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The skyrocketing price of petrol

By johnboy 15 March 2011 45

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The Canberra Times notes that the price of middle eastern democracy movements is being felt at the petrol pumps with a swingeing $1.50 per litre out there and another 3 to four cents a litre predicted.

CommSec economist Savanth Sebastian said escalating tensions in the Middle East could drive this figure even higher to a national average of $1.45 a litre.

He expects service stations across Canberra to increase the cost of petrol by a further 3c to 4c during the next fortnight. ”Households are spending on average $30 more a month on petrol than they were six months ago.”

Without wanting to vent smug, my bicycle has cost me not a cent to run so far this year, and has some health benefits.

You can pick one up at the R-Shop in Mitchell for $20 and be on road for less than $50.

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Master_Bates 1:05 pm 05 Apr 11

Simple solution….. Get a newer job that pays a better wage!

allyroger 12:58 pm 05 Apr 11

Can someone tell me why the governement and the party who are really in charge, the Greens make absolutley zero effort in promoting the development and uptake of hydrogen powered cars. Would of thought that zero emmissions combined with the ability to tax the hell out of the fuel would be very persuasive yet all we hear is anti car bias. Face it, if you have children you are not going to get 2-4 buses to pick them up when they are sick from daycare. Canberra was built for the car, embrace it.

georgesgenitals 11:55 am 05 Apr 11

zig said :

georgesgenitals said :

Trouble with a horse if you have to keep putting food in it even if you don’t ride it!

But how much is a horse to keep and feed a week? $100-150?

The government would find some way of taxing horses that are used for personal transport anyhow no doubt!

Guess you wouldn’t have to pay parking though, but where would you “park” your mount?

Horses can’t do burnouts, but you CAN light their farts.

zig 11:45 am 05 Apr 11

georgesgenitals said :

Trouble with a horse if you have to keep putting food in it even if you don’t ride it!

But how much is a horse to keep and feed a week? $100-150?

The government would find some way of taxing horses that are used for personal transport anyhow no doubt!

Guess you wouldn’t have to pay parking though, but where would you “park” your mount?

Mr Gillespie 8:52 am 05 Apr 11

zig said :

Time to sell the car, buy a horse and ride in the green cycle lanes leaving obstacles behind for the lycra brigade to negotiate.

The “green cycle lanes” are a dangerous joke, you don’t go riding in traffic within centimetres of cars whizzing past you at 80ks. Try the footpath or the cyclepath, it’s a lot safer there!

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