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Does anybody know how much fuel is at cotton creek WA i'm doing the canning later in the year and I hear its cheaper there than kunawarijiand capricorn arn't doing it anymore
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Reply By: Mick O - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 15:05

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 15:05
Between $3.60 and $4.00 per litre for diesel. Could be more this year. Capricorn was cheaper at about $3.33 delivered to Well 23. Unfortunately I believe a bit of pilfering that commenced back in 2012 has led to it being stopped once again.

I'm not aware of it ever having been cheaper than K-mart (Well 33) which was $3.30 again last year and the drive into Parnngurr is a over 100 km and a shocker. Unless you're going into Rudall, I'd go with K-mart.

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Follow Up By: Wayne NSW - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 16:02

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 16:02
Mick,

The Talawanna Track from Georgia Bore to the turn off to Cotton Creek
was like a highway last year.

It has been graded because of the Pot Ash mine around Georgia Bore
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 16:45

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 16:45
Do you need permission to go to Purnngurr? I am assumimg that is also known as Cotton Creek. On my Westprint Canning map there is a note on the Parnngurr road that permission is required to used that road to the Parnngurr Community.

We will have a pass for the whole Canning buyt as yet have not applied for it so I don't have any accurate data on where it allows us to go.

Please don't kill me for drifting OT a smidgin.

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Follow Up By: Wayne NSW - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 16:56

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 16:56
Phil,

The times that I have been into Cotton Creek it has only to get fuel and one time to visit the clinic. On each occasion I have not had a separate permit other than the permits to travel the CSR.

At $4.00 per liter I don't think they would refuse entry to get fuel.
Going into the community might be another story
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 18:57

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 18:57
Thanks Wayne. I would expect that to be the case. Not planning on going there though, but it's good to be prepared.

Hey if it's $3.80 - $4.00 then that's the cost. If you don't like it go home. That's the way we look at it.

Thanks again

Phil
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 19:18

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 19:18
Hi

Just to clarify - there is no "Pot Ash mine around Georgia Bore".

There is some proposed exploration on sections of Lake Disappointment - but it hasn't happened yet. The exploration company had some large water tanks at Georgia Bore during 2013 for use during the construction of a new road (and upgrade of a section of Talawanna Track) but the tanks have now been removed. The upgraded section of Talawanna track is still pretty narrow (wouldn't call it a "highway") with plenty of blind corners.

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Reply By: Wayne NSW - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 15:57

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 15:57
Marty,

The last time I got fuel at Cotton Creek it was $4.00 a liter, cash only.
I have heard that the old diesel tank has been replaced with a newer tank similar to the one at Billiluna.

I did get fuel at Well 23 last year,although there were less drums at the fuel dump last year than in previous years. I have been using the fuel drop over the last 10 years when it has been available and I can't say I have had any fuel lost.

Well 33 does have new pumps and does not appear to have much trouble supplying diesel and petrol.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 19:53

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 19:53
..by the way you can ring and ask...

Cotton Creek (08) 9176 9009
Kunawarritji (08) 9176 9040

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 20:48

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 20:48
It's funny how we tend to bitch and moan about the cost of fuel in the city (currently $1.60 for diesel around where I live), but all accept prices such as $4.00 per litre in remote communities as one of the 'joys' of doing what we love doing. People I work with think we're all mad buggers.

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Reply By: Mark T6 - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 22:07

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 22:07
$3.40 a litre last year at K-Mart, $525.00 to fill my Prado and two Jerries and I was bloody happy to pay it. Them being there meant I could do the trip.

Went in for a look at Well 23, it would have to be a significant saving to warrant using that and the chances of some other bugger taking your fuel is a big worry.

I used 137 Litres to K-Mart, actually put the two jerries in to get the weight off the roof but really didn't need the fuel.

Bit cheaper at Bililuna, think it was about $2.80 up there.

Fabulous trip......enjoy the corrugations they are doozies!!
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 17:10

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 17:10
I came out of the Gibson on vapor in 2010. As we were heading back into the GSD we put in over 300 litres at better than $1200 for the fill.

Certainly did my bit for the outback economy lol.

It's the price of doing business out there.

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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 22:12

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 22:12
We had 2 dums of fuel at well 23 - was there fine when we got there - and we were late. AFAIK, Capricorn is still doing the fuel drops. Kunnawaritji is only closed Sundays. Cotton Creek can close more often.
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