LPG Soon to be 90p ltr

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  1. Dude

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    Shell is around 82p and I was in Flogas today, its only 71p there but its going up 9p next week so presumably Shell will go up too.:Sad: The country is finished i tell you, could not buy veg oil tonight as the shelves are empty, people are buying it to put in cars, great by putting diesel up less afable people cant afford to even fry food now, they will have to put the cooking oiul up to stop people using it!!!!!!! And they never even use lube thats what annoys me!!!!!:Eeek:
     
  2. Zoltan Gaz66

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    Once we reach spring the gas prices will return to sensible levels. Much of this would appear to be seasonal demand
    Your are right about it being the end of the world though :BigGrin:
     
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    for me, and many others, once it gets to 85% of petrol cost it will become unviable.

    8.5mpg on gas.
    10mpg on petrol.
     
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    Makes me glad i did not invest in an LPG conversion

    Makes me very glad that i did not spend the £4k to have my V10 6.8 ltr Ford Triton petrol engine converted last year... I would never see a return on the investment.. Ok next buyer would, but for that sort of money i can still buy a lot of fuel.....

    To day at Hurst Green on the A 21... Road to Hastings... LPG was 84.9p per ltr...

    At this rate it is cheaper to fill in France when we go over at the start of April... Still have an almost full tank for heating/cooking .. And fridge when on the move.

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    local, and only, lpg round here was 69.9 on wednesday and has been for a week or two.

    today...74.5ltr

    cant decide whether to fill now or wait and see if the cost drops when winter demand drops :Sad:
     
  6. Zoltan Gaz66

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    Pretty P'eed off that I have just ordered a tank and some other bits to convert my Global warmer :(
     
  7. old-mo

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    At this rate I will have to think about knocking the wifes house keeping down from £30 a week to £20..

    Or get rid of one of them.. :RollEyes: :BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks for that I have found it difficult to do a comparison. My petrol consumption is 20mpg and my lpg seems to be about 15mpg.
    ASDA in Aberdeen is still selling lpg at 60.7p whilst locally it is 79.9p but further north it has gone above 80.9p and the places selling it are few and far between.
     
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    What really annoys me :Angry::Angry: is that I've always been lead to believe that LPG was a bi or waste product from the production of petrol, we are doing petroleum companies a favour to get rid of it for them, it should be free :thumb:

    Mick
     
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    Even with my massive CWF discount works out at 72p a litre.

    I have had my money back now but would think twice now if doing it again as LPG prices rise, up till now been paying well under half the price of petriol for LPG.
     
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    Surely one wife is enough for any man.
     
  12. Snowbird

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    How much would it cost to convert an RV to LPG that would give you a decent range of say 300 to 400 miles,anything less wouldnt be practical as you would spend half your time looking for gas stations.
     
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    Anyone know what the tax component of the price of LPG is ?
     
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    Cost me in 2006/7 just over £2500 for ca$h.
     
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    Here in Spain, Autogas is 0.668 Litre, bottled gas is 0.52 litre.

    A refill bottle of gas is 13.70€ for 26.5 litres or 12.5kg. (CESPA aluminium)

    LPG stations are so far apart, I have changed to using a bottle for my domestic consumption while here.

    John
     
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    Thanks John,what range would that give you realisticly ?.

    Also wondering what the conversion would cost at todays prices.
     
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    3 x 100 litlre tanks, never run em to empty if I can help it as have issues running well on petrol not cured yet.

    I can only fill to 80% full so 240 litres at say 6 to 7 mpg per gallon.

    As you know I will be adding tanks in near future.

    Done 9K plus on lpg almost constantly towing a toad
     
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    Not true at all, LPG isn`t a bi product of anything, so whoever told you that has misled you.

    Lpg is a natrual product, the refining process involves separating propane and butane, you can also refine it from crude oil.

    As for being free, in your dreams, HM customs and excise are here to take money off you not give it out.
     
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    Considering the huge disaster created by the banks and the politicians with the reulting black hole in our finances I can only complement you on your superb optimism and hope that you are right.
     
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    i think its a very similar price today Dave, as you know, things do become cheaper as they become more available.

    a proper conversion, with engine management module, for a triton V10 is around £3500.....same as 6750 miles on petrol so by my rough calculations around 17500 miles on gas it should have paid for itself :Eeek:......conversion cost + gas to do 17500`miles....£10500

    assuming 8mpg on gas...10 mpg on petrol.

    if this is wrong, answers on a postcard to......my maths teacher. :Laughing:
     
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