Most expensive Diesel in Australia??

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:23
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I travelled form Karratha To Coral Bay for the Easter weekend (along with about 2000 other people). The price of diesel at Nanutarra (about 1/2 way between the two) was a joke - $1.49.9/L!! I travelled through there 2 weeks ago and the price was $1.42.9/L. I thought the price per barrel had come down??? It's not even out of the way but it is very nice of them to take advantage of everyone on their easter break- Karratha is about $1.28/L, and it is further away from Perth than Nanutarra. I dont mind paying more for out-of the-way places that takes some effort to get the fuel to, but this is ridiculous - it is right on the main road!!
My question is: Is this the most expensive Diesel in Australia?? If is isnt, where is more expensive, and how much is it??
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:40

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:40
Balladonia and Madura are usually high, perhaps higher over Easter.
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:50

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:50
William Creek ...... was $1.50 per litre for diesel last September!
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Reply By: Troopy22 - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:59

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:59
Lived in Kalumburu in the north Kimberley for 18 months and paid $1.50 /l for diesel. Left there in March 2003. It'd be more expensive now.
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Reply By: Member - Ross H (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:59

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:59
was paying $1.50/L in FEB on fraser island at kingfisher. oging back in 3 weeks so will let you know
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 11:21

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 11:21
It was about $1.80 at Well 33 (Kunawarritji) a year ago. Glad to pay it.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 11:23

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 11:23
Travelled that stretch a couple of times. After the first trip I avoided re-fuelling between Port Hedland and Broome and again until I got to Kununnara. Thank MR Toyota for the great on board fuel capacity (A couple of jerries helped as well). If I had to re-fuel it was usually enough to get me to the next cheaper fuel. I also found driving a little more conservatively made all the difference with fuel consumption. I was towing a trailer with gear on the roof rack and getting 12L/100 km (around 1100 km from the tanks and 2x jerries) doing 100 kph with aircon on using the cruise.

The road houses in these places have the un-initiated over a barrel. You should ask if they take shop-a-dockets for 4c off...love to see the reaction. I suppose diesel being the same price as ULP in these places makes me feel better...

I guess a $1.50/L in Roper Bar isn't so bad afterall...

Wizard
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Reply By: Drew - Karratha - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 11:29

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 11:29
I am quite happy to pay high prices for Diesel in places that it takes some effort to get to, but not on a main highway where places either side are up to 20c/litre cheaper! Anywhere that a truck needs to travel on a dirt road to deliver the fuel is fair enough!
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Reply By: steve21 - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 14:35

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 14:35
i was in London last week. ULP was GBP1.01/ltr = aud$2.45. Maybe we should not be complaining hey.
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Follow Up By: Drew - Karratha - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 14:50

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 14:50
Yeah, but you can travel around the whole country on a couple of tank fulls.....
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 19:26

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 19:26
Comparing Europe and the Uk fuel prices to prices in Oz is a bit misleading. They are condensed areas with alternative transport systems. You can walk or catch the bus to do your shopping.
Their recreational activities don't usually entail trips of thousands of kilometres unless they are flying.
Fuel cost wise, they are on another planet.
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Reply By: Member - sparra - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 15:02

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 15:02
i always give nanutarra a big miss ever since they charged me 14 dollars for 2 toasted ham and cheese sandwiches and a takeaway white coffee 3 years ago. ya learn as you go. cheers sparra.
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Follow Up By: Drew - Karratha - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 15:16

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 15:16
You must have gone there on one of their 20% discount days to get them that cheap!!
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 00:03

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 00:03
Fuel prices aside, Nanutarra got me offside when they took advantage of cyclone damage back in the late 90's to close off the previously popular, free campsite beside the Nanutarra River. Now overnighters have to pay to stay at the lousy roadhouse campsite. We do our best to avoid stopping there.

:o) Melissa
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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 01:37

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 01:37
In 2003 we travelled up through the Pilbara to broome, and the diesel was 117.5/L at Auski road house, and I squeeled like a stuck pig when I saw that on the bowser.

I had to laugh today when I passed a service station in metro perth that had diesel at 118.5/L !!

This really p*sses me off. Diesel is a fraction of the cost of ULP to produce. And then there's all the taxes. Oh TAXES, don't get me started.
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Reply By: Spango - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 16:34

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 16:34
Here in Exmouth ULP is $1.33/L and Dieso is $1.35/L, as for Nanutarra it is a bloody rip off, the reason we pay high prices is distance from North West Coastal Highway, yet Nanutarra is on the damn highway, certainly doesnt make sense.

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Mark
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Reply By: Roger From Tassie - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:47

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:47
Lajamanu - July last year. $1.83 / L
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