There's further proof petrol prices are soaring across the Hunter at the moment.
Latest figures from the NRMA show the average cost of regular unleaded in Newcastle has jumped by 10.1 cents a litre in the past week to 155.0.
That's more expensive than Sydney (154.6), Wollongong (152.7) and Canberra (149.5), although slightly cheaper than the Central Coast (156.4).
Parts of the Hunter also have some of the most expensive petrol in NSW.
Singleton (156.0) and Bulahdelah (156.1) have been ranked among the top five dearest locations.
The NRMA is urging drivers to look around for cheap petrol, using apps such as Petrol Spy and Fuel Check.