Diesel prices rising again.

Submitted: Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:05
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Diesel prices at the major stations in Brisbane currently are 122.9 . A trip to Gympie yesterday (160Ks north) revealed diesel at 115.9 all around the area . What gives ? are we city dwellers now subsudising our country cousins for thier fuel? After stopping at $85 on the bowser I glanced at the pump beside mine where a trucky was filling his rig , $785 was showing , after commenting on the amount he informed me this was only half of his fill, just under $2,000 was the total , I almost felt guilty wasting the propieters time with my paltry $85 !!

cheers Dave L.
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Reply By: Grungle - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:21

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:21
I don't understand either. We left Brisbane last Saturday to head to Mackay for the weekend. When we left Diesel was 120.9 at Narangba. It was 115.9 at most areas up the coast and 113.9 at Miriam Vale. Even at Mackay it was 119.9. Talking to neighbours when we got back on Tuesday, the Narangba price didn't change all weekend either.

Listening to the motoring organisations reveals that to transport fuel to regional areas adds an average of 3c/l to the cost. There is absolutely no logic at all behind it.

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Reply By: Member - Bill S (NSW) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:39

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:39
HI Dave, We all have the opertunity to save he takes 10% of his bill and you off yours and where are you both,both putting dollars back in your pockets for the next 400,000klms not hard to fathom is it.?
Just the sceptism and distrust that is costing you the consumer thousands,but many have put their doubts to bed and are reaping the benifits.
That is why we advertise on this site to help us and you more you,as you get the benifits for the life of the car fitted we get the sale once
.And a in answer to your remark about pricing they do as they like with pricing, we offer a chance to get back at them.Put it in your pocket not theirs.

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Follow Up By: cruiser - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:57

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:57
I dont understand your reply. Are you selling something and if so, are we all supposed to know what it is, cause I dont.

In the words of Pauline Hanson - "Please Explain"
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Follow Up By: Rigor - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:31

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:31
Hi Bill not sure what you are getting at but whatever you are selling I will try for you and if I get a genuine 10% I will pay you for it.
I will also support your cause on this site if I get the 10%.

Cheers Dave L
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Follow Up By: gramps - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 11:23

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 11:23
ooops! The genie's out of the bottle now :))))
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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 12:05

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 12:05
G'day Cruiser and Rigor,

Bill is a never ending story (was gonna say joke, but that'd be demeaning) on this site.
Ignore him, he's just trying to suck in a few new visitors like yourselves.
He tries really hard to flog something that I'm sure is a coke can with the label rubbed off it, and then claims it does everything bar cook you breakfast!


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Follow Up By: cruiser - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 13:26

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 13:26
I must lead a sheltered life.

I have been on this site for nearly 4 years now and thought I knew who all the characters and stirrers on this site were but have not heard of Bill S before.

It seems like I was sucked in. Ah well, bleep happens as they say.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 22:38

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 22:38
Genie? or phart there gramps lol
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Follow Up By: gramps - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 22:45

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 22:45
Well Truckie, 'He Who's Name Cannot Be Mentioned' has been pretty quiet lately so I suppose we would have to use C A T S phart (another word we are loathe to mention too often).

I thought I'd just be nice by using genie instead because he promises to grant your wishes :))))))
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Reply By: banjodog - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:22

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:22
Maybe it’s the old supply and demand issue as this weekend for most is the last of the Christmas holidays - getting ready to go back to school and work. Years ago (many in fact) as an apprentice motor mechanic I used to earn a bit of cash from the boss to do the driveway service on the weekends.

It was back in the days that only a handful of service stations would be on “roster” in the Brisbane area that were allowed open – remember those days and the list used to be in the Courier Mail.

So the boss would have the fuel price increased slightly, or rounded up, to capture those who are heading back home either on the long weekends or after school holidays – plus it covered the cost of paying me. But the price was back down on the following business day.

This morning I noticed the local service station was selling ULP at 119.9, a few days ago it was 104.9 - adds up for every tank full of the volume of cars going in. Diesel didn’t and hasn’t changed for a while at 119.9.

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Reply By: Rigor - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:34

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:34
Hi Banjodog , this AM driveing to work diesel was 122.9 at the majors.
Dave L.
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Follow Up By: banjodog - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 12:10

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 12:10
Saw the diesel sign of 119.9 at Freedom Fuels, Logan Rd. Maybe it's already gone up since this morning.

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Reply By: bombsquad - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:57

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 10:57
I wish I could join in on the same level, but I haven't paid under $1.50 for over a year now. hopefully biodiesel will help soon, but I'm sure the beurocracies and big business will get hold of it & we will pay.

If it is treated the same as the majority of farm poduce up here (kununurra), It will be transported 3500km, stored for a while, then Coles will transport it back.

Locally, I also will not use the Coles 4 c discount. Being involved in a few community groups, we get (in my experience) no suport from Shell, wheras the local bloke at the BP is always helping out at community functions with donations and his labout/equiment.

cheers Andrew
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Follow Up By: gramps - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 11:26

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 11:26
Support the guy who supports you.
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Follow Up By: Rigor - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 14:36

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 14:36
Hi Andrew was last in Kunnanurra in 83 and went to the local butcher who informed me that they were out of sausages , fair enough I said , when will you have some? the reply was not till thursday when the truck arrives from Perth !!!! and milk was the same , I was gobsmacked then and it appeaers to be the same now. I ain't no accountant but for the life of me I can't see the economics in this one.

Cheers Dave L

By the way I know about Bill and the Fitch and I am fair Dinkum about the challenge for him to supply me with one and I will honestly assess it and post the results here , but I don't think I will hear from him.
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Reply By: Alan H - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 11:19

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 11:19
Hi all.
I filled up this morning at WoolworthsPlus and it was $1.27. Of course this is in the wild west.
I believe everybody is entitiled to make a profit but the amount the government(s) stick on doesn't help at all either.
Jus wait until the emerging economies of China (in particular) and India start using oil at the rate that we do.
There's only so much and they're going to need heaps of it as their populations start to become better off and want the same things and standards of living that we enjoy.
Better get out there and enjoy it while we can!
Alan H.
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Reply By: desert - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 12:23

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 12:23
Diesel was $2/ litre in Wiluna last year. $2.20 at Well 33, god knows what now? Perhaps $2.50 in some of these small,outback posts? Perhaps the Oil companies/government fools should just put it up to $2 in the city NOW, and watch the country grind to a bloody halt. They might be happy then.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 15:13

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 15:13

Diesel has been $1.30 here for a few weeks now. Once it got down to $1.19

We are going out in to the wetsrn deserts again this year and I will be carrying an extra load of fuel in the trailer. Somewhere I will have to refuel out there, maybe Cotton Creek(was$2lt last year or Well33 $2.20)
This year I am expecting up to $3lt out in the sticks.

What can one do but stay at home? No way. Life is too short. Will have to cut back on something else....LOL
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Reply By: Barnesy - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 12:38

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 12:38
Diesel always seems to be 4-5c a litre more expensive here in Whyalla, 375km by road north of Adelaide, than in Adelaide itself. Last time i was in town it was still 1.32 here but 1.21 in the city.

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Follow Up By: Member - Bill S (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 19:01

Sunday, Jan 22, 2006 at 19:01
Hey Barnsey, Mate talk to TOM THORNLEY at 0886442499 and reduce your fuel bill by about 10to20 cents a litre.If this doesnot interest you nothing will Tom is at Whyalla S?A

Regards BILLS
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Reply By: 1KZ-Mick - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 15:26

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 15:26
Diesel price has been pretty stable here in Adelaide for the last week or so, 130.9 at the local BP (Parafield Gardens). Filled up last Sunday at 129.9 (Mt Barker.)
ULP is all over the place, 122.9 to 127.9 within a couple of hours today.

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Reply By: gramps - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 15:27

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 15:27

The price of fuel will be, what the price of fuel will be. The oil companies will charge whatever they feel the market will bear and the remote operators will do exactly the same. It's called free enterprise. Governments will do bugger all about it.

There will always be differences between city/rural and between States for a variety of reasons. If you want to travel, you pay whatever the going rate is.

It's pointless wishing and hoping for a major change in the current climate. As others have said above, it's only going to go up overall.

Why do we continually agonize over this subject?


p.s. No, I don't have an endless supply of cash either. I, like most of you, have to save and plan carefully for any of my trips to the bush :))))))))
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Follow Up By: gramps - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 15:30

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 15:30
Ooops! Forgot to add the link to info on this site to illustrate variations in pricing

Fuel Price Index
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Follow Up By: Barnesy - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:28

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:28
Gramps, can't wait until we get full size fourby's running on hydrogen sourced from water, or sunlight. Better for us, environment and whoever invents the technology, but worse for who? Government coffers and huge oil companies.
Where only couple of years ago it would cost about $200 in fuel for a trip it now costs over $300. That's fewer trips for me. This gets on my goat.

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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 00:29

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 00:29

I know how you feel. It's almost like you have to take out a second mortgage just to do a few (OK, more than just a few) trips.

You can bet the oil companies will be in the box seat no matter what future technology holds for us. They're not just going to slowly wither away and die, that's for sure.

Governments, well, I can still remember years ago when they seriously considered implementing a 'bed' tax. The newspapers had a field day referring to it as some sort of tax on sex :)))))

Mate, if there's a way of taxing anything at all, they'll find it and the NSW mob will probably be at the forefront.
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Follow Up By: warthog - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 09:42

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 09:42
"It's called free enterprise" I thought it was called collusion or a cartel?
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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 14:20

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 14:20

How could you say such a thing. Did'nt little Johnny H send a really scary hardline representative to talk sternly to the oil companies and did'nt they break down and assure us there was no collusion or any sort of cartel.

I really don't know where you get such radical, left wing, pinko, tree hugger ideas from :))))))))))
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 10:53

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 10:53
Along time ago, during a training course with my employer, my boss got up in front of us and drew a diagram on the whiteboard......it was simply 2 circles, one inside the other (like a target).
He went on to point out that all through our lives there will be things that fit within our "Circle Of Influence" (the inner circle) and things that are outside our influence, but are in our "Circle Of Concern" (the outer circle).
There is precious little point worrying about things over which we have little or no control.

When I save up for and then set-out upon, a long annual trip (whether it be to Cape York or across the Simpson Desert etc), I calculate ROUGHLY how many kilometers the trip is gunna be .....say 10,000klm. I then calculate based on average fuel consumption of say 17l/100klm how much fuel I might use and then add on a margin of say 10% (for side trips etc). Now here's the clincher. I then 'assume' the average price of fuel for the whole trip is gunna be $2-00 per litre. I factor this in to my budget for the trip. Guess what? I've always ended up spending less money on our annual holidays than I budgeted for!!!!! hahaha ;-)))

So, I get home, still with money in the bank! Tooo easy.

Fuel prices DO concern me. BUT, they are outside my circle of influence, so I've just gotta live with them. If I can't aford to go on a trip cos the fuel price is too high, then I bloody-well have to stay at home or go somewhere within my budget-range. Simple really. It works for me anyway.
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