Diesel availability

Submitted: Friday, Mar 05, 2021 at 19:38
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I am going to Kilcowera at Easter and wonder if Diesel is available at Hungerford. I cannot find any reference to it anywhere that is recent.

Any info would be appreciated
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Friday, Mar 05, 2021 at 19:55

Friday, Mar 05, 2021 at 19:55
Fuel used to be available at the pub. Maybe a phone call to confirm.

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Follow Up By: Member - coutaboat - Friday, Mar 05, 2021 at 20:00

Friday, Mar 05, 2021 at 20:00
OK thanks Jim.
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Friday, Mar 05, 2021 at 23:20

Friday, Mar 05, 2021 at 23:20
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Reply By: Member - MIKE.G - Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 at 07:49

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 at 11:15

Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 at 11:15
When we were there there were no fuel pumps in sight. We had to drive around the back of the pub. The fuel (petrol and diesel) was stored in elevated tanks. The delivery was a pipe hanging down from the two tanks with a meter on the bottom end. The meters were the type used on the bulk delivery tankers that used to supply our home heating oil. The fuel was delivered by gravity.

Someone from the bar would come out at a convenient (to them) time and serve you. The before and after readings were noted on a piece of paper. You then proceeded to the bar with the attendant where they would work out the amount of fuel dispensed and the price on their handheld calculator. You then had the honour of paying them for their service.

There is an entry for them in Petrol Spy Australia. Currently, there are no prices listed. Could you please update the site after you fill up there.


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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 at 12:39

Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 at 12:39
How antiquated. Probably couldn't even get a latte at the bar either. :)
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 at 14:56

Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 at 14:56
The system has worked well for many decades. I don't think any fuel company is going to provide an expensive pump system out there for the amount of fuel they sell. If electric fuel pumps break down it can sometimes take weeks for them to be serviced. The town is then without fuel for that time. If one of those reliable meters should ever break down the locals just replace it with the spare.

I think it is a great system. You are not likely to get stuck in town just because there has been an electro-mechanical breakdown.
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Follow Up By: Member - McLaren3030 - Sunday, Mar 07, 2021 at 08:36

Sunday, Mar 07, 2021 at 08:36
Same delivery system at Mt. Dare, and I dare say many other outback fuel suppliers.

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Reply By: Member - coutaboat - Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 at 08:44

Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 at 08:44
Thant's the answer I was looking for thanks.
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Reply By: Member - coutaboat - Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 at 08:46

Saturday, Mar 06, 2021 at 08:46
Amazing what is out there when you know where to look thanks.
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Reply By: Member - cruza25 - Sunday, Mar 07, 2021 at 15:13

Sunday, Mar 07, 2021 at 15:13
Its a great little pub. We had lunch and a beer in there on the way to the Exploroz gathering at kilcowera a few years ago

Steak sandwich was the only choice on the menu and it was very good.

You can also get supplies and fuel at Thargomindah which is just north of kilcowera
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