BP Ultimate Diesel: Where's it Gone

Submitted: Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 15:58
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My local BP servos have been pumping regular diesel for at least a month now.

The notice on the pump says Ultimate diesel is not available.

Anyone know what's going on?

Are they worried about the low, low sulphur content?

Are they preparing a Diesel that already has 2 stroke oil mixed into it?

Facts and rumours happily discussed.

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Reply By: Turist - Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 16:46

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 16:46
The BP web sight says

to find out where you can purchase BP Ultimate Diesel please call the BP helpline on 1300 1300 27

This might help hopefully.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 17:01

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 17:01
Rumour has it that they just the sign up to annoy you LOL

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 17:02

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 17:02
^put^
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Reply By: Member - Amy G (QLD) - Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 19:06

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 19:06
No idea, but we can't get it here in Brisbane either. I put in the normal stuff plus some Chemtech- end up with the same product I think! :)
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Reply By: howesy - Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 19:56

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 19:56
Here's a rumour for you, its alpine diesel with a name put to it and marketed to get extra money out of you.
Hmmm true or not
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Reply By: Holden4th - Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 21:01

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 21:01
On my last fill up here on the GC, the guy behind the counter at the Parkwood BP said that he was quite sure that the most recent fill of their tanks was with Ultimate. So maybe it's back.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 16:22

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 16:22
If hes charging extra for it and labelled as "Ultimate" then he'd probably want to be a bit more than "quite sure"
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Reply By: Snowy 3.0iTD - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 08:01

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 at 08:01
I ran about a dozen tanks of it and after that didn't notice any real difference in fuel consumption, so stopped paying the extra for it. Perhaps a number of people found the same.

Snowy
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Reply By: Rockape - Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 16:36

Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 16:36
Rrplying to this late as I work at the great Aussie town of Woop, Woop.

I believe they have had problems at the refining end.

Have a good one
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Reply By: get outmore - Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 03:33

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 03:33
the only possible reason you would buy BP fuel is
- you are in the country and it is the only roadhouse
- you have a company supplied fuelcard

BP is always min 5c dearer and up to 20c dearer than normal prices
- couldnt tell you the last time i used it
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Follow Up By: Member -Chops - Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 13:04

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 13:04
Agree with this Get Outmore. Have the fuel card at work. My company car is a Captiva Diesel. Runs better OFF the Ultimate than on. 700kms City OFF ult, 620 on.
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Follow Up By: Member - Amy G (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 14:35

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 14:35
Not sure where you live but...

When I lived in Adelaide, I bought BP diesel from the truck stop- it was always at least 5c/litre cheaper than every other servo in the city and you knew the turnover was good. They would sell it for $1.13 while the rest of town had it for around $1.20, and the high flow pumps were nice too.

Here in Brisbane, BP diesel is the same price as everywhere else (I haven't found a truck stop yet) and I use it because I know my car runs well on it.

I never did notice a difference between normal and ultimate diesel, but I always added Chemtech to the normal stuff anyway. Hopefully my injector pump is thanking me!
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 16:19

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 16:19
Amy

I have 2 servos close to me 1 is gull and 1 is BP. We have a fuel watch wbsite here in WA so is easy to rattle of todays diesal prices

Gull diesal

121.9 which i dont actually buy i get the Biod as it performs as well with the same or better economy that is

117.9


now the BP
has diesal for


1.27.9 yep a cool 10cpl more than ill pay at gull

but a bit further away i have a BP truckstop so lets check that out

1.25.9


but then lets check out the whole of perth

cheapest normal diesal in perth today
is 118.9 at PEAK neerabup


the cheapest BP is 24 spots lowr being BP at dog swamp

1.23.9

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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 16:24

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 16:24
BP is ALWAYS dearer in WA.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 20:02

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010 at 20:02
In my neck of the woods:

BP Halls Head 1.279 /litre

Caltex Erskine 1.289 /litre

When it's back to Ultimate it will go up by about 4 cpl.

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