Fuel Cost On Plenty Highway

Submitted: Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 16:58
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Can anyone give me an idea for the cost of ULP and Diesel fuel along the Plenty Highway.

Cheers
Wayne
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Reply By: zigdog - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 17:11

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 17:11
Hi,
we did Boulia to Alice last July and got fuel at Jervois. It cost a bomb, something like $2.10 per ltr. But heck, we had no choice. Be advised that Tobermorey Station is now closed, NO fuel. That stuffed us up as we had planned to get some there. It was a tight trip for us to get on to Jervois. Had to do the whole lot in 2 wd which made it quite a trip. Would have prefered 4wd but we couldn't risk the fuel capacity. (hence my previous re carrying spare)

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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 17:30

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 17:30
There is also limited fuel at Gemtree Caravan Park. A large tank makes a difference. I went across on one tank towing a Kimberley Karavan. All in 2wd. The road was reasonable but there has been rain and floods across there since.
The price of around $2.10 sounds about right for last year at Jervois Station.
DW
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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 17:38

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 17:38
I am not certain if Jervois has unleaded or just dieso. Someone might know that one.
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Follow Up By: philip t jones - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 17:42

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 17:42
They had unleaded when I came through last year

Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 20:00

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 20:00
What about Diesel prices and Ideas.
Thank you
Wayne B
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Follow Up By: Sevro - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 22:25

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 22:25
Crossed the Plenty in July last year. Diesel $1.75 a litre. It was $1.95 at Gemtree, go figure.

Sev
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 23:39

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 23:39
August last year Jervois Diesel @ $1.75 - Premium unleaded @ $1.93

Gemtree was a little higher , didn't have a good look.
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Reply By: gelatr- Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 22:51

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 22:51
Hi,

Went across the Plenty last Sept. From memory the fuel at Jervois was over $2.00 a litre for both diesel and ulp. I didn't take a lot of notice because we didn't fill up as we were carrying enough fuel to make it from Boulia to Alice.

Cheers,

Geoff
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Reply By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 09:36

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 09:36
Don't forget to take cash with you as some places like Jervois don't accept credit cards.

When travelling we take about $2000 in cash just in case.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 15:09

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 15:09
Thats good to know
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Wayne B
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Reply By: brushmarx - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:44

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:44
At Christmas unleaded was $1.85 to $2.00 and diesel was between 20c cheaper to the same price as ulp.
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 06:53

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 06:53
Wayne
Just get fuel, or don't go there..that's the reality od travel in the Outback

Sounds a bit harsh, but that is the reality of it..

On the Canning last year we Paid $3.20 a lt, at Kunawarratji (well 33), and cash only.


Cheers
Bucky

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Follow Up By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 22:33

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010 at 22:33
Yes I know supply and demand so to speak
I was just getting some idea of cost so I can budget for the trip. I will carry enough fuel to make major places instead of having to fill up in remote areas, even so I was expecting around the $2 ltr.

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Wayne B
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