Australia's cheapest petrol days

Australia's cheapest petrol days

There are 10 comments on the Sunday Mail story from Mar 27, 2013, titled Australia's cheapest petrol days. In it, Sunday Mail reports that:

AUSTRALIAN motorists could save as much as $200 a year on fuel by boycotting the bowsers on Thursday and Fridays.

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“Topix is lowlife scum with no”

Since: Jun 12

respect for anyone...

#1 Mar 27, 2013
Australia doesn't have cheap petrol on any day.
These parasite companies should be raked over the coals for deliberate price fixing.
Foo

Brisbane, Australia

#2 Mar 27, 2013
Yes , the whole petrol debacle is an exercise in pure corporate greed. Since Malcom Fraser signed Australia to world oil parity pricing ( at the instruction of his multi-national paymasters) Australia , which is self-sufficient in oil , pays more at the bowser for petrol than countries who produce no oil at all.....these same international energy parasites are currently salivating at the prospect of rorting Australia's natural gas reserves in the very same way.....we will be paying more for natural gas , than the countries we are selling it to........it is corruption at the highest level, and its most costly to Australia's economy......
Julie chamberpot

Sydney, Australia

#3 Mar 27, 2013
Foo wrote:
Yes , the whole petrol debacle is an exercise in pure corporate greed. Since Malcom Fraser signed Australia to world oil parity pricing ( at the instruction of his multi-national paymasters) Australia , which is self-sufficient in oil , pays more at the bowser for petrol than countries who produce no oil at all.....these same international energy parasites are currently salivating at the prospect of rorting Australia's natural gas reserves in the very same way.....we will be paying more for natural gas , than the countries we are selling it to........it is corruption at the highest level, and its most costly to Australia's economy......
I suppose our expensive petrol has nothing to do with the 38.5c/lt excise & around 10c/lt GST. And then there are the state levies varying up to 8c/lt. There is 56.5c/lt in taxes before you start pumping.

But then we are a big country with a small population and millions of kilometres of roads that have to be paid for somehow.

Since: Feb 13

Preston, Australia

#4 Mar 28, 2013
i remember back in the late 1980's. petrol was around 40 cents a litre. LPG 15 or 20 cents a litre. ahhh, the eighties :)
Foo

Brisbane, Australia

#5 Mar 28, 2013
Julie chamberpot wrote:
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I suppose our expensive petrol has nothing to do with the 38.5c/lt excise & around 10c/lt GST. And then there are the state levies varying up to 8c/lt. There is 56.5c/lt in taxes before you start pumping.
But then we are a big country with a small population and millions of kilometres of roads that have to be paid for somehow.
I don't see how giving away our oil to a multinational corporate entity helps build roads in Australia.....it's been damn good for the oil companies bottom line though......

Since: Dec 10

Jolimont, Australia

#7 Mar 28, 2013
Another holiday and another hike in fuel prices. What is the ACCC again?

Some noong was trying to justify the price hikes as something that had to happen...the day before good Friday, who are they trying to fool?...All Australians know the fuel hikes up before every family packs up to go on their hard won national holiday...These companies have to taint everything with their greed, and the more they make the more the government gets, so Labor isn't for families as much as the taxes that might put a few measly dollars in their coffers to try and reduce their mammoth spending spree...and this at the expense of the average Aussie who has paid their taxes over and over and is just trying to garner a few moments of time with their loved ones.These profiteers are as they seem to be just selfish, greedy swine.
Julie chamberpot

Australia

#8 Mar 28, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
Another holiday and another hike in fuel prices. What is the ACCC again?
Some noong was trying to justify the price hikes as something that had to happen...the day before good Friday, who are they trying to fool?...All Australians know the fuel hikes up before every family packs up to go on their hard won national holiday...These companies have to taint everything with their greed, and the more they make the more the government gets, so Labor isn't for families as much as the taxes that might put a few measly dollars in their coffers to try and reduce their mammoth spending spree...and this at the expense of the average Aussie who has paid their taxes over and over and is just trying to garner a few moments of time with their loved ones.These profiteers are as they seem to be just selfish, greedy swine.
supply and demand
There is always a greater demand
just before public holidays so up goes the price
next Wednesday price will drop

We buy fuel from Singapore
so why does our media always report oil prices
from western crude and not Singapore?
difference can be as much as $22 per barrel
unfortunately higher

Since: Dec 10

Jolimont, Australia

#10 Mar 28, 2013
Julie chamberpot wrote:
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supply and demand
There is always a greater demand
just before public holidays so up goes the price
next Wednesday price will drop
We buy fuel from Singapore
so why does our media always report oil prices
from western crude and not Singapore?
difference can be as much as $22 per barrel
unfortunately higher
I agree. What are they playing at with these figures that do not apply to us, just more lies for higher profit?
sid

Chermside, Australia

#11 Mar 28, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
Another holiday and another hike in fuel prices. What is the ACCC again?
Some noong was trying to justify the price hikes as something that had to happen...the day before good Friday, who are they trying to fool?...All Australians know the fuel hikes up before every family packs up to go on their hard won national holiday...These companies have to taint everything with their greed, and the more they make the more the government gets, so Labor isn't for families as much as the taxes that might put a few measly dollars in their coffers to try and reduce their mammoth spending spree...and this at the expense of the average Aussie who has paid their taxes over and over and is just trying to garner a few moments of time with their loved ones.These profiteers are as they seem to be just selfish, greedy swine.
Dead right, most australians are so damn thick they don't realise that this is not a democratic country , it is a plutocracy, government serves industry, racketeering oil companies put petrol up, tax revenue goes up and alls well, who gives a fuck about the ordinary people, they'll pay it because they have to.

Since: Dec 10

Jolimont, Australia

#12 Mar 28, 2013
sid wrote:
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Dead right, most australians are so damn thick they don't realise that this is not a democratic country , it is a plutocracy, government serves industry, racketeering oil companies put petrol up, tax revenue goes up and alls well, who gives a fuck about the ordinary people, they'll pay it because they have to.
Spot on Sid.

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