REVEALED: The Hunter's Fuel Rip-Off

Maitland's spiked 6 times NSW average

REVEALED: The Hunter's Fuel Rip-Off

An unwanted honour for Maitland.

The city's recorded the highest price increase in unleaded petrol in regional New South Wales, according to the NRMA.

The cost at the bowser has increased a whopping 11.6 cents in just the last week. Next on the list is Goulburn with a 6.8 cent increase, and Muswellbrook with a 6.5 cent increase.

There's bad news for Bulahdelah as well, which boasts the most expensive unleaded in the state's regional areas - at $1.35/L.

NRMA President Kyle Loades says the spike is staggering.

"The average across the state is an increase of two cents," he said. "But in Maitland they've copped a big hiding."