fuel cost on gibb river road

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 12:09
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Hi folks can so0me one tell me the cost of fuel on the gibb river rd
thanks
ray
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Reply By: GG7777 - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 12:52

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 12:52
Been back home in Vic. for a month but on our time it seemed everyone was around the $2.05/litre, $1.70s in Derby, and $1.98/2.00 at El Questro
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 13:00

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 13:00
Brace yourselves, it's on the way up. $1.72 (diesel) at my local Sydney suburban Shell today.
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 13:00

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 13:00
Ray, you don't say if diesel, ULP, LPG (no chance for lpg really).
This applies to diesel, which would be far more available between the following main towns.

Wyndham / Kununurra / Derby are all listed on the Petrol Spy app (if you have a smart phone).
This app is user fed, so prices can vary as to when uploaded, good source to for research usually.

Someone might have info on Mount Barnett (not listed on Petrol Spy), or you could call them (08) 9191 7007 to ask directly.
Mt Barnett is closer to the middle of those main centres originally mentioned above.

Besides there, Imintji Roadhouse ph (08) 9191 7227 is a little closer to Derby then Mt Barnett, and fuel is also available at El Questro.

Some community fuel is only available on certain days / hours, so pays to check plans suit fuel ups.

It is only 700 odd km between the main towns of Derby / Wyndham / Kununurra but then you might have side trips to do.

Just saw Murrays prices, Derby now $1.85 or so, Kuna vary high 1.50s to 1.65ish (Petrol Spy app).
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 13:14

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 13:14
Wyndham used to be considerably cheaper than Kununurra.....depends on how much you need may be worth the drive to Wyndham...just a thought.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 15:04

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 15:04
It might still be Tony.
App shows it $1.58, but pricing month + old.
Only the one Shell servo in town ?

Kuna shows 156.9 9 hrs ago.
Seems to be 6 servos in or near there, strange competition doesn't seem a little stronger there.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 13:55

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 13:55
Hi Ray

Unfortunately fuel costs in any of our remote locations are going to be dearer than those in major built up, populated places around Australia.

Regardless of where you travel, if you need fuel then you just have to buy it, after all if we do not want to pay those prices, then we are better off staying home and walking everywhere.

If no one purchases fuel in remote locations, the eventual outcome could be the possible closure of such facilities.....and if this is the case, it will bugger it up for all experienced outback travellers than know fuel will be dearer....the joys of travelling remote.

Please do think I am having a personal dig at you, but these type of questions are often asked here on the forum from people that either have never driven in remote locations before or have no idea of what it is like outside in the real world.

Work on $2 through to $3 per litre for remote location, after all we all visit these great remote places to experience the beauty of these areas and not the price of what fuel will cost.

Get out there, drop your tyre pressures and enjoy the beauty of the Kimberley and not worry about what you are going to pay for fuel.



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Follow Up By: Kenell - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 16:24

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 16:24
Hi Stephen,

Think you may have made a typo in 4th para. "Please do think I am having a personal dig" etc. I am sure, knowing your style, this was not intended.
Back on topic - I have found in the past that fuel in the Kimberley region is actually pretty reasonable when compared to other remote places. High turnover during the tourist season possibly but anything that is within 125% of city prices isn't too bad.
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Follow Up By: Phil B (WA) - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 21:05

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 21:05
Whatever the costs are its no use grumbling, just be grateful you don’t live there and pay that price every day.

Having said that, people on tight budgets are needing to get a handle on costs so they can budget.



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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 14:08

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 14:08
You have to pay what you have to pay....
Fuel is also available at Kalumburu.
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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 15:44

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 15:44
Today's fuel prices in the Kimberley (major towns not GRR). easily add 50c/l extra for the station and community fuel.

https://www.fuelwatch.wa.gov.au/fuelwatch/pages/public/cheapestPriceCountry.jspx

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Follow Up By: Member - Warren H - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 18:28

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 18:28
Yeah well Kalgoorlie at 169.9 is 4c/L cheaper than Canberra where I live at 173.9. Must be the strong head winds generated by the hot air coming out of parliament house adding to the freight cost or perhaps just the usual profiteering. The suburb where I live has a pop of 23K and one servo.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 19:15

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 19:15
That's so annoying isn't it Warren ?
I drive a lot to Melb / Bris, and always notice besides the always high price country towns (West Wyalong anyone ? :/ ) it's usually best to fuel up 50 to 00 km form the city servos, where the price can mysteriously jump 4 or 5 c/lt, even though they have less shipping cost, and bigger market / volumes.
Go figure, no collusion ? Lol.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 19:00

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 19:00
Thank you all for your replys
I actually live in NZ so I am a little out of touch with your fuel prices
They are going up the same as ours
In NZ diesel is referred to as fuel
Sorry about that
Thanks again
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Follow Up By: Rangiephil - Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 10:36

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 10:36
There is a secret in Kununurra.
It's called the Co-op and is about 5Km out of town on the NE road which goes past the mini bungles.
It is credit card only but usually a fair amount cheaper than the servos in town.


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Follow Up By: Member - shane r1 - Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 13:24

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 13:24
Another secret Kununurra card only servo is just around the corner from the shell, and the cheapest fuel we found recently. Nearly 10 cents under most of the servo’s.
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 14:55

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 14:55
ORDCO (Ord River District Co-operative Ltd) based in Kununurra is actually the fuel distributor for the whole of the Kimberley.
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Follow Up By: Wayne B16 - Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 22:48

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 22:48
To Everyone on this thread, saying put up with the cost is bull dust. I worked for over 15 yrs in exploration through out Aus and Mates still do, we would be camped at some remote station or community and be charged 150 minimum per day each person to be fed and sleep . Now some places were great , good people clean accommodation and decent food and no air conditioning but we enjoyed it .Other places were rubbish and weren't worth more than 60 we still paid what they charged.Many outback areas think all travellers are cashed up and all exploration companies are too and that is just wrong.Reminds me of the old infamous Eddie Norton at Sandfire Flats who would be at the bar having a drink or 10 and if he heard any tourist complain about prices , his reply was go elsewhere and people did for many years . Sure we need these services , it doesn't mean we will let You rip us off!!
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