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    Remove parity pricing?
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    Well we can all do sweet fuck all like always and be at the mercy of all and sundry. The government rake millions in to fund their own bloated fiscal ineptitude while the Australian economy goes down the toilet and then they stand around like a bunch of handcuffed camels saying there is nothing we can do about it...it never fails to astound me why we pay these leeches the money they demand.
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    Each year, the Australian government spends billions of dollars of public money on programmes that encourage more coal, gas and oil to be extracted and burned. Market Forces estimates that tax-based fossil fuel subsidies amount to almost $11 billion per year federally. This figure includes subsidies that support both the production and consumption of fossil fuels.

    About $430 from every Australian every year.
    That's your bloody money, going to help destroy the planet that your kids are going to inherit. Fossil fuels are going to run out in 45 years. That'll be in my lifetime and many other PSBer's too.

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    The worst thing about consuming "Fossil Fuels" is all the other things we use them for aside from powering stuff.

    I dread my grandchildren saying to me "What do you mean, you burnt it all?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by chew View Post
    The worst thing about consuming "Fossil Fuels" is all the other things we use them for aside from powering stuff.

    I dread my grandchildren saying to me "What do you mean, you burnt it all?"
    As we silently watch Marquez and Rossi's grandkids dive into the last corner on Moto-E bikes.

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    Waiting on the corner for the Autonomous Community Ebus, that's always on time, to arrive to take me to the Art Precinct for a Frappe Latte to veiw the 'Street art Ducati Stand' with IR capable headset.

    Then I can update my status..inspiring isn't it.

    The growth of EV that in response to fossil fuel consumption doing global damage now produces more pollution in making a battery and vehicle than petroleum ever could. ahhh progress.
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    You always know when its cheap fuel from the hordes of people queuing like its just about to run out and a cyclone is coming..... that's my notice to go the day after before 6am and fill the little Fiat up for a massive $45.00 -

    No Queues No Fuss


    But yes Petrol here in Aus is cheap compared to other places, Paid 2 euro + a litre in Italy, that's just crazy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GsxInShed View Post
    The growth of EV that in response to fossil fuel consumption doing global damage now produces more pollution in making a battery and vehicle than petroleum ever could. ahhh progress.
    Environment aside, what do we do when the petroleum runs out? I know in 45 years time you'll be dead or close to it so it's not your problem, but we need some solutions man!

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    Why don't we smarten up electric motors?

    Introduce variable internal magnetic fields and reduce friction by placing moving components in a field of their own..just like high speed trains that don't run on rails.......

    just use the idea internally on rotating parts-- reduce heat and losses from friction increase output decrease size.. perhaps?

    simple concept similar to brushless gensets..mmm?

    Maybe create a waste reduction facility that uses waste to power itself.?

    OR harvest seawater to produce hydrogen....

    our reliance on fossil fuels won't go away in 45 years..and I'll be long gone.

    Maybe use atomics to recreate fossil fuels molecular structure..dumb it down and crack it..make 'no waste' fuels..??? sea water again..?

    Do what 'nissan' did on the verge of bankruptcy ?? ask the people for a solution...and then act on it....just for a change follow through on a concept vehicle...that works for the planet

    and doesn't fill the pockets of greedy executives/politicians/governments....

    yeh nah... no money for the multinationals there..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Dealer View Post
    Environment aside, what do we do when the petroleum runs out? I know in 45 years time you'll be dead or close to it so it's not your problem, but we need some solutions man!
    Maybe we shouldn't be flying to India then! Just sayin
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    This fuss about petrol prices is daft. It may be uncomfortable, but it is all based upon the price of oil around the world. Currently there are some concerns with some of the oil producing nations, which has led to an increase in the price of crude oil. There may be some profiteering, in that prices go up faster than they go down, but there isn't much we can do about it.

    In the 1970s oil prices went through the roof when the OPEC nations decided to ration production, everyone was predicting a disaster and that the oil was going to run out by the end of the century. Currently there are more oil reserves known about, than there were in the 1970s and with shale oil, it seems we are discovering more all the time.

    We are doing something about it thought, electric vehicles will reduce the reliance on fossil fuels, provided that we get our act together and use renewables to provide the electricity. Sadly this government is dragging their heels on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgs View Post
    Maybe we shouldn't be flying to India then! Just sayin
    It's fine mate, there's a lot of people on the plane (as opposed to a private jet)...it's like we're catching public transport! We're also riding motorcycles which have a smaller carbon footprint than the huge SUVs you see in peak hour with one person in them.

    I also think it's good to get out there to understand and appreciate how the rest of the world live.

    I just spent 3 months building two solar farms big enough to power 60,000 homes. I've done my bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by BusaSteve View Post
    I dont give a tinkers cuss what they pay in the UK perhaps we need to be more agressive here and stop comparing our prices to some of the most expensive ones...whats the price in the USA...and why cant we dig South Australia up...supposedly theres shit loads of oil under Adelaide.
    hahahaha you're kidding right? Aussies are probably the worst protesters in the world, take the french - they will riot for any reason....we are so docile here, we have had it so good for so long we just bend over and accept the ever widening pineapple every time. Yanks pay about $AU1 a litre which is probably ethanol shit.

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    The fuel price in Canada in July was very similar to here.

    When the bike hire dude told me to only use premium I said "What, 98" he just laughed and said "I wish". 92 is their premium.

    Also some other products made from Petroleum. Hence, the "We burnt it all" comment.

    Solvents Diesel fuel Motor Oil Bearing Grease
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    Upholstery Sweaters Boats Insecticides
    Bicycle Tires Sports Car Bodies Nail Polish Fishing lures
    Dresses Tires Golf Bags Perfumes
    Cassettes Dishwasher parts Tool Boxes Shoe Polish
    Motorcycle Helmet Caulking Petroleum Jelly Transparent Tape
    CD Player (do people still have these?) Faucet Washers Antiseptics Clothesline
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRossi View Post
    You always know when its cheap fuel from the hordes of people queuing like its just about to run out and a cyclone is coming..... that's my notice to go the day after before 6am and fill the little Fiat up for a massive $45.00
    Exactly what I did this morning, Greenwood was cheap so left at 415 instead of 430 and stopped past on the way to work, just one car at each side of the 3 available pumps (tanker was blocking one) and took me about 10 mins total


    Quote Originally Posted by chew View Post
    The fuel price in Canada in July was very similar to here.

    When the bike hire dude told me to only use premium I said "What, 98" he just laughed and said "I wish". 92 is their premium.
    That's only because of the way they measure their octane rating, their 92 is pretty much our 98

    Difference between RON, MON, and AKI[edit]

    Because of the 8 to 12 octane number difference between RON and MON noted above, the AKI shown in Canada and the United States is 4 to 6 octane numbers lower than elsewhere in the world for the same fuel. This difference between RON and MON is known as the fuel's Sensitivity,[5] and is not typically published for those countries that use the Anti-Knock Index labelling system.
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    Wadufuk is 'Pantyhose refridgerant" ? "folding door hair curlers"?

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