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Post  Wombat on Wed May 23, 2018 4:31 pm

I just back from buying diesel to put into my Perjero and the cost of fuel right now has skyrocketed up to $1.55.9c per Lt for diesel and petrol is not far behind. Have we just gone into World War 3 and someone forgot to tell us. This price is in Maryborough and looking on Petrol Spy web site, www.petrolspy.com.au/map/ it looks like it is happening all over Vic. I'm planning to go over to the West in about 8 weeks. But if the fuel prices keep going up I think I may forget about it for this year. "NOT HAPPY JANE" V41
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Post  Travelergold on Wed May 23, 2018 9:18 pm

Wombat, where we are in Adelaide diesel has been $1.58 a liter for few weeks and unleaded nearly same price. This is what happens when port stanvac is no more and fuel has to be imported. (And australian supply at all time low) And OTR (on the run) had been taking over and building everywhere and now seems to have a very large monopoly. I refuse to suport them. Travel will cost more for us to leaving in few days too.

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Post  peterinaust on Wed May 23, 2018 9:42 pm

Highest in Cairns QLD, $1.55.9

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Post  mogy on Thu May 24, 2018 3:32 am

Oh to have your diesel price Ive just filled up at £1.30 L in uk
(1 dollar seventy to the pound)

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Post  joe82 on Thu May 24, 2018 6:09 am

$1,55 up here in the towers

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Post  Wombat on Thu May 24, 2018 8:02 am

Fuel going up, Gold going down scratch
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Post  Travelergold on Thu May 24, 2018 9:51 am

The new gold, liquid gold.
I suppose is not as dear as 4 1/2 years ago at $2.00 plus. Highest we payed was $2.50 lt in wa. As long as it does not keep going up.

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Post  Sparrowfart on Thu May 24, 2018 3:04 pm

I think the petrol companies feel the chilly winds of change in the form of electric cars coming and are hitting us hard while they still can.
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Post  Minermike on Fri May 25, 2018 2:14 pm

With fuel prices you just have to grin and bear it . Went to my car parked in street ,this morning , to find it had got a flat... My tyres are 90 % a self tapping screw with a hex head was the problem . I changed the tyre and had it repaired . $45 to fix or $40 for cash . Last time I had one fixed it cost me $25 . Yes, I do live in Sydney ....
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Post  adrian ss on Fri May 25, 2018 3:57 pm

Come to Canberra. Yesterday I paid 1.69 per ltr for super unleaded and I have no recollection of when it was last below 1.65
91 octane is cheaper but if I use that crap the old corolla goes 85 km less and likley produces more polution per tank than with 98 octane. 95 oct returns approx 55 km less


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Post  Minermike on Fri May 25, 2018 5:30 pm

I agree with you. The better the fuel,higher octane rating , the less you use . It is all abut buying power , BTU's . You have to buy more cheaper fuel to equal less more expensive fuel .
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Post  4rd on Fri May 25, 2018 7:23 pm

Agree Bill, I thought the same and finds are getting smaller / less frequent whilst cost to get out there and have some fun are going the other way Sad

I’ve been using this app for some time now and it helps locate lower priced petrol stations,  not sure that it will make much of a difference in a local town as options are limited in comparison to larger metro area however still worth downloading in my opinion and checking especially when prices are at a high as the app has a feature where it charts the price cycle and you can see when it is about to come down (or back up) again.

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Post  big fella on Fri May 25, 2018 7:35 pm

Gday. $1.58 for diesel in Leonora and that's nothing wait till you go to the supermarket.
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Post  flyspecks on Sun May 27, 2018 10:54 pm

Q25 Q25 Q25 I know how you feel big fella, god that brings back memories Q25 Q25
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Post  big fella on Sun May 27, 2018 11:39 pm

Gday flyspecks. Hey did you lose weight to.
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Post  big fella on Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:01 pm

Gday. Diesel is now $1.64 at Leonora and Leinster .
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Post  Wombat on Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:11 am

big fella wrote:Gday. Diesel is now $1.64 at Leonora and Leinster .
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Post  luckyeddie on Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:18 pm

Hi Wombat,I just got back from the west and the dearest i paid for was $2 dollars a litre at Nullaboor road house, lucky it was a top up . All the other servos were reasonably priced, any where between 1.65 and 1.80.
Adelaide fuel prices were around $1.43.

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Post  Dozer on Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:28 pm

The BP standalone truckstop in Leo is usually 10 cents a litre cheaper than the two servos. Last street on the left heading North

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Post  adrian ss on Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:14 am

Had to pay 1.75/ltr for 95 octane Canberra yesterday. Shell is dearer at almost a dollar eighty for 98 at some servos
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Post  hotrob on Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:56 am

Listening to a bio chemist/engineer on the ABC radio the other day & she said that Australia was the last country where diesel was still going strongly in sales & she thought it would be dead/unavailable in the near future (not sure how long that is).
So the fuel companies will probably just keep pushing the diesel price until it becomes unviable.
Was thinking about a 200 series twin turbo V8 cruiser but might wait now until they bring out a battery version. You'd need a lot of Duracell bunnies to power one of them Laughing .
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Post  cabletie on Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:34 pm

I guess I’ll start riding my bike again to work than.
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Post  adrian ss on Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:01 am

Diesel stinks and should be banned if you are environmentally aware and concerned for our health.
https://www.ucsusa.org/clean-vehicles/vehicles-air-pollution-and-human-health/diesel-engines#.W0Pn8NR95pQ Q14
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Post  granite2 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:16 pm

Wombat, I wouldn't be put off by the fuel prices. Look at the total cost of your trip then work out how much the extra fuel cost will add to your trip, bugger all. We don't even bother about taking jerry cans for fuel. Top up in Ceduna, then at Eucla then you only have to top up once more before cheaper prices at Norseman. The extra cost of the jerry cans would be far more than what you will save in fuel.
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Post  big fella on Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:24 am

Gday. Guess what. Next year will probably be dearer you can bank on that.
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Post  Wombat on Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:47 am

I won't be going over this year. Not because of the fuel cost or anything. But because there is to much to do in regards to organising rallies, putting in submissions because of the VEAC Central West Forest Investigation and the Dja Dja Wurrung Draft report. All this will be coming to a head in the next month or two. So I hope to get over to the West next year. V23
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Post  big fella on Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:53 pm

Gday. Ok so I was wrong. Diesel in Leonora this week only $1.53 so anyone can afford to drive over here.
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