CAPE YORK FUEL PRICES MAY 2008

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 11:58
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Hi all, we did the trip to the tip early leaving Cooktown on May 6th and back to Cairns on the 24th. Prices were: Cooktown ULP $1.52, Laura $1.56, Hann River $1.65, Musgrave $1.69, Coen$1.67, Weipa 1.66 and diesel 1.80. Bramwell station was the winner if you can say that at 2.24 for both fuels. Jardine ferry 1.95 for both. Bamaga 1.95 and 1.90 diesel. Archer river 1.96, Lockhart River 2.10, Coen 2 weeks later 1.73, Musgrave 1.74, Palmer River 1.76, Mt Molloy 1.55 and Cairns 1.48 the same as Brisbane two days ago. Now here's the rub. Coming back to Sydney down the New England Hwy diesel in Bris is 1.74 rising the closer you get to Sydney to 1.87 at Glen Innes and holding around that in the Hunter Valley and still in the mid dollar eighties in the big smoke. It almost beggars belief but the question is, how can fuel at the tip be so cheap!!!! Cheers, Warrie
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Reply By: donks1 - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 13:17

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 13:17
hi there

its cheap because they import from Indonesia vai Weipa

in barrels



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Reply By: Stephen M (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 13:21

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 13:21
Bloody joke, was talking to a bloke yesterday dont know him from a bar of soap only that his wife is our receptionist and he said we are getting taken for a ride. He works/worked in the shell refinery not sure if he says he does or he did but says while ever we pay for it thats how it will continue to go,up. He said the government are making a motza and the refinery's, and laughing. He said you can already see the pattern. Hit a dollar a litre and people were complaining then we got use to that for a few months then up to round the $1.50 people start getting used to it they will hold it there for a while till the next hit and so on. I even heard on the radio this morning the price per barrel has come back down, bet you wont see it at the bowser. Saw diesel again this morning 33c dearer then unleaded and not yet thursday. One big bloody joke and we are the suckers. Regards Steve M PS And dont shoot me only saying what he told me as I said dont/didnt know him till yesterday.
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:12

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:12
I guess there turnover is fairly low and it was old stock
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Follow Up By: Warrie - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:51

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:51
Hi David, I just put the prices on for a bit of useful info for all the lucky ones who have yet to leave on their Cape trip.Lucky to be going there but not so lucky with the fuel prices. There is hardly a 2WD at the Tip, just the odd rental car to take you 15km from the airport into Bamaga or Injinoo and you can't take them on the dirt. But there's plenty of big thirsty 4WD's driven by the locals and heaps of tourists heading up. Perhaps they will be pleasantly surprised that diesel at the Tip is only a few cents dearer than what they are paying at home. Ah, the mystery of oil company and distributor pricing.Cheers, Warrie
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:57

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:57
Hi Warrie,
I suspect they will get a shock when they get their next delivery of diesel, cheers
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Reply By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 18:11

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 18:11
Warrie I filled up at Rabbit flat & Mt dare both were cheaper than when i filled up at Huskisson nsw (home) when i left
The cost to live in NSW
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 19:13

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 19:13
So you recon Huskisson is Dearer than Rabbit flat , your dreaming , RabbitFlat is $2.51 per lt.
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:31

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:31
Axel not dreaming Fact last year it was.
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Reply By: DIO - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 18:45

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 18:45
Why continue to procrastinate. If you want to travel then you have to pay 'the price'. Cut down on travel - means a reduction on fuel costs. No different than perhaps travelling o/seas, finding that the price of a cup of coffee when converted into AU dollars was too expensive. What do you do ? Swallow your pride and enjoy your holiday or whinge and moan and make life unberable for everyone else who are just 'trying to get on with it'!!
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Follow Up By: Member - morry H (WA) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 00:42

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 00:42
hi guys morry hereif avery one listen to 98%of this they would not leave there front door. all i can say is just fill up the tow unit and go we are a long time dead and no ones going two take the pleasure of driving from me . fuel is the least of our problems all you have to do is get every thing right the first time break downs cost the money . i have just picked up my jayco destiny outback done 1200 kls and will be gone by 1st august for the big loop for how knows how long the tow vehicle is a (1987) nissan safari short wheel base 4.2 diesel with gas assist plus turbo and auto with 120.00 ks on the clock i am 65 and have gone mad but believe me its worth it so you guys that can afford it please tell the other guys that it can be done so go for it rsgards morry
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Follow Up By: kiwicol - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 19:02

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 19:02
Hi Morry, dont know if you are the same bloke, i was at the york caravan park dec last year and spoke to a bloke with the same vehicle, and just had the gas fitted, i was camped 2 doors up in the GQ patrol with the super charger, are you that person Regards Col
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Follow Up By: Member - morry H (WA) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 21:33

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 21:33
hi col yes it is i where are you know ? finaly have got the nissan sorted out have done 15000 ks since i seen you but going around oz leaving end july getting the auto serviced monday last week had to get the fuel pump done .getting the auto seviced and tcs reset issan autos have to be done every 40000 ks then they will go for years regards morry
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Follow Up By: kiwicol - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 18:58

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 18:58
Hi Morry, glad to hear you got everything sorted, iam back home now atherton tablelands far nth QLD, if you are ever up this way drop a line we have plenty of room to set a camp in the yard. Col
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Follow Up By: Member - morry H (WA) - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 21:58

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 21:58
Hi,Kiwi col , I would love to come and stay up there and share a few tinnies. We will call in for sure. The only thing is I dont know when it will be, If you want to give me your email or phone number then contact me at myden@iprimusdotcomdotau
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