ULP Prices - Eyre Hwy

Submitted: Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 12:08
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The following ULP prices were noted on the Eyre Hwy on 26-28 April. They have not been added to the ExploreOz database because generally the software thinks they are too high. Note that Border Village and Eucla are about 10km apart - and avoid refuelling at Cocklbeiddy if you can!

Ceduna, Shell, 155.9
Penong, Caltex, 155.9
Nundroo, SAFF, 155.9
Nullarbor, Mobil, 184.9
Border Village, BP, 183.6
Eucla, Caltex, 169.0
Mundrabilla, SAFF, 169.0
Madura, Shell, 192.5
Cocklebiddy, BP, 216.6
Caiguna, BP, 189.2
Balladonia, BP, 188.9
Norseman, Shell, 159.9

Bruce M
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Reply By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 15:11

Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 15:11
Do delivery fees determine the variances in those areas, or greed. Are there delivery fees for fuel supplied by the major players as most of the above seem to be. There would be a fair demand for fuel across the Nullabor. Are we being held to ransom by the outlets?
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 15:44

Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 15:44
One week ago:

in Adelaide ULP was at 1.48 per litre

In Alice Springs it was 1.58 - 1529 km from Adelaide
in Mt Dare it was 1.95 - 1306 km from Adelaide
in Oodnadatta 1.80 - 1074 km from Adelaide

So if it has a value of 10 cents a litre to carry ULP 1509 km, would not the Mt Dare price be $ 1.57?


If it costs another 32 cents to get it to Oodna, which is 1074 km from Adelaide, then transporting litre a km from Adelaide has a value at the pump of $ 0.002979.

Therefore in Mt Dare it would be $ 1.87

So where does $ 1.95 fit in ? - easy, consumers have choice. They can choose to buy fuel there or not. I chose to, even though I could have made it from Alice Springs to Oodna without a top up. I am happy to pay their prices, as IMHO they provide a service, and for that they are entitled to be well paid in such a remote location.

Would I pay $ 192.5, at for example, Madura? Yes, if I wanted fuel. I would not presume to leave home without planning to pay such prices.

I calculated that based on a trade-up to a very fuel efficient common rail diesel, it would take 20 years at my current annual mileage to break even. So I has me choices - stick with the 10 year old ULP fuelled 4 x 4 and pay the fuel price demanded, or spend the kids inheritance & have a lovely flash one 4 x4.

You can probably anticipate my response...............
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Follow Up By: Mike - Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 16:39

Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 16:39
In Mandurah WA, today Diesel was 30cents a ltr dearer than ULP, when I purchased my V8 Lancruiser 4 years ago it was 10cents a Ltr Cheaper than ULP so who is getting ripped off?
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