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#1471523 - 28/09/2018 21:11 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
Steve777 Offline
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Registered: 20/10/2011
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Loc: Artarmon (Sydney North Shore)
This week nearly every garage I've seen (Sydney area) is charging 165.9 for E10, regardless of brand. It's cartel-like behaviour, the message goes down the line, up go the prices almost in sync.

In any case, who imagines that the fuel companies are any better-behaved than the big banks.

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#1471929 - 03/10/2018 13:09 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
Werner K Offline
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Registered: 28/11/2011
Posts: 560
Loc: Flinders Park, SA
paid 146.7 cpl for diesel at a Liberty about a week ago.

Saw 165.9 cpl for diesel at OTR BP this morning and down the road, 157.9 cpl at Shell and 147.9 cpl at Costco next door. Suburb was Kilburn.

I'm lucky where I live as there are a large number of independent servos within about 5km and they are usually on the cheaper end of the range. Caltex, Shell & OTR BP on the other hand are always expensive right at the top end of the range.

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#1471930 - 03/10/2018 13:38 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
Wild Wassa Offline
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Registered: 17/03/2012
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Loc: NW ACT
Last time fuel was this much per barrel, the distributors were making 16 per litre. This time it was reported that their cut is 25 per litre.

In my neck of the bush 98 octane is $1.82.9lt. I'm glad that I topped-up our cars last week, when it was 12 per litre cheaper.

Thinking of the words of that old song, "I was born to be a bachelor, I'm my own man" ... unfortunately, I and many others were born to be the cash-cows of others. Economic serfdom?


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#1476811 - 25/11/2018 12:19 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
scott12 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2015
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Loc: maadi Tully area
I wish we Aussies would lose our "She'll be right , mate " attitude and fight back against corrupt corporation and ineffectual governments...


The French certainly do it in style..... https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/sha...ocid=spartanntp

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#1476817 - 25/11/2018 13:10 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
Petros Offline
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ULP in the $1.30's down around Margaret River WA.

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#1477526 - 28/11/2018 12:07 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
StormCapture Offline
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Registered: 19/12/2013
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Loc: Uleybury
Collapsing around Adelaide for now, many independant ones are the best at 119.9-121.9 per litre, average is around 1.25 per litre, diesel hasn't budged all that much but prices are slowly increasing to 1.50 At least it's not their nasty surprise of 1.59 or 1.67

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#1477527 - 28/11/2018 12:08 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: Werner K]
StormCapture Offline
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Originally Posted By: Werner K
paid 146.7 cpl for diesel at a Liberty about a week ago.

Saw 165.9 cpl for diesel at OTR BP this morning and down the road, 157.9 cpl at Shell and 147.9 cpl at Costco next door. Suburb was Kilburn.

I'm lucky where I live as there are a large number of independent servos within about 5km and they are usually on the cheaper end of the range. Caltex, Shell & OTR BP on the other hand are always expensive right at the top end of the range.


Yer OTR the worst ones as they love to go up first and go down last.

Interesting that Shell next to costco was 10c higher, used to be within 2-3c difference of each other ages ago.

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#1477754 - 29/11/2018 01:44 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Puma stations in Townsville selling around 1.34c/L, my local Shell is the worse, still at 1.61c/L. We sadly havent had the price drop seen in the capitals despite fuel being delivered directly into our port.
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#1477801 - 29/11/2018 13:14 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
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Loc: The Beach.
Shell is always the highest down here.
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#1477872 - 29/11/2018 22:53 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
Ronfishes Offline
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Loc: Gordonvale
noticed united diesel down to 149c today
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#1485932 - 18/01/2019 19:40 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
Rsav Offline
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Registered: 07/12/2016
Posts: 94
Current article about the benefits to Australia of using LPG:

http://www.newsweekly.com.au/article.php?id=58381

I'm not an expert. What do others think about this idea?

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#1486061 - 19/01/2019 18:22 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: Rsav]
@_Yasified_shak Offline
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Registered: 07/03/2009
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Loc: El Arish
We have LPG, but it seems less and less servo's are carrying LPG.
I know of 2 that have discontinued LPG.
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#1486148 - 20/01/2019 18:45 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
DexterB Offline
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Registered: 28/05/2018
Posts: 10
Loc: Kewarra Beach, QLD
It puzzles me that while the countrys various motoring associations are extremely well subscribed by a very loyal support base, they seem to shy away from any aggressive advocacy on fuel pricing.

I know there's a bit of "they orta" grumbling and a few "we really care" verbal cuddles in the newsletters and magazines, but I have seen no real effort to mobilise their massive and loyal support base to confront it head-on. You'd think that fuel cost would be a core issue for a motoring club.

I wonder how hard it would be to make a deal with an existing fuel tracking web app organisation to provide a service platform and then to "bribe" members (every submission is a chance to win something) to report every fuel transaction by photo grab at the bowser? Everyone carries a phone camera these days - right?

Who pays? Well, after a long career working in the food industry, I've observed who always pays for supermarket promotions. Hint - it's not Coles or Woolies - it's their suppliers!

There's a lot of high value advertisers represented in the motoring magazines who could be "encouraged" to share the cost of the platform and the prize bribes.

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#1486175 - 20/01/2019 22:53 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: DexterB]
bundybear Offline
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Registered: 28/12/2010
Posts: 2357
Loc: Between Bundy and Gladstone
Originally Posted By: DexterB
It puzzles me that while the countrys various motoring associations are extremely well subscribed by a very loyal support base, they seem to shy away from any aggressive advocacy on fuel pricing.

I know there's a bit of "they orta" grumbling and a few "we really care" verbal cuddles in the newsletters and magazines, but I have seen no real effort to mobilise their massive and loyal support base to confront it head-on. You'd think that fuel cost would be a core issue for a motoring club.

I wonder how hard it would be to make a deal with an existing fuel tracking web app organisation to provide a service platform and then to "bribe" members (every submission is a chance to win something) to report every fuel transaction by photo grab at the bowser? Everyone carries a phone camera these days - right?

Who pays? Well, after a long career working in the food industry, I've observed who always pays for supermarket promotions. Hint - it's not Coles or Woolies - it's their suppliers!

There's a lot of high value advertisers represented in the motoring magazines who could be "encouraged" to share the cost of the platform and the prize bribes.


I use a free app called petrol spy. Just put in the suburb/town I want and up comes reasonably accurate prices. You can win money/vouchers (forget what exactly) if you log in and update prices.

You might want to try it.

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#1486204 - 21/01/2019 09:39 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
DexterB Offline
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Registered: 28/05/2018
Posts: 10
Loc: Kewarra Beach, QLD
Yes - I have tried both PetrolSpy and Motormouth.

Petrol Spy offers a credit for every submission. Five submissions (that's five tank refills for most of us!) wins ONE entry for a raffle of ONE $25 fuel card per day for the whole of Oz.
Motormouth also offers a credit for each submission, but no benefits yet.

Both apps are a good start, but neither offers a compelling reason for a motorist to contribute. Unfortunately these commercial programs lack the "critical mass" of participants to make the collected prices fresh and timely enough to be sufficiently attractive. No "critical mass" means no ability to fund growth.

In my state, the RACQ operates a "fair price" system that seems to be nothing more than an office-based PR tool designed to assure members that "at least we're doing something"! I've seen no attempt by them to agressively leverage membership numbers to force market competition among suppliers. Of course, they may be using it behind the scenes to push politicians.

The Queensland government started a trial system, in December 2018, for the Brisbane region only (where most of the politicians live), which forces retailers to disclose prices. Being from FNQ, I have no idea whether it is being enforced, promoted or made easily accessible to the average driver.

If I was cynical (ask the wife), I'd conclude that petrol prices have only gotten high enough for users to bleat a lot, but not high enough to stop the shearing.

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#1486524 - 24/01/2019 06:13 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: Ronfishes]
Jarek Offline
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Registered: 10/12/2017
Posts: 11
Loc: Brisbane
Yes I noticed it too!
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#1494326 - 14/03/2019 18:10 Re: Fuel Prices [Re: terrified]
petethemoskeet Offline
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Registered: 13/08/2003
Posts: 1369
Loc: toowoomba
Apparently fuel is going up by 30cents a litre in Brisbane.Thieving ba#tards

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