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Dur or Durr?

Things are a bit quiet for blogging material at the moment but we have plenty of activities on these days and it’s now the classic how did we ever get time to work syndrome.  We’re hanging out for the camper arriving next week and we can get some travelling in before the school holidays at the end of September.

The new Mondeo is proving to be a real fuel miser and it’s amazing to get a 1000k on a tank full.  Diesel is a few cents a litre cheaper than petrol and dur brain has just discovered an anomaly with fuel prices.

For the uninitiated, we have a fuel price cycle here where the price jumps up about 10 to 15 cents per litre every Thursday morning and gradually comes back down to it’s lowest by the following Wednesday.  Don’t ask me how or why. 

We get 4 cents a litre off for purchases of $30 or more at aligned supermarkets and cheapskate here always waits until the Wednesday to fill up with a docket.  However, I’ve just discovered that diesel usually stays around the same price the whole week so there is no point getting into those frustrating queues each week which I’ve constantly subjected myself to.

Did I say dur brain or is it durr brain. 

  1. August 18, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I’ve given up on trying to track the price of gas (or petrol), it’s up and down like a toilet seat. I try to fill up during the week, as prices always seem to jump at the weekend, especially if it’s one of those precious “long” weekends.
    If the price of most groceries, or teeshirts, or lawn mowers (or anything else for that matter) can stay stable week after week…. why not gas? It’s a huge rip-off by the energy companies.

    Shammy – Depends if a male lives in the house!

    Our petrol prices are tied into the cost of Singapore crude and a surging Aussie dollar makes for more expensive fuel. No matter that we produce 80% of our own crude oil anyway. I notice our dollar is fast coming on par with yours again.

  2. june in florida
    August 19, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I don’t worry much about the price, i know the few gas stations that are usually cheaper and go to one of those when i need gas. If there is some crisis on the news that i think will push the prices way up then i will fill up as quick as possible.Diesel here is still more expensive than premium gas.

    June – I have records of our trip to the US in 1998 (visited in 2002 too) and we got fuel in NM and AZ for 99 US cents a gallon. What is it these days in Fl?

  3. Scott from Oregon
    August 19, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Perhaps “duhh”?

    Scott – Sounds better.

  4. june in florida
    August 20, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    $2.60…..$2.72 for regular/cheapest grade today. Ah the good old days.

    I filled up yesterday at $A1.20 a litre which is $US3.78 for one of your gallons. And we’re really cheap compared to the UK.

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