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Old 27 April 2006, 08:01   #1
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Obscene petrol prices

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4950680.stm

It is really starting to hurt now!!!

NOT off topic because most of our RIBS are outboard powered.

To think without tax it would be 38p per litre - I could quite happily live with that!!!

Time for more fuel protests I hope.....
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Old 27 April 2006, 08:20   #2
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It is not totally with out hope look what the AA say "With a bit of thought and a lighter foot on the accelerator, a 10% reduction is achievable."

Mind you they do not say what sort of saving you can get with a lighter hand on the throttle?? Bet a RIB at displacement speed is nice and economical… oh that will be good fun on the bank holiday weekend.

The problem is we don’t protest properly need to take some hints of the French. Now there is a population that can protest.
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and it is always very comforting to know that the oil companies are posting record profits...................something does not smell right
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Filled up my car yesterday on the A3: 99.9p a litre!!! (for diesel). Same at all the filling stations on that road.

Might start diluting the diesel with a few litres of veg oil.....
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Filled up my car yesterday on the A3: 99.9p a litre!!! (for diesel). Same at all the filling stations on that road.

Might start diluting the diesel with a few litres of veg oil.....
And thats running an economical Astra Diesel, can't wait till you start running that 115 Tim Sorry couldn't resist!
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Does seem a bit unfair that as a pleasure boat user you can get duty-free diesel (50p/litre at my marina) but not duty-free petrol
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Glad my Diesel gets 50mpg - makes up for what the boat uses..
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So thats about $6:80 per U.S. gallon, any of you U.S. chaps out there? How much is it a gallon so we can see what that is er litre.

Now obviously oil companies are making record profits but most of the price here is tax but you never hear the government telling you how much there Q1 profits from fule have been.
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So thats about $6:80 per U.S. gallon, any of you U.S. chaps out there? How much is it a gallon so we can see what that is er litre.
Less that $4 a gallon (Was watching Fox News for a laugh the other day) - so less than 60p/l.
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and it is always very comforting to know that the oil companies are posting record profits...................something does not smell right
The oil companies deserve it though - they have to find the stuff - get it out of the ground - refine it - distribute it - and they also have to pay tax = then petrol stations have to make a profit.

Even if petrol was FREE we would still be paying 69p per litre - and that is NOT counting the taxes on the oil companies - remove ALL taxes and even with the high oil price petrol would be about 28p per litre!!!
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