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    Some of it isn't relevant to WA.

    Supermarket discount fuel offers are highly visible, but there are others and you can find them online.

    Surfing the net before you fill up at the petrol pump can really pay off in the long run, writes Elisabeth Lopez.

    If you're shedding tears at the petrol bowser, hop online.

    It won't change the course of world events but you could end up with cheaper fuel bills.

    Find your cheapest bowser at www.refuel.com.au by typing in your street name and/or suburb. You can also sign up for email updates.

    Another site, www.motormouth.com.au, allows you to click on maps and select several suburbs at once. Or try www.racv.com.au Supermarket discount fuel offers are highly visible but there are others and you can find them online, perhaps helping out independent service stations at the same time, try: www.servosavers.com.au, www.savesmart.com.au, www.beepp.com, www.easyfuel.com.au and www.fuelsaverscard.com.au If you think you can bear further depressing reading, the Australian Automobile Association has compiled petrol price data in capital cities and regions since 1998 and tabled them at aaa.asn.au/petrol.htm The Australian Institute of Petrol explains how the fuel pricing system works at www.aip.com.au/pricing/petrol.htm.

    If your solution to high petrol prices is to convert to LPG - wait just a little bit longer and read the Parliamentary Library's research note on the Federal Government's plans to slap excise on LPG and other alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas from July 2008. It's at www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/rn/2003-04/04rn44.htm .

    If you still want to undergo a conversion, several gas companies offer estimates of the cost and how much you might save: try www.ezygas.com.au and www.unigas.com.au Although it doesn't take in the impact of Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War, you can also check out the submissions to the Federal Government's 2001 fuel tax inquiry at www.fueltaxinquiry.treasury.gov.au If you'd like to downsize to save on fuel costs, the Federal Government has a green vehicle database at www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au.
    gov.au. It rates the environmental performance of new vehicles sold in Australia and includes sedans, wagons, 4WDs and light commercial vehicles.

    You can also follow a link to the Fuel Consumption Guide Database from here.

    For as little as $15 a month, you can share a car if you don't need one for daily commuting but want occasional access.

    Try Melbourne car-sharing sites at www.flo.net.au and goget.com.au and Newtown Car Share, which runs Darebin Council's pioneering carsharing scheme (newtowncarshare.

    info). For interstate rides, try needaride.com.au Monash University also has a carpooling scheme for staff and students at www.msa.monash.edu.au/transport/driving/information.htm - although the Public Transport Users' association says you might not want to waste your time. You can find out why at www.ptua.org.au/myths/carpool.shtml.

    If you want to drive and ride, check the Connex site at www.connexmelbourne.com.au/travellockers/index.asp for a list of bike lockers at railway stations. There are also park and ride options in outer suburbs, details from Metlink on www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au.

    What's the long view?

    The Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (US) discusses world oil reserves and geopolitics at www.iags.org/futureofoil.html.

    Experts differ over whether world demand for petroleum will exceed supply in 2010 or 2020. Find out more at energyBulletin.net.

    This is a clearing house for articles about a peak in the world's energy supply, and you can also visit www.peakoil.net and read Paul Krugman's New York Times article, The Oil Crunch (www.pkarchive.org/column/050704.html).

    Emerging technologies are showcased at www.fuelcells.org and www.hybridcars.com, and www.science.howstuffworks.com also explains how these work.
    If you've put yourself in a position where someone has to see you in order for you to be safe -- to see you, and to give a fuck -- you've already blown it." -- Neal Stephenson,

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    Originally posted by ONYERBIKE@Oct 7 2005, 10:37 AM
    Experts differ over whether world demand for petroleum will exceed supply in 2010 or 2020. Find out more at energyBulletin.net.

    This is a clearing house for articles about a peak in the world's energy supply, and you can also visit www.peakoil.net and read Paul Krugman's New York Times article, The Oil Crunch (www.pkarchive.org/column/050704.html).

    Emerging technologies are showcased at www.fuelcells.org and www.hybridcars.com, and www.science.howstuffworks.com also explains how these work.
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    bollocks.

    1970 scare propaganda rehashed. There are so many combustable resources out there, i've been over em many times, tar sands, methane, re-drills etc ad nausium

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      Originally posted by Melkor@Oct 10 2005, 12:38 AM
      bollocks.

      1970 scare propaganda rehashed.* There are so many combustable resources out there, i've been over em many times, tar sands, methane, re-drills etc ad nausium
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      You might be right, but petrol is going to have to be more expensive than it is now before they become viable. It's going to get much worse before it gets better.
      http://www.internetblackout.com.au/

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      • #4
        I just did a search on refuel.com.au and apparently fuel is 84.9 in beckenham.
        ??

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