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Topic # 22154 18-May-2008 18:34
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Hi all,

We have a 9kg cylinder hooked up the gas heater, I don't normally fill it up but had to tonight since no one else was here. Only place I could find around Hamilton who will do a fill up on a Sunday evening was BP, I took it to them expecting it to cost around $17-$20 since that is what it cost last time many years ago when an old flat of mine had a gas heater.
It cost $31 to fill it, the docket BP gave me said it was charged at $1.77 p/l which totally shocked me which makes me wonder what they charge for LPG to run in a car.
Is what I paid normal or do the prices at different service stations greatly differ?

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  Reply # 131635 18-May-2008 19:17
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50% rise in a fuel price after "many years" surprises you?

Sounds normal to me. I fill up our 9kg about twice a year for cooking.




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  Reply # 131645 18-May-2008 20:28
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Yes, thats about normal. LPG has gone up in price as have all fuels but I think BP may be in the forefront there as usual. Pays to shop around.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 131655 18-May-2008 21:30
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It supprised me from the point I assumed all LPG was still being sent around nz from Taranaki, turns out they are now importing it and using international prices which would explain the high price increase.
It makes me now wonder also if I paid $1.77 p/l, is there any economic sense in converting a car to LPG only to save around 20c p/l?

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  Reply # 131664 18-May-2008 22:08
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DjShadow: It makes me now wonder also if I paid $1.77 p/l, is there any economic sense in converting a car to LPG only to save around 20c p/l?

There are cars out there (like taxis) which do run on biogas (go environment) / LPG. Economical to an extent, but don't know about taxes...




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  Reply # 131682 19-May-2008 01:27
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That's what I pay in Feilding, still works out better value than electricty for me.

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