Fuel Prices Hurting Yet?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by tom kane, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    I'm willing to pay up to $20/litre for wine.

    At one time I only paid $0.10/litre for gasoline.

    I guess it's all a matter of perspective.
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    I keep a carefull eye on palm oil --it always seems to hover around the same as diesel.

    It used to be lower than diesel --I guess if it did we would be tanking it ---I would.

    I can buy wine that I like,-- red Franzia at 5 litre box for 5 dollar.

    Mind you I live on a duty free Island in the Malacca straits. The whole saler will be making his cut and the shipper that brings it to the island and the guy that boxes it. Wonder how much its really worth.
     
  3. hoytedow
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    How much is that in baht?
     
  4. Frosty

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    I buy 2 for 1 at 43 ringet (thats malaysian currency)
    1 ringet is 10 baht 30 baht is 1 dollar--- 1 dollar is almost worth less

    But 3 ringet is one dollar. I hope thats confusing.

    So---21.5 ringet for 5 liters is errrr -----cheap.

    So cheap you can drink it like pop or clean the toilet with it.

    Or even PCV valves. hic--


    Oh Oh I forgot the most important bit -- yes--its 9% alcoholism---hic

    Franzia red --you must be able to get it --say 100 dollars or so---snigger!!---fart
     
  5. brian eiland
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    I agree with you...this ethanol thing is a bunch of crap, particularly the corn based stuff as it is so inefficient compared to sugar cane based, or some of those other products.

    But bottom line is we are being sold a 'diluted fuel' for more money....alcohol does not have burn energy of oil.
     
  6. tom kane
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    tom kane Senior Member

    I wish you luck trying to pin down an expert who will have the courage to stand up for you on this question. This is one of the many rip-off`s presented to us by our regulatory bodies
    and self regulatory industries which is rife in NZ at the moment.
     
  7. Frosty

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    I dont agree I use ethenol when I can get it, it is cheaper if your worried about cost. I can not tell what fuel either bikes are on ether the 110cc or the 1400cc I honestly can not tell the difference and this is E 20.

    What I do do is to put a bit of diesel in with it at about 10%. But then I put petrol in my diesel anyway .
     
  8. hoytedow
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    I say it is not cheaper. It wastes land and energy to produce and deprives the world of edible corn.
     
  9. Frosty

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    Well,-- you know I guess you have some link to that info .

    I just want and buy cheapest fuel I can get. End of.
     
  10. hoytedow
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    Okay, you're cheap. I get it. :D
     
  11. Frosty

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    Oh --so you dont have a link and this is just your opinion --

    well that ok but I still buy the cheapest possible fuel I can get. I have a feeling you do too.

    I love corn and it is readily available at the same price as always.
     
  12. hoytedow
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    Price is no object for me. I just try not to buy imported from Middle East. I like USA product. Leaves more for you. On my boat and mower I burn non-ethanol fuel.
     
  13. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    You buy such small amounts though. It wont matter.

    If you really believe your buying USA fuel,--I doubt it.

    Does it say on the gas pump this is Kuwait fuel.
     
  14. hoytedow
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    Let me put it this way. I buy from companies that have wells sunk on our land, employing our drillers, supplying American(including Mexican and Canadian, but not Venezuelan) oil to the mix.
     

  15. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    The key to succesful negotiation is to have a few suppliers and all of them knowing you do. If you are to insist on a particular brand or flavour you are in a not negotiable position.
     
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