Wouldn't that annoy you.

Submitted: Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 12:00
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I fueled up one of the cars last night, and Diesel was $1.80.9 lt so I went to fill the other three this morning, and nearly had a hearty, $1.86.9 lt over night.

Don't laugh Jim as Gas was $1.01.9 lt.

So over 120 lts it's a $7.20 increase over night.

I suppose that is what happens when there is no competition.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 12:22

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 12:22
Hi Steve
$1.61.9 here , how was that file I sent ...ok.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 12:24

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 12:24
Haa Haa just as I hit the submit button I got the email, No problems then.

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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 12:24

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 12:24
I just sent you an Email, we must have X typed LOL.

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Follow Up By: Members-Neil & Margie-Cairns - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 14:55

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 14:55
G'day Steve & Doug ,, well Doug ,, your better off down there than we are here , & Steve ,, thats getting a bit hard to handle ,, went in to fill the truck (as in the 385 UD tipper) 3 hours ago ,, was $159.9 Thursday ,, is $163.9 today ,, wounder where its going to stop ,,,, ha ha ,,,, more the point ,, is it going to stop ,, somehow i dought it !!

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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 12:32

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 12:32
Steve,

If you had bought 30 X 205lt drums of fuel last night you would have saved enough to buy another 205lt drum today with the savings.

Wayne

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Reply By: Member - Roscoe ET (QLD) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 13:23

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 13:23
And I suppose it was the same lot of fuel that was in the bowser when you filled up first time i.e. a fresh load at a new wholesale price had not been dropped in the bowser tank overnight?

If it was fuel at the previous wholesale price it becomes a profiteering exercise. I understand this happens all the time prices go up overnight on fuel that was dumped in a service station tank days previous which would have had a lesser wholesale price.

Wonder if they drop the price straight away when a new load that is worth less on the wholesale market than the previous fill occurs.

I'll guess us consumers will never know.

Cheapest diesel around my neck of the woods is at Shell Gympie, $1.629; Sunshine Coast is averaging $1.67.

Steve you'll be feeling it running 4 vehicles!!
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 13:34

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 13:34
I should point out that I am not complaining, reason being when I worked at Mobil Jabiru over the wet season I got a lot of gear for my business through them at cost.

It was a shock though to see an increase over night, the fuel truck was in on Tuesday, and I know it is delivered free as part of an agreement with the mine, mind you the mine uses 1.4 million lts a month on diesel just to run the power station this in turn runs power to Jabiru, the mine pays 78 cents per lt.

It does hurt the bottom line, but that is business, If I had vehicles they had 12 seats or more I could get a rebate, I will not do this as my tours are based and advertised as small group tours, I expect my fuel bill this year to be about $1700 per week, for the season.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 15:19

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 15:19
Holy crap Steve, what's that about 900 lt a week? I thought I was bad doing about 70 000km a year but man I would rather my fuel bill than yours hehehehe.

Cheers, Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roscoe ET (QLD) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 16:29

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 16:29
Shame you don't know the mine manager? .78c a litre bugger!!!
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 15:18

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 15:18
$1.76.9 at our local BP here in Cardiff Newcastle to day!! Won't be long time soon until it will crack the $2.00 mark I reckon.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 15:38

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 15:38
Diesel is at £1.20, Unleaded at £1.10.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roscoe ET (QLD) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 16:25

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 16:25
Dennis P

AU$2.46ltr, at least your unleaded and diesel aren't miles apart!!
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Reply By: Dave Thomson - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 15:53

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 15:53
Where in Scotland are you Peter ?
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Reply By: Dave Thomson - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 15:54

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 15:54
Sorry that was supposed to be Dennis................doh!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 16:02

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 16:02
Dave,

Livingston Village.
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Follow Up By: Dave Thomson - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 15:31

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 15:31
There you go I hail from Falkirk myself, lived in Alva at the hillfoots awhile now in OZ,
nice to meet you mate
Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Dennis P (Scotland) - Monday, May 19, 2008 at 03:58

Monday, May 19, 2008 at 03:58
You too, Dave.
Got my little dog from a bloke in Falkirk.
I'm an Aussie, been over here for 5 and half years.
See you around the forum,
Dennis
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Reply By: Member - Phillip S (WA) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 16:52

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 16:52
Australind BP........175.9 litre.......sigh!
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Follow Up By: westozal - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 18:26

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 18:26
Hi Phillip,
Im in Australind too, refused to pay it and went to Bunbury forum, queued up, filled up, went to pay up ,found I had a Coles docket for the discount not a Woolworths one...some days you just cant win, at least it was 1.70 a litre.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 17:24

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 17:24
At either Forrestfield Shell or Woolies between Thursday and Friday there was 15c a litre difference in ULP. Expect that diesel was the same.
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Reply By: Member - Nev (TAS) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 20:17

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 20:17
Here in Tassie the front page of the main Hobart rag, has a call for a petrol price probe. Now as you are aware Hobart, indeed Tasmania, is not really that big BUT the ULP price ranges from $1.39 up to $1.60 per litre here in Hobart. 21c difference per litre is mind blowing to say the least. One servo on a major road into Hobart was $1.40 one day, $1.54 the next and then $1.45 the next.

Funny how fuel price enquiries never turn up any monkey business.

Been on my soapbox a lot tonight but...............
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Reply By: Member - Phil B (WA) - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 20:29

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 20:29
Try Well 3 at $3.00 a litre a week ago!
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 21:21

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 21:21
Hi, Steve. Wouldn't a on site tank be a proposition?, If regulations allow it? More ltrs to bargin with?.

Hows the country CDs going?....LOL.


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 21:31

Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 21:31
I am seriously considering a 5000 lt tank, if I could find somewhere to put it, as I run the business from home.

I can't bring myself to listen to C/W sorry.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Wazza - (Vic) - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 12:26

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 12:26
Steve,

If you get your own 5000L tank, don't forget the guard dogs.

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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 13:26

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 13:26
beats me how diesel is the same price in Nyngan as Woy Woy (178) and only 1c cheaper in Randwick. Moree is actually cheaper @ 172.

No matter what bu//$h!t they come out with, that is manipulation.

Then again....we know that, don't we?
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