Cheap Diesel

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I filled up today at United in Mahoneys Rd Thomastown. i was expecting to pay around $1.12 per litre as I find them very cheap but it was 0.987 per litre, the cheapest I had seen for years. Plus I got a further four cents per litre off courtesy of a Collingwood Footy Club membership. is there cheaper out there?
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dno67

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Consistently paying $1.25 - $1-30 out my way, haven't been anywhere since friday though.
Sill can't figue why diesel is consistently 30c dear than petrol. Guessing because bissisness can claim a tax deduction, so they get a constant revenue source in advance.
 

Triton14

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Sill can't figue why diesel is consistently 30c dear than petrol.
Well surely its not about refining costs, there is way less work in diesel V petrol.
You must be right, they like to tax commercial vehicles more in every way, including registration!
 

dno67

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Well surely its not about refining costs, there is way less work in diesel V petrol.
You must be right, they like to tax commercial vehicles more in every way, including registration!
I remember up until implementation of GTS diesel was always cheaper, there was only 8c to 12c difference. Now it's consistently 25c-30c.
 

boobook

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Saw this price online in Main North Rd Adelaide tonight. View attachment 67802

Now you are really pi$$ing me off Maurice. ;) That is incredible. I think I'll drive from Melbourne to Adelaide to fill up. LOL

The other thing I have noticed is that Premium Diesel is often the same price or even cheaper than run of the mill diesel.
 
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a1bert

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I am sure i read that there is only one refiner down south (Victoria) making diesel, ie no competition, unlike Liberty who import petrol direct from Singapore
 

discomatt

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Not sure I would trust putting Liberty and cheap possibly low grade diesel in my cost a fortune to replace pump, injectors and engine...
I only use BP if possible, does it make any difference or am I up a garden path....
 

a1bert

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Not sure I would trust putting Liberty and cheap possibly low grade diesel in my cost a fortune to replace pump, injectors and engine...
I only use BP if possible, does it make any difference or am I up a garden path....
Was thinking the same after BP sold a contaminated batch to Liberty in the past which took out a lot of diesel motors
 

boobook

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I wouldn't worry. Liberty is now just a wholesaler with a few retail outlets. It is 100% owned by and gets it fuel from Viva Energy. Viva bought out the old Shell Geelong refinery. The diesel in Liberty is the same as from your local Shell Service station - in Victoria anyway.

I thought that BP thing was with United. And it was Petrol and diesel.

Mind you I happily fill with any brand, IMHO they are all the same out of the refineries anyway. The only time I have had problems is on about 5 occasions after refilling at very remote service stations. The fuel filter light came on each time. I always carry 2 spares and 15 mins later, and very smelly hands I am on the road again. My vehicle has a built-in water watch and I am sure that's the issue.

Also the big no no for me is I will never fill up if the tanker is anywhere near the service station.
 
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discomatt

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Yep I always carry a spare filter when traveling , the D4 also has a factory water catch and alarm.
I don't touch any shell fuel, always expensive and have found over the years tend to get worse economy from it, mainly with the old Disco though have never run the new one on shell, always BP or United
 

Grippy

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It's crazy the price difference, here, diesel has sat firmly around the 1.17 mark lately, unleaded has bounced from .75 to 1.19 since all this mess kicked off.
 

boobook

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Looking around those fuel price websites, ( Motor mouth etc), Fuel seems to be on the rise over the last few days.

I was waiting to fill up but might do so today. My tank's nearly empty so I could do with 130 or so liters.

What a surprise, the oil price goes from $50 to minus 40, then $10 a barrel and it takes 3 weeks for it to show up in the pricing. It goes up $2 a barrel over the last few days and the pump price is on the rise already.

Who woulda thought?
 

Swaggie

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Not sure I would trust putting Liberty and cheap possibly low grade diesel in my cost a fortune to replace pump, injectors and engine...
I only use BP if possible, does it make any difference or am I up a garden path....
I was always a Caltex person, although heading to Dargo the Liberty Stations seemed to be in the right spot to top up, I still use Caltex as my first preference but I’ve never had an issue with any of Liberty’s Diesel over the years either...
 

CTL

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Australia only has four (4) fuel refineries. Caltex in Brisbane, Mobil in Melbourne, Viva (read ex-Shell) in Geelong and BP in Kwinana WA. Combined they only produce 50% of our transport fuels.

iOR also refine at Eromanga in Qld but they specialise in high grade specialised mining diesel. Although I have seen bulk outlets where you can buy their product in outback Qld.

This article suggest we import 83% of our fuel:

And the ABC checked the facts:
 
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