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$10 Diesel in UK?
« on: March 24, 2008, 07:32:59 PM »
For our friends in the UK...is this article accurate?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=540445&in_page_id=1770

If so, anyone want to go in on a barge-full from the US to the UK? We could park it 3 miles off-shore and make a bundle at $8 and all would be happy (except for the feds).


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Re: $10 Diesel in UK?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 07:40:05 PM »
It went past that last week, we saw £1.169per litre, highest-ever.

Oil is down from $111 a barrel to $101 per, now, so hopefully the prices will start down again.

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Re: $10 Diesel in UK?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 07:46:21 PM »
How many liters are there to a gallon?   :'(
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008, 07:51:39 PM »
How many liters are there to a gallon?   :'(

www.onlineconversion.com/

(Don't forget that UK gallons are larger than US gallons)

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Re: $10 Diesel in UK?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 07:54:31 PM »
Rather depends on the size of the gallon.  Are you mixing currencies and volumetric measure?  We do not buy gallons.  It is metric now.  It is only Americans who buy gallons.

Government did not raise fuel tax in the budget, but that is because they are getting 17.5% tax on the 20% increases we have seen recently - an extra tidy sum for them to squander!

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2008, 08:28:39 PM »
3.785 liters/U.S. gallon
4.546 liters/Imperial gallon

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Re: $10 Diesel in UK?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2008, 08:36:28 PM »
Yeah, I keep wondering what's going on.  I mean, I do that all the time, and it's nothing new to me, but specifically as regards fuel prices, when oil was $20/barrel a few years ago, gas was about $1/gallon.  Now oil is over $100/barrel, and gas is about $3.60 locally.  So a 5x increase in petroleum cost translates into a 3.6X increase in gas costs.  That doesn't make sense.  Wondering if the increase is being cached somewhere, just waiting to be unleashed.

[Edit:  The cynic in me wonders if maybe after the next President assumes power there will be some shakeout in fuel prices.  Are they being manipulated domestically?  They certainly are being internationally.]

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Re: $10 Diesel in UK?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2008, 08:42:25 PM »
  We do not buy gallons.  It is metric now.  It is only Americans who buy gallons.

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That is so Texans won't feel silly looking wearing 45.4 litre hats.   :D
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2008, 10:31:15 PM »
That would be a smaller 38 litre Hat I think
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2008, 01:58:56 AM »
Actually, gas & diesel prices depend more on the stockpiles built up in the tank farms than the price of oil.  Yank a couple of refineries out of production like we have here in Western Canada right now and you'll see $1.20/litre prices (like we have now).  It's supposed to be dependent on "market availability" which is short hand for "greed".  What they really mean is that if you have to have their product, and it's in short supply, they can gouge you for it all they want.  Just look at what the big drug companies charge for the really important drugs that you have to have to save your life.
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Re: $10 Diesel in UK?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2008, 02:15:29 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2008, 06:11:23 AM »
Rather depends on the size of the gallon.  Are you mixing currencies and volumetric measure?  We do not buy gallons.  It is metric now.  It is only Americans who buy gallons.

Government did not raise fuel tax in the budget, but that is because they are getting 17.5% tax on the 20% increases we have seen recently - an extra tidy sum for them to squander!

Regards, RAB

No, but most North American folks will think in gallons rather than litres and many forget that there are 'different' gallons when converting.

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Re: $10 Diesel in UK?
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2008, 07:37:58 AM »
Peter.
Yes I think.

The original posting was in dollars and imperial gallons. That was the mixture I was referring to.

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Re: $10 Diesel in UK?
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2008, 07:53:50 PM »
That would be a smaller 38 litre Hat I think

Oops, my mistake.  I must have been thinking of those silly Calgarians.    ;)
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Re: $10 Diesel in UK?
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2008, 10:28:17 PM »
I dont know if you noticed but the article was quoting price per gallon and miles per gallon.Units we haven't used for years but people still think in gallons and mpg.