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Fuel price protests - Ireland

It's nice of hauliers to protest over the price of 'petrol'

I'm assuming the reporter does not know that trucks use diesel; anyway I wonder how many motoring forums would hypothetically join/support fuel price protests? and how effective these would be?


Hauliers 'will bring country to standstill' over petrol prices | BreakingNews.ie
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There needs to be something. I already have to consider not driving the v6 to work every day. If they make me drive a prius or some **** I will go Libya on them!

I really hope my status didn't cause the price rise !
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Madness

There was some oil company rep (can't remember compay) on the RTE news the other night saying these fuel prices are a temporary problem. It's the stock market speculators again driving oil prices up due to 'fear' of supply. He siad there is not really a supply issue at this time.

Apparently how quick the price of oil cools off depends a lot on the protest marches this Friday in Saudi:

Saudi Arabia is losing its fear | Eman Al Nafjan | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Here is the killer:

Some time back oil prices were us$150 a barrel an we saw petrol prices of ~€1.35

Oil prices have fallen from us$120 to us$113 this week and we're still seeing petrol proces >€1.50!

Petrol to rise again despite world oil price fall - Surviving the Recession, Personal Finance - Independent.ie


Of course the biggest winners here are.......... drum-roll.....

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Government take Petrol: €0.86
Government take Diesel: €0.74
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There was some oil company rep (can't remember compay) on the RTE news the other night saying these fuel prices are a temporary problem. It's the stock market speculators again driving oil prices up due to 'fear' of supply. He siad there is not really a supply issue at this time.

Apparently how quick the price of oil cools off depends a lot on the protest marches this Friday in Saudi:

Saudi Arabia is losing its fear | Eman Al Nafjan | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Here is the killer:

Some time back oil prices were us$150 a barrel an we saw petrol prices of ~€1.35

Oil prices have fallen from us$120 to us$113 this week and we're still seeing petrol proces >€1.50!

Petrol to rise again despite world oil price fall - Surviving the Recession, Personal Finance - Independent.ie


Of course the biggest winners here are.......... drum-roll.....

Pumps.ie

Government take Petrol: €0.86
Government take Diesel: €0.74
I hear ya!
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one of the radio stations today had two people txting in who very recently where in the Gulf, I remember one of them said they filled up their car for €12 in Dubai recently
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You know what they can keep their cheap oil.. I drilled a hole in my garden 4 years ago and I can pump water you can drink. Can those lads do that, huh?
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next step turn water into petrol, there was a guy about 2k years ago, he got halfway through, he turned it into wine...
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next step turn water into petrol, there was a guy about 2k years ago, he got halfway through, he turned it into wine...
The first of Jesus' notable miracles according to John Chapter 2.

Sorry Dermo - just couldn't help myself....
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The first of Jesus' notable miracles according to John Chapter 2.

Sorry Dermo - just couldn't help myself....

I've been praying hard and it's not working.... TBH I'd be happy with the wine....


Watch this space: BBC News - Saudi police patrol Riyadh ahead of demonstrations

This will decide our fuel prices in the near future.... although the disaster in Japan this morning caused oil to dip below the us$100 after Japan shut down most (if not all) of the refineries.
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Here in Spain we have started a protest that consists in NOT BUYING PETROL to REPSOL & CAMPSA.

2 of the most biggest petrol companies in the world.

If these works out properly, it could end in a competition of prices between these two companies and the rest to start selling petrol again.

From there on, the could be a war in prices between companies to see wich one puts the lower price for the costumers.

If REPSOL & CAMPSA would lower the prices, then we would all go to refill to these and leave out BP so BP would do the same.

It is a very meticulous procees but we are triying to make it work for all of us.

We are spreding the word all aroun facebook and forums so I would tell you to join us in the WAR aginst ipocracy!!

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only one thing for it - emigrate to the US and pay cheap price

downside - no alfa
I think I'll stay here for now....
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