The Courier-Mail

FUEL PUZZLE

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WHY is petrol so expensive at $1.45 per litre at the bowser but is at almost record lows of $40 a barrel? Oil companies can’t use the usual excuse that it’s because of the low dollar, because in 2005 the barrel price was $50 and the bowser price was $1.03, while the dollar was trading at a similar level of 75c to the US dollar. What will we be paying if the barrel price hits $100? Gary Ross, Maleny

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