Bio-diesel- how much are you paying?

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 17:35
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Firstly, I live in Mount Isa QLD and the bio-diesel is produced in SA. As I know it leaves the factory in 44's at 50c/L. By the time it goes through transport costs and 2 middle men, I get it for 73.1c/L
How does this stack-up with others who might by it?

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Reply By: rolande- Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 18:03

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 18:03
SantaAus,

At that price who do you purchase it off and in what quantities? sounds like a plan for a few of us to get together and save some $$$$$$

Rolande
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Reply By: adamj1300 - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:12

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:12
wtf where abouts in mount isa & how do u can u put it on order?
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:22

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:22
I called up the suppliers once from Saff (cant rememver) they are an SA farmers group. They sell it in SA, WA, and western victoria. They also said something about me being able to buy it by the drum full if I was willing to drive to the servo who sold it in western vic. So basiclto y get a few people together, hire a truck, drive to a servo who sells, and pre-arrange with saff to have a few drums of bio just for your pickup. I suppose you just put the drum up high on a stand, put in a hose and it should last a few months.
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Follow Up By: StephenF10 - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 09:10

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 09:10
SAFF sell their "premium diesel" (up to 20% bio) from the pump at normal diesel prices. The last time I bought 100% bio it was also at normal diesel prices, so it's unlikely you'll make much a saving from SAFF.

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Reply By: SantaAus - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:33

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 19:33
I have been running it for about 2 months now. Havn't really questioned where it comes from exactly or what company is resposible for getting it to the Isa. All I now is that it is cheap, smells like diesel and runs great in the 4by. I think that it might come through MIM or Extrata (mining companies). If I can, I will find out the exact sources in the process before I get.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:46

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 20:46
Who sells it here in the Isa, I get most of mine from the Miners Mate Caltex or out at the shell truck port , but that shell on the main is a pain eh No locking pins in the hand nozzles and they are limeted to the first notch only , takes too long to put 200 or 300 lts in .
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 21:15

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 21:15
.73cents is just about half price. The oil companies will be out buying up all the farms producing canola and the like. It would be good to see the oil companies start to sweat... revenge is sweeeet!!!
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:12

Tuesday, Apr 04, 2006 at 23:12
That's a very interesting price ! Pity I can't get a few drums on the Gold Coast...hmm,maybe backloaded :)) Diesel here around $1.30+
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Reply By: troy - Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 18:06

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2006 at 18:06
Hi,
I would be very interested in finding if there would be any chance if they would be able to do anything about a drop off in brisbane. I have a min of 3 4wd who would be interested.
We are currently making our own at approx 60c/l another 10 - 15c/l aint that much.
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