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Katch
GOLD Member since Jun 2004

Katch

Beach bum


Total posts: 162
Posted:I am enraged! I am in shock! I am in trouble...

Are there cheaper fuels than kero out there? or will I just have to work harder to spin with fire?

The last time I bought kerosene a couple of months ago, it was about Php 26ish($.46) a liter, now its Php 32 ($.60)... and I don't know if that seems much to you guys, but over here it's a bit of a shock. Considering we used to be able to buy 5 liters of kero and spin all night with what it would have cost us to buy a big mac meal. Now I pay the same amount for a little over 3. And the prices are still rising...

*sigh* This bites...


Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-Franklin P. Jones

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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

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Location: Southampton

Total posts: 1626
Posted:Ha! Wish I could get it that cheap! The best I've found is 4l for 4 - that's $1.77 per litre! But my sources are fairly limited.. still!

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

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Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:ours is around AUD $1.60 per litre at the pump, in bottles its up to $2.50/L in some places.

Everything's dependant on oil, thats the problem...


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bluecat


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Location: everywhere

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Posted:man we need to sort out biofuel soon, or it'll be glow for all, until the batteries run out too.....

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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

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Location: Southampton

Total posts: 1626
Posted:*begins work on solar-powered battery charger*



EDIT: *decides not to bother 20 seconds and one google later*

EDITED_BY: nearly_all_gone (1127908461)


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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bluecat


bluecat

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Posted:ubblol

aerotech have one.

bloody expensive tho, especially for a scot wink

fuel is definitely on the way out, katch. and yes, yours is *incredibly* cheap, even after the increase...
why does it make you so angry? isn't it worse that we are denuding the earth?


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Katch
GOLD Member since Jun 2004

Katch

Beach bum


Total posts: 162
Posted:It's all a matter of perspective really... We don't have first world buying power so things here *appear* cheap until you start making local wage. Having said that, I'm pretty sure I'd just faint if I had to buy fuel from your stations.

I'm not really angry, more like shocked at how quickly prices can rise. Never really experienced anything that dramatic (well, the peso dropped significantly some years ago...)

I also realize that this isn't the most environmentally friendly way to do things. So now I spin fire for special occassions, and stick to whatever else have you when I'm just passing time.

*sheepish grin* After reading your posts, my complaint seems to be a bit on the shallow side of things. Mental note: let the shock subside before posting rant... wink All's well biggrin


Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-Franklin P. Jones

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Lemonkey


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Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.

Total posts: 1019
Posted:I expected this thread to be about oil-based paints...

>.>

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bluecat


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Posted:ubblol

hug fo an understanding katch...
didn't realise where you were for a little while there...
R


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