[ROVERNET - UK] No messages

Robert Thornton R.Thornton at adelaidecitycouncil.com
Thu Sep 8 04:34:05 BST 2005

The current hike in fuel prices, up to AU$1.40 per litre here from
around mid 0.80 cents per litre this time last year, is a bit worrying.
I toyed with the idea of putting the Disco onto LPG but as I only do
less than 10,000 km a year in it the AU$2k+ conversion cost seems a bit
much, and like Peter says the future pricing of lpg cannot be
guaranteed. It can also cause problems with backfiring blowing out the
AF meters on the Land Rovers which are expensive to replace.

My solution for now is to drag the Mini out of hibernation - $15 a week
to run as opposed to $60 for the Disco - and around town you get there
quicker too!


-----Original Message-----
From: rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com
[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] On Behalf Of Peter Huttemeier
Sent: Thursday, 8 September 2005 12:49 PM
To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] No messages

On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 12:20:25 +1000, you wrote:

>You could always convert to LPG.  Despite rises in petrol prices LPG 
>has been fairly steady.

I wonder for how long tho. Automotive LPG in Australia is a mix of
propane and butane. Propane by and large comes form the natural gas
processing. Butane comes from naturally occurring crude oil processing
and refinery production, thus is hooked into the price of crude oil.

Another compounding factor is most of our local butane comes from Bass
Strait oil fields which are fast running out, thus our dependency on
imported LPG is increasing. All means an upward pricing tendency. Then
of course there is government excise which begins in the not too distant


Peter H

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