Fuel Price question

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 16:46
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Not sure if its been asked before but can someone explain how it is that the price of diesel is $1.37 in Rolystone {Perth W.A.} and yet its $1.45 to $1.52 in Kwinana , Rockingham, which is where the refinery IS ??? Rolystone is a good 60, 70 K's away from there and yet thier fuels cheaper, suerly if one servo can charge that then they all can !!!???
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Reply By: howesy - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 18:08

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 18:08
Ask the ACCC I'm sure they have the answer they say there is no evidence of price fixing or collusion in or between oil companies. Just a little sarcasm there not directed at you of course.
I hope the next time nature destroys something in this country that she targets oil companies and the ACCC for being so stupid.
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Follow Up By: Member - BUNDY BOY (WA) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 18:13

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 18:13
Howesy.........no there's no price fixing as we all know .....and its told to us by accc. people whom don't have to pay for there own fuel anyway.so wouldn't have a clue of the prices........we do.....that's if there drivers haven't filled the car up before picking them up
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Reply By: mfewster - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:05

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 19:05
This is what is called the free enterprise or capitalist system. It leads to cheaper prices for consumers because their is no government intervention in the pricing process. That's the theory.
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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:00

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 20:00
In simple terms, prices are charged to a level that the market will bear. As a result these prices will not suit everyone however while there are some people who continue to pay whatever is asked and probably never use discount dockets or shop around thus supporting the lower(est) prices then we will continue to see unacceptable fluctuations. Probably biggest 'offenders' are drivers of company vehicles and Govt vehicles. Probably no different than airlines, pubs, restaurants etc.
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Reply By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 23:11

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 23:11
The part that bugs me is the difference between petrol and diesel it is bad enough that we have to be competive Newzealand is one set price.
The price of petrol is $1.29, diesel $1.499 thats on border of nsw albury/wodonga who's setting prices here.
The way i look at it, it seems that diesel buyers are subsidising petrol buyers as above were's ACCC
happy motoring reggy2
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 23:35

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 23:35
just for starters its less than 1/2 that distance between roleystone and Kwinana.
Best way to get cheaper fuel is to not buy at BP service stations they can be up to 20cpl dearer
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