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Petrol Pricing?

By maloomike - 25 February 2008 27

As a Gungahlin resident I found it odd last Friday when I went to fill up the car at the local Servo. Given that Woolworths have had the petrol monopoly at Gungahlin for quite some time I have decided to use the newly opened Shell (Coles Express) servo. I have never been one to look at the cost per litre before entering, but Friday was different. For some reason I took a special interest at the prices between Shell (Coles) and Caltex (Woolworths). Shell had a non-discouted unleaded price of $1.44 per litre and to my amazement Caltex fuel non-discount was advertised at $1.28.

16 cents on a full tank ended up saving me over $7.00.

It is normal to see some flunctuations BUT 16 cents come on. Did the Woolworths express staff miss the memo about Public Servant Pay Day?

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minime2 12:38 am 02 Mar 08

Bought a (medium) glass-bottled coke lately: $3.50 ! for %$#$%^$ sake. Still, back to servos and good food – Hungry’s $5 meal is a filler. of course there is the very loud rock music to dicourage the local white-cap-on-backward 14-yr-old leaders of the future from hangin’. Oh; no…they are the ones with the extra $$$ in pociket cause they don’t shell out (pun there) $1.45 a ltr t get there! Although too many chessburgers may add to the carbon-air problem.

Holden Caulfield 2:29 pm 26 Feb 08

Caltex at Lyneham went up 16¢ per litre in one friggin day last week. I’m all for supporting the little guy and all, but when Mrs C filled up on her way to work at 128.9 in the morning and the price was 144.9 when I went to fill up on my way home from work I thought stuff the little guy!

The Caltex at Lyneham used to always be very keenly priced, but in the last month or so it’s prices have been all over the shop.

Boo hiss!!!

piperdoon 1:45 pm 26 Feb 08

still $1.24 with the 4c discount at caltex at belco – been that way for a week – can’t work it our.

tuggers 1:25 pm 26 Feb 08

When there is no competition the operators can charge what they like. In Tuggeranong there are 2 Shell; 1 Mobil; 1 independent Caltex and 6 Woolworths outlets. Woolies offer the 4c discount, but there is no benefit from shopping around, from Calwell to Erindale for example as the price is the same at both outlets

Fiona 12:35 pm 26 Feb 08

I paid $1.20 at curtin on wednesday, and it was back to $1.44 on thursday

ASP 10:31 am 26 Feb 08

Yep petrol prices seems high and all over the place but it’s still cheaper than coke and some bottled water. Now thats puzzling to me.
I read someone where that per pound, a burger from Macdonalds is worth more than the average family car.

Growling Ferret 10:25 am 26 Feb 08

Petrols cheap. When we start paying the true price, including a carbon tax and it is $2.50 a litre, then every tosser in his Landcruiser, Pajero etc will realise how cheap petrol was…

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