RACV Calls For LPG Price Investigation

Steane Klose | Feb 9, 2012

Motorists running their cars on LPG could be in for some pain at the pump, according to Victoria’s RACV.

In some instances, Victorian motorists have already noticed increases of up to 12 cents a litre on the traditionally much cheaper alternative to petrol.

RACV Acting Manager Vehicle Engineering, Nick Platt, said the price of LPG has hit a historic high, due to higher oil prices and a shortage of LPG in the Asian market. Mr Platt said the northern hemisphere winter was also impacting on the LPG price.

“Since October 2011, the LPG regional benchmark price has risen by almost 35 percent. RACV expected that the latest increase would have pushed prices up by four or five cents per litre, not the 12 cents per litre that we are seeing,” Mr Platt said.

“The jump in LPG prices is unexpected and is much higher than the benchmark price. This could catch many motorists unawares. We encourage motorists who use LPG in their vehicles to fill up early to beat the price rise.”

The price of LPG is traditionally more stable than petrol, with LPG pricing pegged to an international benchmark which changes monthly and remains reasonably steady throughout the month.

The last few months has seen LPG price fluctuations become increasingly erratic. RACV has called for an ACCC investigation into LPG price settings, and the unprecedented jump in prices.

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  • Karl says,
    3 years ago
    6 likes
    I almost had a heart attack when I saw the price of LPG. I was even more surprised when I saw the other servos were selling it for the same price.
  • Brian says,
    3 years ago
    19 likes
    I am disgusted by the price hike and the lame excuses given. Australia use to be the lucky country!!!! It is fast becoming the backward country. We have unlimited supplies of natural gas yet we are happy to sell it cheap overseas for processing. Why doesn't it get done here. We live on island that now relies on imports or everything. It's about time the minority got heard. They asked us to invest in LPG. Sounds like the govt should have invested too and given the money to the right people in the car industry to build our own refineries. What happened to MADE IN AUSTRALIA!!!!!!!!bleh
  • Jonno says,
    3 years ago
    14 likes
    With these prices there is no point on continuing to use gas in my car. This is ridiculous that (for me) petrol is now the same price or cheaper in regards to cost per kilometre.
  • Kurt says,
    3 years ago
    15 likes
    I agree with Brian and also add, that greedy corporations & weak governments will always screw the little man in the street. The government is advocating greener fuels & encouraging people to switch their cars to LPG & then does nothing when we are hit with a massive increase of 20%.
    How is this going to encourage people to switch to LPG & how much confidence will this instill in people that are already on LPG.
    Hope it blows up in their faces.
  • Greg says,
    3 years ago
    16 likes
    Don't expect the government to do anything about the current price at 75c per litre as they make so much tax from the consumer. As a few ppl have mentioned its getting to the stage that LPG is no longer a viable cheaper option as most cars would consume more LPG per kilometer than Petrol.

    Added to the fact the government grant to convert your car has been reduced down to a joke amount. Where has the Propaganda of an ALternative fuel and the savings gone??.. We export it for next to nothing yet we pay through the nose for it. We are paying a higher price as their is a higher demand in Europe???.. Wait we are in Australia that has unlimited Gas resources currently.

    Its all GREED!!!.. Making money from ordinary people. Pathetic Politicians "Scum"..
    • David says,
      2 years ago
      2 likes
      The government only takes 2.5c/L now but is always used by the petroleum industry as an opportunity to deflect blame on the govt!
      • tony says,
        2 years ago
        2 likes
        87,9 c per litre i saw L.P.G for on 8-3-2012....thats the government for you....give a little ....take the lot.
  • Dave says,
    3 years ago
    11 likes
    They are deadset like drug dealers. give it to you cheap, then when your hooked, jack up the price.
    The government gives a grant to get the lpg system fitted and then put sxcise after excise on.
    I dont care, a 20% rise in inexcusable.
    • David says,
      2 years ago
      2 likes
      This the first of just 2.5c/L first propose and now supported by the Abbott mob.
      Crap talk-back radio has a lot to answer for, we're becomming an irrational lynch-mob society of bogans that 'Tony' is targeting.
  • Harry says,
    3 years ago
    4 likes
    madits currently cheaper to drive my falcon on unleaded than gas ,what is goin on in this country ,I give up .I parked up the landcruiser cause diesel was expensive and bought a falcon on gas to cut costs ,now I might go to a motorbike
  • Victor says,
    3 years ago
    12 likes
    This is criminal. How can the LPG/Autogas price jumped about 50% in a few weeks. It was stable at about 53 c/l, then jusmped to 65c/l only about 3 weeks ago, now it is 76 c/l. How can the ACCC let them get away with this. LPG is only a byproduct and used to be only a waste from refining oil.
    • Darcy vtdevl o'brien says,
      3 years ago
      4 likes
      Wat a load of crap I live in bendigo for last 6 + months I been paying 61.9 at shell/coles and using vouchers .... Went to fill up there tonite and see. 74.9 pfft I just put 15 bux in and after work put 15 bux of petrol in I deliver pizzas and im peed off not happy we all should stop puttin gas in our cars till they learn
    • Adam says,
      2 years ago
      7 likes
      Around a 45% increase in the price LPG, since the new year!
      Yet no one will question it, or explain why?
      Woolworths/Caltex put the price up, Coles/Shell follow and those "Independents" (That whine about the lack of competition) run with it.
      " What the #@*% is going on?"
      If the price of Petrol went up like this, there would be outrage & inquires!
  • anthony says,
    3 years ago
    5 likes
    This is just crazy, was shocked when i filled last night after work. Since I do allot of freeway driving I may as well just stop using gas, and on top of that I have the injection version of gas, if you have the older type id stop using right now.
    I have an 04 commodore which runs great on both fuels, but im sensing now there will be loads of lpg pumps staying full as we just swap to petrol once again. Even taxies for that matter.
    Are they trying to kill off lpg? Or are they trying to kill off duel fuel fords and holdens, because that's right what there doing. I still think my next car is a v8 anyway.
  • Kurt says,
    3 years ago
    8 likes
    What amazes me, is that the media with it's flourish for focusing on trivial bull***, have not bought into this. When petrol goes up by 10% they go into a feeding frenzy. LPG has jumped almost 50% in the past few weeks & the silence is deafening. One could argue that the majority of cars run on petrol. There are still 10's of 1000's
    of cars not to mention taxi's -and all that
    implicates- running on LPG. Ford have brought out the new Ecolpi(LPG)Falcon, improved ECONOMY & power
    -nothing like eroding the benefits of ECONOMY with the price hike.
    • peter says,
      3 years ago
      3 likes
      i went to lpg to save of course, about a year ago,accc what a joke,once you have a noose around your neck in otherwords you are tied in to it so they take away the advantage you had and dine out on us motorists,great for them we are taken for a ride without moving!!!!!!rgds peter
  • I quit my low wage job due to price of LPG says,
    2 years ago
    3 likes
    On 27th January I quit my lousy paying job as the boss lied about covering me for my gas and car expense costs! Just in time for a scam .75c a litre for LPG. WTF can afford to work in a job and use their own car any more??? Better I do not leave the house at all or only only once a week for provisions and food stuffs. REPEATE: I QUIT MY SCUMMY PAYING JOB BECAUSE THE COST OF LPG WAS RISING! DO NOT LEAVE MY HOME ANYMORE!!!! And, WTF has it to do with those marauding asianns buying out LPG? We produce it in abundance - f off out resources and get your own.
  • Glenn says,
    2 years ago
    5 likes
    I understand some of the plights of Servo operators. 'It now costs a lot more to transport', 'We have to make a living to' etc.
    What I don't understand is how the goverment can introduce a 'Carbon' tax, and then make it so unatractive to buy a leading fuel in carbon output. The millions of dollars spent on finding a 'realistic' alternative fuel has been spent. It is called LPG!
    We sell it of to the 'Asian' counties for 7-10 cents a litre (including transport), yet our 'wouderful' goverment allows the Australian companies (who burn off this waste/by product) to RIP us BLIND with an unjustified, greedy, profiteering 13 cent PER LITRE RISE!!
    Do you think our 'caring and sensible' goverment will do anything? OF COURSE NOT.
    So what can we do? I want answers, not crap excuses. I want to know why my 1 month old $3,000+, goverment subsidised, state of the art gas injected system, is now close enough to obsolete due to the unjustified price of LPG.
    WHO do I contact? Who do WE complain to?
    • David says,
      2 years ago
      3 likes
      So I take it you want the Gov't to control prices just like the old Comunist regimes?.
      Freedom has its price be it greed or world parity pricing.
      Why don't we just blame that red head who stabbed our gorgeous cherubic son Kevin in the back?.
      Now do you feel better?
      • Glenn says,
        2 years ago
        4 likes
        I find it very interesting that our so called non communist goverment, who tells us that the won't tax us further (Carbon Tax) ... then does, is going into bat for a VERY small minority of Australia (Gay marriage), wont do ANYTHING to stop our big 4 banks from hiking interest rates without justification, protects their own dishonest members with 'enquiries', allowed fuel to rise according to our devalued dollar and strong barrel cost yet did (said) nothing about the blatant profiteering of the petroleum companies when crude was lowered and our dollar was strong, etc.
        DOESN'T sound like communism to me??!! Just GREEN!
        But then again I could actually just give a damn about who is 'running' this mostly lucky country, and would actually like the real issues tackled, like this brazen collusion in profiteering.
      • Kurt says,
        2 years ago
        1 like
        Freedom doesn't give you liscence to rob people blind & I don't think that world parity jumped by 50% in the last 3 months, also the 2.5c/l govt.tax increase is a pittance compared to the full increase. The only beef I have with the government, has been covered already in many of the comments on this forum.
  • John says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    I wrote to the ACCC about the hike in LPG, but also the fact that ALL the Servo's increased the price in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney at the same time and to the same amount with in one cent of each other. It looks like price fixing and collusion to any normal person. The ACCC replied to me with a double talk explaination like I was a child. Are they in the oil company's pocket too?
  • shane says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    this price hike is a federal labour goverment tax, it is NOT oil company related its a pure julia gillard-swan tax
    • David says,
      2 years ago
      6 likes
      Thats right....2.5c/L ...thats right just 2.5c/L which by the way is supported by Abbot and co.
      But why let the facts get in the way of a good old-fashioned irrational rant.
      • Glenn says,
        2 years ago
        1 like
        2.5 cents on top of the exsisting exsize, current tax, GST and the comming carbon tax. Whats a couple of million dollars more?
        I wouldn't mind an unexplained 2.5 cents for every litre of LPG sold!
        • peter says,
          2 years ago
          4 likes
          i wish some people would leave politics out of it,alot of what i've read is based on their political leanings and not on fact,and i don't think saying silly things helps our cause the truth is a far better tool!!!!
      • Dave says,
        2 years ago
        I am assuming you don't run on lpg.... hot pink volkswagen????
        Who gives a s**t about which party does what, they are all a pack of monkeys.
        My main argument would be why do they have to put any excise on what so ever?
  • Bob Forreal says,
    2 years ago
    5 likes
    Around here LPG prices are 79.9 cents per litre and it frustrates me so much I think I will go back to petrol seeing that it's only 50cpl more. I was originally paying 43.5cpl for LPG roughly 6 years ago and it's not far off from being double that now. LPG is a byproduct of petrol production and these conglomerate bastards are ripping us all off. I urge everyone to fill up on petrol for the next four weeks and criple the LPG sales and force them to rethink ripping us all off. We are the majority and we should not except being pushed around.
  • Kevin of Brisbane says,
    2 years ago
    3 likes
    I wish I had never spent he money on installing a LPG system on m vehicle, at he curren pric of LPG it's no longer worthwhile.mad
  • robert Reid says,
    2 years ago
    4 likes
    The price of lpg has risen overnight by 16c a litre in Newcastle area. As far as i know The cost of gas on site at the outlets could not have gone up mysteriously overnight by 25%. This is a rip-off on a momentous scale. If petrol was to go up 45c overnight there would be a hanging! Why is the government not doing something. They are talking about cutting back on emmissions but are not promoting cleaner alternatives. I will tell you why---they are a lot of hypocrites. Bob forrest has got it right, lets all stop using lpg and watch the price come down. Lets all stand up against this greedy regime!!!
    • Richard says,
      2 years ago
      5 likes
      WTF let's all just stop buying LPG at the moment, run your car on petrol
      I wrote a letter to the government and the opposition and have had no response, also I have contacted the media a few times no *** caresbleh
  • Jayson says,
    2 years ago
    4 likes
    It is fantastic that you can save a dollar on a loaf of bread and a few other items which may add up to 5 or 10 dollars a week off your grocery bill, but its seems that they are still making profit. Is that because my petrol/LPG bill has rissen $20 dollars a week or more.
    Yes it is getting very close to being cheaper to run my cruiser on gas i think.
    Not so cheers
  • Damien says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    mad

    I have rarely used my car this week, as my new job has the unexpected benefit of being able to get a lift with one of the bosses most days. So, you can imagine my anger and disbelief when I arrived at the petrol station this morning to see the price of 79.9c/L.

    The fact that I chose the car I purchased, primarily because of the dual-fuel benefits from running on LPG, makes that even more frustrating, as, if I had known that within 18 months of buying said car, it would be just as economical to run it on ULP, I would have purchased a completely different car, as I was on the verge of doing. I plan to do some experimenting this week, as I have a sneaking suspicion that it is actually almost the same cost/km to run LPG as ULP at the moment.
    • Rod Colquhoun says,
      2 years ago
      Gas is 91c per litre at Rutherford in the Hunter Valley and 89c a litre at the ten or twelve stations on the way there from the Central Coast NSW. I noticed Caltex getting dearer than others a few months back but now it's everyone.
  • Tracey says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    Yep, did the sums myself yesterday..no point running on gas any longer. The government once again has failed to protect the taxpayers. Firstly they put an excise on LPG, secondly, they're just not smart enough or determined enough to catch big oil, or should I say, big supermarket, price fixing. We need smarter pollies.
  • Charlie says,
    2 years ago
    Judging by the price of petrol compared to the 12 litre (at least) price hike on lpg, I'd say we are subsidising the lower price in petrol. It's about time something was done considering we don't even import it. Sick and tired of being ripped off by fuel companies and the government.
  • Annette says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    I don't believe for a second the crap about transport costs. Tell me why you can buy petrol in Bendigo for up to 10 a litre cheaper than you can in Melbourne at times Also the gas price gouging is a joke. We are all subsidising the cheaper price of petrol brought on by the price war with Coles and Woolies. When the excise comes in be prepared to pay on top of the price hike we just had. Jumping on the bandwagon and refuse to use lpg for a couple of weeks is a good idea, but then the greedy oil mobsters make more money from us using their petrol. No win situation and out government is lining their pockets too. I'm worried about our future and our kids future, big time.
  • Kurt says,
    2 years ago
    has the ACCC responded to the RACV request to investigate the LPG price hike & if so, when can we expect a report? It has been a while since the request was lodged.
    Is there a specific place that one could view any report that might be forthcoming?
    • tony says,
      2 years ago
      2 likes
      The ACCC is a do nothing joke...
  • marcus says,
    2 years ago
    7 likes
    Today I saw LPG is .87c Litre
    I drive a Ford Falcon dedicated 100 litre, a full tank gets me approx 550km.
    At .55c I was paying $55 to get 550k
    and few weeks later...
    then it was .74c and paying $74 to get 550k...
    A couple of weeks after that.....
    NOW .87c a litre I pay $87 to get 550km

    A massive increase of $32 a tank in a matter of weeks
    I fill up approx once a week, not including if I need to do the school runs, I have 4 kids at school

    An extra $32 a week on LPG hurts, especially with EVERY other increase in UTILITIES, MORTGAGE, GROCERIES etc etc etc

    2 Years ago things felt so much easier but now seriously its getting very difficult to get by.

    Australia is going down the drain and its taking the lower and middle incomes with it
  • LC says,
    2 years ago
    4 likes
    mad
    An absolute joke. When I saw LPG for 91c/litre at my local BP I phoned the conversion center and cancelled my booking to have my car converted to dual-fuel.

    First, they introduce the LPG grants. Then they reduce the grant to next to nothing and both hike the taxes on LPG, and turn a blind eye to price fixing by the supermarket chains as if to have it priced out of existence. It's a joke, and I ain't laughing yet

    Frankly, until enough people wake up and realize that price fixing/gouging of fuel and LPG by major retail chains, and the government sitting by idly allowing it to happen is a PERFECT example of the sort of crap the Occupy movement was protesting against, then expect this to get much, MUCH, worse.
    • John says,
      2 years ago
      1 like
      Where is the dead government and the greens? There is no consumer protection in this country? Wake up julia
  • Phil says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    To all those people talking about exporting natural gas and why isn't it cheaper here blah blah blah.

    Your car doesn't use natural gas. It uses liquid petroleum gas which we import from oil producing countries.
  • Stalks mcgee says,
    2 years ago
    3 likes
    Are they trying kill the whole gas industry?

    I only converted my ute 6 months ago, look like I wasted $2500... I'll never pay it off now.

    It's also going to put gas converters out of business, why would anyone convert now??
  • Kurt says,
    2 years ago
    4 likes
    a crook steals a bit of money of one victim & gets locked up for a couple of years. Oil co's. steal of countless victims (e.g.all the autogas users)& laugh all the way to the bank.
    Last November the price at the pump was 55.9c/l
    now it's more than 30.0c/l dearer.
    They make Al Capone look like a saint.
    The poor get poorer, the rich get richer.
    Looks the ACCC & the Government are as useful tits on a bull.
    • dazza says,
      2 years ago
      2 likes
      Can someone please tell me why we produce so much of our own oils and gas yet we are controlled by other countries ??? now we are paying 87cents for gas , i nearly fell over , when will we get a government that looks after the people that vote them in , we should also not fill up at any BP servos , they are the largest thieves in oil
      • Diesel drivers beware says,
        2 years ago
        4 likes
        Who wants to protest? I do, it often works if we squark loud enough, if we sit down and say nothing, nothing will change and price will be parity with petrol, ther are plenty who care here, contact transport minister etc, ACCC is a junket for ***ers, totally useless.

        Its just too much and not a sound or complaint anywhere from the media, how do we get a protest off the ground, I am happy to meet others at the Shell refinery in In Silverwater and co-ordinate it with our Victorian mates with their refineries with placards, I'll contact my local federal member, somehow get some media coverage. Is there a website where we can all complain, sing a petition, I will wear a 10 cent slow hike, but its nearly doubled, so everyone who saved the 8 cents over Christmas has now lost it, I am back on the train and I am so sad they have let this happen, LPG is such a great fuel, I can safely fill up and know I wont ingest cancerous fumes, I really hate the smell of petrol and diesel, it hit me the other day when refueling and the bloke infront was putting smelly petrol into his car and my system was filling without any nasty odours to the enviroment.

        There is no reaosn to wear such a hike, its greed and it must stop.
      • Des says,
        2 years ago
        dazza, the reason we pay inflated prices is because we are locked into world trade market prices: Thanks to Paul Keating.mad
  • neil cherry says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    I went on a road trip to Melbourne over christams and I was paying around $0.60c a litre, i have just been to my local Caltex in Seaford Rise SA and have been slugged a whopping $0.89.9c a litre !!!!! in the sopace of 2 months thats an increase of 50%. this is not on why are motorists using lpg beeing hit harder than petrol - the price at same servo for unleaded was $135.4 ??? lpg used to be around half the price of petrol clearly something is wrong and i'm beginning to feel like I'm getting ripped off !
  • angry man says,
    2 years ago
    3 likes
    I just put my car on gas in January it cost me $1000 after my rebate, now with the price of LPG I am getting it all removed as it is ***ing pointless having it in my car it is now costing more per km then fuel. Thank you Julia Gillard, my car is cheaper to run on 98ron what a ***ing joke Australia is fast turning to *** not a happy camper
  • Gerald says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    ACCC...what a joke... first lpg conversions are sponsored...next made unaffordable to run a car on lpg...this country relies on transport...why not criple it some more Labour party... next election= no mre votes for you...too many lies...
  • Rod Colquhoun says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    I suppose it had to happen?
    They just can't let anything that is a bit of a 'bargain' be left alone can they?
    Gas cars are one of the few remaining value for money items available to consumers but it looks as though that's coming to a rapid halt.
    Shame on those responsible.
  • barry says,
    2 years ago
    l wwould like to know why the price of lpg has gone up 20 cents a litre in less than a month in nowra . and why there is such a big price differance between servo's . unitede 1.39cl ethonole east nowra moble 1.47cl ethonole wollys 1.45cl unleaded . and this price diff is there on a reg basise i think it is time action is taken by the people in power or we need to get them out and get someone in to do it .
  • Paul W says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    The price of LPG on the Gold Coast has risen from 55.9cent to 89.9cent in less than 4 months. Just outrageous! I am so angry and whilst I accept that the government is getting some income, this was legislated for long ago and is a small component of the cost.

    The big winners are the greedy petrol companies no doubt controlled by Coles and Woolworths as they seem to set prices in general. They have far too much control and it is only going to get worse unless something is done about this duopoly. All they care about is increasing their annual profits and getting bigger bonuses and dividends for their shareholders. They need to make profits but not to the point where it is beginning to cripple the country.

    As far as I am concerned all the weak, pathetic politicians should actually do something about it. Government need to legislate to stop companies just forever increasing these profits particularly on essential goods and services - those that we all must have to survive. I actually recall ex PM Howard saying that LPG will never be more than 50% the cost of petrol. Clearly, as with most politicians he was unable to see more than a day into the future and anticipate the levels of greed of these large corporation.

    This must change soon or we are all doomed to a life of frustration increasing violence and rapidly growing poverty.




  • Diana says,
    2 years ago
    The cost of lpg is crippling for the average person. When you live in rural areas and need the car to commute long distances it's frightening. Smells like greedy gas companies to me.No good blaming the goverment because the fuel excise tax sits at 2.5c per litre and the cost of gas has skyrocketed way way above that in a very short period of time. Haven't you noticed by now that when it comes to big business and not to mention the big banks and financial institutions world wide that the greater the profits an institution or company makes the less they care about the people that serve them and make them rich. Remember when many moons ago we used to live in a society (made up of people?)Now even our language has changed. We don't live in societies any more, we live in economies and we should all know economies are made up of $$ and profit margins. Why is anyone surprised?
  • jack says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    What a rip off, Dec 2011 paid 55.7 for lpg, 10 weeks later am paying 87.9.
    This is nothing more than exploitation of the consumer and a betrayal to the motorist spending on a conversion to dedicated clean gas.
    About time that the toothless tiger stepped in to control rate rise levels.

  • dave mcloughlin says,
    2 years ago
    3 likes
    There's is a lot of garbage getting slung about in here. The govenment excise is currently 2.5 cents out of around 82 cents now. The government are phasing a maximum excise of 12.5 cents over 5 years with a 2.5 cents rise every year. Yes they are being tax grabbers - that's government policy it seems, but you are currently paying over 38 cents per around 145 cents for petrol. So stop carrying on like it's mainly the government folks, that's another issue.
    The main issue is petrol companies gouging use using Saudi CP (world parity price as their excuse). We import one form of LPG ( pure propane ) which mainly goes into bottled products. We export over 3.5 times as much as LPG (propane/butane/detectable gas/other minor fractions, bung it in your car type) to China, Japan, and New Zealand.
    Who's to blame. Well as per usual it's local producers ripping us off. We are paying these stupid prices because they claim they can get this much for it elsewhere.
    The ACCC already has acknowledged that there is no legal reason for them to do this. We could stop it if Australians could actually get their kit together and act as a body.
    Lobby your politicians to demand that Producers provide a reasonable price for Australians or tell them they will have no more access to OUR natural resources, from which they are making a fortune (disregarding the bleating from CALTEX about how costly it is to do business here).
    How much do you reckon they pay for a litre of petrol in Quwait where they get it from?
  • corporate greed says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    Coles, Safeway ,refineries and government blehre planned legalized theft and corruption.They know exactly what they are doing. Greed is good business. Australia is dead.



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    • Jason says,
      2 years ago
      2 likes
      A good mate works for Santos in western Queensland, He tells me LPG is a byproduct in he refining process. Aparrently all the LPG from Santos goes to Shell and Caltex for distribution nationally. He also mentioned it costs 1c per litre for the oil companies to produce LPG, so where is the remaining 88c per litre going ?

      LPG systems fitted in modern cars, either vapour injection or liquid the fact remains that LPG consumption figures are 30% higher than Petrol. As soon as LPG prices rise to 70% of that the Petrol Price, people simply need to revert back to using petrol. The power is with the consumer, if you want cheaper LPG prices, do not fill up with LPG for the next 3 tanks.
  • Paul Rhodes says,
    2 years ago
    3 likes
    The only way we are going to get the price back down is to refuse to use LPG. We all have the power to get this changed by sticking to together on this. I know some people are stuck with it but those on Dual fuel go back to petrol. They sell the stuff to China at 2 cents a litre.
    • Jim T says,
      2 years ago
      And every ship that leaves our shores it is worth $50 mill and I'm told 2 leaves every 24hours ...Go figuresad
  • Beverley cox says,
    2 years ago
    Hi there, LPG in Sydney 89.9 cent per litre. The last week.
  • Shaere says,
    2 years ago
    I bought my dual fuel car last year and could finally drive for the same cost as the train. I will be back on the train now. So a 45 min trip goes back to 1hr 45. And that is each way. Pretty depressing, but I can't afford LPG at this price. I used to only drive once a week to shop when I was on petrol. Those days are back. Will look into electric cars now.
  • Peter Stockel says,
    2 years ago
    3 likes
    I recently converted my 10 year old car to autogas, now gas has gone from $69.9c to 89.9c and what is our useless government doing? NOTHING.
    I am a self funded retiree and I am hurting. I am cutting everywhere to make ends meet.

    PS.
  • carlos says,
    2 years ago
    2 likes
    Hi there I think the government don't care about us I am pensioner I put my car on gas because the petrol was to much for me now is no point to use gas, on petrol is more cheap o the same I can believe how this beautiful country is caming down,the government make to many promises but the only thing they do is put the money on they pocket we have to stop using gas for least tree refiling and they will see the difference together we do the difference
  • Kurt says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    I was under the impression that the petrol & autogas was owned by the same greedy bastards, so if you decided to fill up with petrol instead of gas, they would still laugh all the way to the bank. If I'm wrong I would happily have someone point it out to me.
  • Kent says,
    2 years ago
    ACCC are useless they will just bend over and get a length feed in the rear end buy the fuel companies RACV calls for all these investigations and what happens nothing the government doesn’t want to do anything the more expansive fuel is the more tax they get all these idiots that say don’t fill up the car on whatever date and that will bring down the price and fix the problem no it won’t we all need fuel and they know that we get a 10% pay raise the electricity company puts the price off electricity up by 15% until we get leaders that lead not these flaky little idiots we have leading the way now nothing will change we as a country need to stand together but let me guess that won’t happen either because until we stand together with one goal nothing will change
  • PETER MURPHY says,
    2 years ago
    We find an acceptable solutions to rising domestic and household costs eg. petrol,bank charges etc...and some greedy speculaters sabotage our efforts to live within our already strained business and household budgets.
    Now we have anmad election...with a group of proven failures on both sides of the political divide.
    Dont wait for ACCC or whatever,demonstrate your distaste for the miserably ineffective foresight shown by these elected politicans and the controlling bodies they have appointed.
  • Kent says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    I wonder what the ginger ninja (Julia Gillard) thinks of the price rise………………….nothing to worried about carbon tax and fighting with the rest of the party to be giving two ***s about us mad
    • David says,
      2 years ago
      If you check out the ARGUS INTERNATIONAL LPG propane price graph it seems to be crashing down as hard as it rose so wait for old high price stock to clear and then I would expect prices to start a rapid decline, but please, if parity pricing is the reality, the gov't can't save you!
  • Richard says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    if the prices are pegged to International benchmark, then what does a lack of LPG in the Asian market have to do with the price? Wake up, the petrol prices are going up and the oil companies will push all prices - including LPG up along with it. Otherwise everyone and car makers would have converted to gas. The RACV, Government and the ACCC are all just interested in listening to themselves talk. Not one of these bodies has ever lowered the price of petrol they just keep talking about how the prices has increased.
  • Dan says,
    2 years ago
    I just saw it for 87cents, it a joke. The problem is the world is being run by materialistic morons who will suck the people dry. It is the little people who keep this world turning. I and others in my industry are coming up with ideas for future energy solutions, including free energy solutions, and believe it is the time for a complete change in terms of the current education, political and value system among the people. It is time for the creative thinkers out there to start running this world. Many of you have been told you are stupid and not able to contribute to society because of a flawed education system. Really most of the creative thinkers and the ones who could make a change are in dead end jobs. I would say to anyone educate yourself so you can have a voice! When the world starts talking they will have no choice but to listen.
  • Ken says,
    2 years ago
    If we,re not being ripped off how come Woolworths price in Bendigo changes up and down by 10 cents per litre every week.
    They wack it up and when the others dont follow they then drop their price back.
    They vary from 76c up to 87c in 24 hours.
    They are just crooks.
    Don't buy their fuel or use their over priced supermarkets.
  • Jim T says,
    2 years ago
    I have just got back from Byron bay and on the other side of Kempsy LPG was cheaper by 10c. I find this totaly unexceptable and nobody in this world is going to convince me that LPG is tied to petrol prices. I would love to know how much China is paying for LPG. i will be changing my vote the next round as I gave this Govt. a chance but it appears to be screwing things up very quickly.Roll on better days.
    Jim T.
    • David says,
      2 years ago
      I would suggest Byron Bay turnover is quite slow and there price reflects that but when this short term blip, due to worst ever winnter in parts of europe, corrects to more normal levels, they will be seemingly slow to LOWER their price as well.
      World fuel parity pricing was introduced by the Fraser gov't in the late 70's/early 80's to encourage the development of known resources and being a financial incentive it was and continues to be bi-partisan policy of both major parties.
      There would be a massive purging of a board of directors by the shareholders if any trans-national company was stupid enough to subsidise Australian motorists for no apparent reason.
      I don't know of ANY commodity which is not traded internationally. Everybody that works and pays taxes is a shareholder,directly or otherwise, in companies that trade internationally.
      For all those that think we are all being ripped of, just take a deep breath and relax its just a blip which will correct within a few weeks.
  • PETER MURPHY says,
    2 years ago
    My own financial planning for our family budjet is in tatters once more.

    Consider this WATER TANKS...SAVINGS $NIL
    SOLARPOWER....SAVINGS $NIL
    LPG CAR .....SAVINGS $NIL

    THESE TAXPAYER HOSTED SCHEMES HAVE SEDUCED FAMILYS TO INVEST HEAVILY IN THESE MONEY SAVERS.

    I FOR ONE HAVE A NEW PLAN.....I WILL SEE WHAT SAVINGS WOULD BECOME IF I DIVEST FROM OWNING FAMILY HOME AND INVESTMENT PROPERTIES.SELL OFF THE LATE MODEL CARS ETC ETC....
    SAVINGS = NO DEBT....(BADLUCK FOR BANKS,ALL LEVELS OF GOVT AND THEIR AGENCIES,NO HOUSE & CONTENTS INSURANCES,NO WATER OR POWER BILLS,NO HOUSE PH.,INTERNET ETC,ETC..LIFESTLE CHANGE SEEMS DUE!!!

    • George White says,
      2 years ago
      The price of LPG is criminal but it is still actually a lot cheaper than petrol and, despite the common perception, it is still very economical. A car can travel nearly as far on 1 litre of gas as 1 litre of petrol, believe me. The difference is nowhere near the situation where it is as cheap to use the petrol car. I have a Nissan Navarra that does 10km per litre of diesel and a Falcon wagon that does 10km on a litre of gas. It doesn't take a maths whizz to know which car is cheaper to run!!
      As far as solar pv cells and selling electricity to the grid, this is a great earner if you got in before the state government put any cap on the buyback price. Even if you don't get the buy back you want or should, they are still economical in the long term. I got in in WA before June 30 2011 and now the electricity company pays me $20 per week average and I pay THEM nothing!
  • Mat says,
    2 years ago
    Write to your local member of parliament. We need to all band together to make this a public issue that won't just go away.
    I have been in touch with mine and having my concerns escalated to the federal level.
    Get on board please for all out sakes.
    • Dean says,
      2 years ago
      98.9, thats what were paying down here in Tassie,so not really worth using this green fuel anymore.

      Bloody discraceful I say
  • Steve Dalton says,
    2 years ago
    So now that the International price of LPG has dropped to less that February, why is it that the cost of LPG at the pump has not dropped to reflect this? Prices always go up as soon as international prices rise but are very lack lustier to go down again. We are still paying 95 cents per litre in Coffs Harbour.
    • Bob Marshall says,
      2 years ago
      mad For years the oil companies lobbied the Govt to make LPG half the price of petrol. Suddenly it has now gone almost overnight to much more than half. Three months ago I was paying 57.9 a litre, and now it's 87.9.
      The top LPG produced in Australia (eg higher octane, best calorific quality)gets sent to Asia while us Aussies get the rubbish that's left. As Australians we ALL own our natural resources and should therefore get something for ourselves out of it.
      The problem is that ALL politicians have forgotten that they are there to serve US, not vice-versa!
      The grand theory of a "world economy" has not worked; if it had we would all have a higher standard of living than we did 20 years ago, but exactly the opposite is happening.
      The only way to have any chance of being listened to is to start screaming, and keep screaming at our selfish and lazy politicians.
      The only time they do anything is to defend their immoral wage rises and get themselves re-elected. "Snouts in the trough and bugger Australia" must surely be their motto!
  • Peter says,
    2 years ago
    Australia. The lucky country. Where you get to bend over, pull your cheeks apart and get pumped at the LPG pump.
  • Gil Lambert says,
    2 years ago
    There is some sort of collusion going on with LPG prices, but the ACCC doesn't want to take on the oil companies for some reason. One suspects there is some sort of official corruption happening here.
  • Kim Buckland says,
    2 years ago
    As of April 2012 here in Brisbane the LPG price is stable at 89.9C/litre. At the accepted ratio of use for petrol/LPG, this effectively prices LPG at around $1.20 per litre in relation to petrol. This is unacceptable; who would now bother to have a conversion done on their vehicle; no saving at all when you consider the monetary outlay for the conversion. As of todays quoted fuel prices, in the UK the price of LPG is 55% that of unleaded, in Queensland LPG is 70% the price of petrol; something is very wrong.
  • Steve Dalton says,
    2 years ago
    Now that International prices for LPG have fallen to below that in January 2012, why has the cost at the pump remained the same for the past two months. International prices have fallen more than 35% since significant price rises early this year yet Coffs Harbour consumer are still paying over 89 cents per litre. The price for LPG in January was 67 per litre at Caltex increased to 77 cent in February and rose to 89 cents in March in line with Saudi price rise. Then when the international demand for LPG for heating northern hemisphere homes dropped as ambient temperatures rose, LPG demand fall and so did Saudi prices, but in Australia price for LPG did not, in Coffs harbour at least. Why is it that when LPG international prices rise on the fifth of the month LPG pump prices increase that day, but when the prices drop we don't see any change in pump price for several month, if at all.

    MONTH PROPANE BUTANE Prices Coffs Harbour (Caltex)
    May ‘12 $ 810 $ 895 $0.89
    Apr ‘12 $990 $995 $0.89
    Mar ‘12 $1,230 $ 1,180 $0.89
    Feb ‘12 $1,010 $1,040 $0.77
    Jan ‘12 $ 850 $910 $0.67
    Dec ‘11 $770 $820 $0.67


    A question one has to ponder is that why is it that the fuel stored in the fuel station already paid for by the operator increases as soon as the international price goes up (but has been paid for previously relative to the price of the day) and when prices drop no change is passed on to the consumer for several months.

    I feel that that the ACCC needs to show some backbone and ensure that there is adequate regulation in the supply and pricing of fuel to Australian citizens. How many federally funded enquiries do we need to finally state the obvious, international fuel companies are getting richer at the expense of Australian citizens!!!!
  • bob denne says,
    9 months ago
    try nsw and qld gas prices in some towns.Mckay qld very $1.29 per ltr down to 84.9 what a rip off there does not any regulation to control stations from ripping off.
  • Lynn O'Connor says,
    8 months ago
    Wasn't it Paul Keating that once said "LPG will never get above 13 cents a litre" ?
  • gary mcdougall says,
    8 months ago
    lpg has gone from 87 to 101 hear at murray bridge SA over night. Why?
  • mark simpson says,
    8 months ago
    madmadmadhow pissed can one get I paid 55cents at Seymour on 6/12/13 at 1300hrs then on 7/12/13 at 1500hrs in Myrtleford it had risen to 99.9 cents 44%in 26 hrs why cant I get payed like that. So much for a designated gas vehicle thanks for taking the cheer out of Christmas have a go accc.
    • Carry says,
      8 months ago
      absurb prices for auto gas/lpg prices have hit 119.00 cents per liter in maryborough was it really worth getting car converted to gas what is this place comming too fuking government and lizard head Abbott something needs to be done b4 our contry stepps behind the backward mark totally pissed off with prices atm wat a total crock a s...t
  • jim says,
    8 months ago
    price of gas in benalla has risen from 84 cents on 13/12/2103 to 101.9 today 15/12/2013
  • keith says,
    7 months ago
    1 like
    LPG is now 84 and 89 cents a litre at servos in Nowra nsw at the present.How greedy can these mongrels get. I have heard that it is exported at 6cents a litre
  • John says,
    7 months ago
    Hi , it is about time we walk the streets and tell this goverment that we will not take any more. We Australian need to stand up and fight this goverment and let them know we meam business .
  • Stan says,
    7 months ago
    LPG prices have hit the roof!!! i for one will not purchase any as it is not cheaper to run my cars on gas.
    What happens to all the gas converters? will people be put out of work? Personally i think in a few short years LPG will not be used in Australia, people will go to Diesel and smaller cars.
    What are the ACCC doing about this latest extortion from the poor motorist.
    Stan
  • kurt says,
    7 months ago
    Kurt

    Well it was 2 years ago when I last submitted my displeasure at the unwarranted price hike of autogas.Thankfully common sense prevailed & the price came back to a more sensible although still overpriced solution.
    Will it be the same this time? One can only hope that things will get back to normal after they have ripped off all the people driving to their holiday destinations in their cars over the Xmas break. If not, next car won't be on gas. May have a big impact on LPG conversion business.
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