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Post by Ludwig » Mon 12 Jun, 2017 7:48 pm

Do other States have a system which monitors fuel prices?
Here in WA we have the government run Fuelwatch which requires service stations to advise next days prices every day.
These are then released on a website which can be easily accessed or (wait for it) one can register the localities in which one works/lives or travels through and next day's fuel prices are emailed through.
This is a great system. As an example I had to go to the city today (I live out of town) and took some jerry cans to fill for farm machinery. Today ulp was as low as 111.9 cpl while tomorrow the same servo is charging 136.9 cpl (others are up to 138.9)
This is a great system.
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Re: Fuelwatch

Post by compress ignite » Sun 02 Jul, 2017 2:49 pm

Nah ! US Government is too closely aligned with Producers.
We're supposed to believe Fuel just magically appears in the underground tanks at the Service Stations.
[AND that "Pricing" is NEVER conspiratorial amongst the local suppliers. I.E. It Also magically "Appears"]

There is However a "User Network" called "Gas Buddy" where one can enter the latest self observed prices
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I've talked to Tanker Operators (Class 8 Truck Drivers) who operate from Florida Rock and Tank
Kinder Morgan (An Oil Pipeline Terminal Owner one of whose Terminals is in Augusta,GA) Tanker Operators.

All of whom tell me what a "Racket" (Ongoing, Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization) the whole
fuel mess is in the 'States.

Example: Petrol+ Diesel in the North Georgia Mountains is CHEAPER than in Chattanooga,Tn/Atlanta,Ga/Ashville,Nc
AND yet ALL the Fuel has to be Trucked into the mountains @ a cost of at least $400.USD per load.From the before
mentioned cities!

ALSO the fuel itself is CRAPPOLA
I.E. 87 (RON) Octane unleaded [with ONLY 10% Ethanol,if we're lucky] is actually 76 (RON) Octane !
Diesel has more than 2% H2O dissolved in it. Plus, You'll NEVER see Diesel with a Cetane above 38 !

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Re: Fuelwatch

Post by pastelgrey300D » Thu 06 Jul, 2017 12:18 pm

Closest thing I've found here is motormouth, fairly accurate in giving prices. I have the app on my phone and it works well.

It's a free app, but only gives you a limited number of 'price reveals' - although I think you get more if you actually help by updating prices when you are at the servo. They get their prices from a combination of public updates and a feed from major service stations.

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Re: Fuelwatch

Post by Mercmad » Thu 02 Nov, 2017 5:25 pm

Fuel watch is being reincarnated as power bill watch. Watch them rise but don't bother complaining because your local member is getting nicely rich on the proceeds , especially if he is that mealy mouthed prick ,Turnbull.

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Re: Fuelwatch

Post by MMWA » Fri 24 Nov, 2017 11:36 pm

All the morons queuing up for half an hour with their engines running to save $2 on a tank of fuel makes me laugh. Its a nuisance when the overflow of the queue ends up blocking the roads around the service station. I don't give a toss what the price is, I'd rather pay more if I don't have to wait, people annoy me enough as it is and I just want to fill up and move on.

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Re: Fuelwatch

Post by Tony From West Oz » Sat 25 Nov, 2017 12:29 am

We have never had to queue for fuel on the "cheap days".
We rock up to the servo around 6 - 7pm and there is no one on the forecourt. Everyone else is feeding their faces.
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Re: Fuelwatch

Post by CraigB » Sat 25 Nov, 2017 12:34 pm

I've always had the approach of Mercmad WA because whenever i worked it out it was only a couple of dollars at most and not worth my time to chase, so just filled up........ but then on my local community facebook page I picked up on this discussion about our local stations in the Blackwood area being fairly consistently up to 10c more a litre. I started checking and they are right. And these stations aren't your struggling local guy etc etc - 2 of them are 'OTR' , Coles/shell and Woolies. I did look for a local thing like motormouth but was looking for all sorts of details and registrations, so didn't proceed. I guess like a lot of things they just sell it at a rate that they think people are prepared to pay and figure there are enough affluent people to keep selling to at that price. So only way to change is for more people to buy a few km away at Marion Rd etc. .... they realise they are not turning over enough business and drop the price...... or shut it down and then we have to drive miles when the lawn mower runs out!! Doesn't pay to think about it too much but that's what i am trying to do now anyway and check the gauge if before i drive up the hill home.
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Re: Fuelwatch

Post by ngruzevs » Wed 29 Nov, 2017 4:32 pm

I use the PetrolSpy app. Found it works quite well, on the weekend I used it as needed to fill up my 280SE W126 with premium unleaded, Shell and BP were quoting $1.72 per litre, while 7/11 had it for $1.57 per litre, saved just over $10 (enough to buy 3 coffees). 7/11 was no further than both Shell and BP.
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