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#164487 - 17/05/2004 01:29 Re: Fuel Prices
ThD Ht Offline
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Registered: 02/03/2002
Posts: 3928
Loc: Reynella, S.A.
went to deniliquin today, prices varied between regions, 99.9 at horsham, 102.9 at bendigo, about 104 i think at echucha and the highest was 106 at st arnaud i think, i made quite a few stops as i was towing a large trailer and noted the prices but not in relation to the locations so much.
99.9 here in naracoorte i get 4 cents on that.

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#164488 - 17/05/2004 07:53 Re: Fuel Prices
Anthony Cornelius Offline
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Registered: 22/05/2001
Posts: 5162
Loc: Brisbane
I filled up on Thursday for 87.9c/L, one of the highest I've ever seen around this neck of the woods! But then yesterday morning, I filled up at 93.9c/L!!! The absolute highest I've ever seen fuel out here...and then on my way back home it was 95.5c/L!!!!! I know some of the people at the servo, and I joked around mentioning "I've never had to put more than $45 of fuel in my tank before in Queensland" and she said she just bought a new car, but the only car she could afford was an old V8 Fairlane and now prices have skyrocketed again!!!

If it goes up much more I'll have to resort to Flinstones-type cars!

AC
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#164489 - 17/05/2004 10:11 Re: Fuel Prices
astrogen Offline
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Registered: 19/10/2002
Posts: 1987
Loc: Brisbane
some very expensive petrol around at the moment, who would of thought petrol was over $100 a litre laugh :p
Petrol was 98.9 around here on Friday/Saturday with it dropping to 95.6C yesterday. Should see some over $1 coming into this weekend for us Qlders.
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#164490 - 17/05/2004 12:02 Re: Fuel Prices
Jacob Offline
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Registered: 17/09/2001
Posts: 6288
Loc: Sydney, NSW
At least the QLD government took a step forward and kept back the tax on fuel.. Although the environmentalists would argue that this is indeed bad for the environment, and the money could be collected and sorted into a decent public transport system. We have 25 buses constantly on route here servicing the city and rural areas.. Thats impressive for a small town, considering there are several buses on many of these routes.. but theres still not enough....

When is enough public transport enough to not need your car??

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#164491 - 18/05/2004 11:54 Re: Fuel Prices
Harry Spotter Offline
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Registered: 14/11/2001
Posts: 1955
Loc: Springwood, Brisbane
When they come with individual compartments with their own heaters / air con / CD player! As long as the negatives of environmental degradation are unseen, and the immediate comforts of a personal space (provided by a car) are given top priority by car and oil companies, driving one person per car seems to be acceptable.

Marty.
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#164492 - 18/05/2004 12:25 Re: Fuel Prices
Max744 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2002
Posts: 1590
Loc: Cooks Gap NSW
Hi Folks :wave:

I went up to Mudgee on the weekend, filled up at at the Caltex on Old Windsor Road at Parklea on the way out on Friday night. Storm Beast runs on Premium. Imagine my horror to have to pay 113.9 !!!!!!!!!!!
When I arrived in Mudgee Optimax was 110.9 and ULP was 101.9, so cheaper than Sydney! Quite unusual for Mudgee, but needless to say, I topped up there before coming home yesterday laugh

:cheers:
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#164493 - 18/05/2004 12:46 Re: Fuel Prices
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Registered: 17/06/2002
Posts: 6011
Loc: Mena, Polk County, Arkansas; e...
Hello Everybody:

I just received a forward in my e-mail, detailing the ever-higher gas (petrol) prices in the US and the flow-on effect on other industries/services. So, this Wednesday, May 19th has been declared "Stick It to Them" day and as many people as could in the US are encouraged NOT to but any gas (petrol) on that day. Reg Unl at DJ's Grocery (in 3 days) has risen from $1.87 to today $1.94 per gallon. I've heard that there is not much price relief in sight for the near future. Which is just Great(NOT!!!) considering we in the US are entering into the Summer Vacation/Driving season (usu from Memorial Day--May 31--through Labor Day--in early Sept).
OUCH!!!
We are finally having "California-like" gas (petrol) prices Here!!!
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#164494 - 18/05/2004 17:24 Re: Fuel Prices
Stormy Spott Offline
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Registered: 03/03/2004
Posts: 1546
Loc: Daisy Hill, SE Qld
Quote:
Originally posted by Anthony Cornelius:

If it goes up much more I'll have to resort to Flinstones-type cars!

AC
Lol, that should put a twist on storm chases.

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#164495 - 19/05/2004 14:28 Re: Fuel Prices
Stormy Spott Offline
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Registered: 03/03/2004
Posts: 1546
Loc: Daisy Hill, SE Qld
May I add that you'll probably start yelling 'Yabba dabba doo!' whenever you sight a tornado! wink laugh

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#164496 - 20/05/2004 10:25 Re: Fuel Prices
Anthony Cornelius Offline
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Registered: 22/05/2001
Posts: 5162
Loc: Brisbane
Quote:
Originally posted by Harry Spotter:
When they come with individual compartments with their own heaters / air con / CD player! As long as the negatives of environmental degradation are unseen, and the immediate comforts of a personal space (provided by a car) are given top priority by car and oil companies, driving one person per car seems to be acceptable.

Marty.
Hi Marty,

I think it's more than just this also...people generally will go with what is less of a hassle. In congested cities, public transport becomes more accepted and used because it's less of a hassle than driving around. I know in Sydney, I'd rather catch the train into the city, rather than try and drive into the city - the latter is a hassle, it's stressful, and I spend half the time looking where to go with the signs rather than watching the road!

Take Brisbane...cruisy city, not too confusing to drive around, lots of connecting motorways and freeways - it's generally pretty easy to get around. Public transport becomes less attractive because it's less of a hassle to drive rather than sit around and wait for buses that don't always come!

For public transport to be effective - it has to be frequent, everyone loathes queues and waiting around. In what appears to be becoming our ever increasingly busy lifestyles...waiting around for a bus is considered 'dead time.' That time has to be minimised, so that you don't have to wait around for transport. Also - buses have to go where the people are going, perhaps the other advantage in more congested cities is that they've become more defined. Eg, they have well developed commercial, residential and industrial corridors and therefore it's much easier to design a public transport system to transfer commuters across these zones and areas. Australians have a lot of land - and that's contributed heavily to urban sprawl - buying a house is more attractive than buying a unit and we spread outwards instead of upwards which makes it harder as buses and trains have to travel for longer to collect more passengers.

If you could design something that is less of a hassle for people than driving...I think you'd attract a lot more people. My opinion anyway... smile

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#164497 - 22/05/2004 16:59 Re: Fuel Prices
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Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 3260
Loc: Townsville - Queensland
Take Townsville for instance.. you only catch public transport.. if you are without a vehicle. WE have "Sunbus" up here. Noisy Small Version Buses made by Mercedes.. Sounds classy doesn't it.. Well. Ever been on a bumper car at the show.. No suspension etc etc. Its like that only bigger. The other problem is having a town stretched over such a distance. Times between Major areas is lengthy "dead time". To travel 8kms is half an hour. And costs around $3.50. Taxis.. Dont get me started.. crooks in white cars. Fuel prices have hit 96.2 here being one of the lower ones.. To catch public transport to work and back for me is inconceievable. It would take each way.. 1 Hour and a half and 1.5km walking. and around $7. Thats $14 a day or $84 a week (sat morn work too) By car.. rego, tyres and fuel would average out to around $35 a week. And reducing the "dead time" from 3 hours a day to just 25 mins of travelling time. Not only that you can do what ever you want in your own vehicle.. So The theory of boycotting fuel companies for a day would have little effect on regional areas. I know, I choose where I live.. but so do you all. Catch 22.

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#164498 - 06/06/2004 19:31 Re: Fuel Prices
Hunter Offline
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Registered: 19/07/2002
Posts: 592
Loc: Maitland
$108.9 rip off more tax to the goverment mad

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#164499 - 06/06/2004 21:20 Re: Fuel Prices
Bryan Offline
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Registered: 24/12/2002
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Loc: Beenleigh,
actually the amount of tax that government get is not the cause of this hick in prices. also the Government MUST have these taxs in place or you people would be complaining about teh state of our (would be dirt roads) as the money from fuel goes towards roads and other things. be glad that our government used the tax money for this. wink
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#164500 - 06/06/2004 21:32 Re: Fuel Prices
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Loc: Brisbane
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#164501 - 06/06/2004 22:26 Re: Fuel Prices
adam17 Offline
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Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 3260
Loc: Townsville - Queensland
So I can totally disregard my Invoice for rego. "Road Improvement fee". I feel sorry for all you Capital City people, we are ofsetted here for some reason. So the avg price here is 90c/l to 100c/l. Fuel prices can alter prices for everything.. Without trucks Australia Stops. Trains require fuel, as well as air frieght. That is just products, services are affected, cost to run vehicles for a service.

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#164502 - 06/06/2004 22:31 Re: Fuel Prices
TrenthamStormchasers Offline
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Registered: 15/04/2001
Posts: 6258
Loc: Trentham 705m
1 BP servo at $1.089c in Vermont, every other servo in the metropolitan area between 97.9c and 98.9c - NUTS!!

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#164503 - 06/06/2004 22:45 Re: Fuel Prices
Bolty Offline
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Registered: 18/10/2002
Posts: 1375
Loc: நித்&#...
QLD is off-set period.
Im upset that I had to fork out 107.9c/L for UNLEADED. - Ive got duel fuel but the gas is broken - I think I will go and get it mended ASAP.

I don't mind paying 75-80c/L thats what the price should be.

Either the price of the Aussie dollar should rise against the rest of the world markets - bullocks to the exporters really, No suprises they are whinging about the high cost of transportations - or America should go and invade Saudi Arabia (well joking about that, perhaps OPEC could release more barrels).

"$1.089c in Vermont" Jane? laugh Its so hard to live with a four digit fuel price frown

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#164504 - 07/06/2004 00:18 Re: Fuel Prices
Baylee Offline
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Registered: 04/04/2003
Posts: 345
Loc: Carnarvon.W.A.
You mean BOLLOCKS....Bullocks are castrated bulls :nerd:

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#164505 - 07/06/2004 13:02 Re: Fuel Prices
Pacman Offline
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Registered: 14/11/2001
Posts: 5235
Loc: Cairns - Upper Bentley Park
Hi all , The fuel in the US seems relatively cheap to me according to David they pay USD$1.94 per gallon( 1 gallon = 3.8 litres) which would equate to here 72c/L i would love to pay those prices to fill my car.

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#164506 - 07/06/2004 13:55 Re: Fuel Prices
Danos Offline
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Registered: 06/12/2002
Posts: 934
Loc: Deception Bay
Not too long ago it was around 72c a litre here.
I had to pay 96.3 today, the most Ive paid since I left Canberra. mad
When you drive 600kms a week you can really notice the difference!

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