Canning Stock Route Fuel Drop Well 23

Submitted: Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 19:36
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Track Care WA has been advised that Outback Fuel Distributers (previously Capricorn Roadhouse) will be recommencing fuel drops to Well 23 this year and into the future. They have purchased a new Hino 4X4 Truck and need 6 weeks advance notice to coordinate deliveries to Stations and Well 23.
For fuel orders, their contacts are;
Phone 0418 139 139 or Email sales@outbackfd.com.au
They have also seriously upgraded the old Capricorn Roadhouse in Newman and it is now called Outback Travel Centre. They also have the Capricorn Village and Capricorn Bar and Grill in the same location.

http://www.capricornbarandgrill.com.au/

http://www.capricornvillagenewman.com.au/

http://www.outbacktc.com.au/

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Reply By: AlanTH - Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 19:48

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 19:48
Ring the community leader at Parrngur (Cotton Creek) and check their fuel supplies. We bought ours there last July at $3.40 a litre plus they have fresh fruit and veg, frozen meat and you can top up your water.
I'd rather do that and have the money go to the community plus there's no chance of some hero pinching the fuel you've paid for.
Please remember it's a dry community so try to keep your cartons out of sight.
Have a good trip.
AlanH.
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Follow Up By: SteveL - Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 at 17:02

Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 at 17:02
Parrngur is only about 60 km off the CSR and allows you to get some fresh vegies etc.Much safer bet than relying on a fuel drop.
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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 19:51

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 19:51
Ben, thanks for the info, but are they going to build a compound at Well 23 and lock the fuel in it or post a guard 24/7 to stop the theft that occurs? I am surprised that they have recommenced the drops as other means of refuelling are available. Nothing worse than arriving and finding no fuel.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 20:10

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 20:10
Has that happened, or is it an urban myth?
All ours were there, no problems.

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Follow Up By: Mick O - Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 20:31

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 20:31
Unfortunately Shaker it does as we found out in 2012. Don't know if they had dramas in 2015 but we purchased 5 drums last year and all was well. I was nervous though.


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Follow Up By: Member - John - Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 20:34

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 20:34
Shaker, yes, to me the last time through there. Rang Capricorn, they said take so and so's, so and so's was gone too. Rang back, sorry can't do anything about it. Checked every drum, was about 20 lts of diesel all up, no Opal/ULP at all, we had ordered 205lt for the bikes. It does or did happen, just wondering how they plan to stop it this time? Just checked, that was in 2010,didn't think it was that long ago, think they stopped the fuel dumps not long after that, I will be corrected if I am wrong.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 21:14

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 21:14
I would think it would more than likely be locals rather than travellers, you have to be brave to take a risk of there being no fuel there!

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Follow Up By: Member - John - Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 23:13

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 at 23:13
Shaker, think you are correct.
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