Wagga's petrol prices have plummeted to their cheapest point in five months, with the average weekly cost for unleaded falling to about 145 cents per litre.
The last time drivers enjoyed petrol this cheap was back in September when the average price of unleaded was about 142 cents per litre, according to the Australian Institute of Petroleum.
The AIP data shows the most significant dip in Wagga's prices has occurred since February 9. The decrease comes after the city's average price remained largely unchanged for a number of months.
Drivers have jumped at the opportunity to top up their tanks. Among them was Ella Butt, who said she always filled up in Ashmont to avoid the "very expensive" prices in her hometown of Lockhart.
"It's been so expensive that I'd stopped driving in and out of town because I couldn't afford it," Ms Butt said yesterday.
"It means so much for me for it be a little bit lower."
Wagga boasts some of the cheapest petrol in the region. However, it is soundly beaten by Junee where the cheapest fuel was just 128 cents per litre yesterday afternoon.
Closer to home, Wagga's cheapest fuel yesterday was found at the Silvalite service station in Ashmont where the price for unleaded e10 was 138 cents per litre.
Silvalite owner Tim Towse said he had seen a noticeable uptick in the number of drivers coming through his doors to take advantage of the rare reprieve from soaring fuel prices.
"Fingers crossed it'll drop again, but you never know with petrol prices," Mr Towse said.
The plummeting price tag is partly due to the coronavirus, according to NRMA spokesman Peter Khoury.
"When you lock down the largest economy in the region it's going to impact on the demand," Mr Khoury said.
"There's an oversupply in the Asian market, with Singapore's prices falling steadily for the past month."
Mr Khoury said he doesn't predict the downwards trend will reverse any time soon, with conditions in China expected to remain in lockdown for the near future.
"In the short term there's no reason to expect a sudden increase, so we're hoping to see ongoing relatively lower petrol prices," Mr Khoury said.
Driver Renae Robertson said the lull in prices were a merciful reprieve on her hip pocket.
"I work in Coolamon, and I travel about 120 kilometres a day," she said.
"It can get expensive when you travel for work."