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Petrol Price Hike June 5, 2008

Filed under: Complaints — siaoyue @ 3:23 pm

With the new petrol increase of 78 cents to RM2.70….

I now STILL pay an average of RM160 per month on petrol, considering my intensive travelling overseas for work.  With the new hike, I will pay 224.99 to get the same 83.3 litres.  So that means in a month, I will pay an additional RM64.99 (*12 = RM779.88 in a year)!  PK la like this! And cause my CIVIC is a 2000cc car, I am not entitled to the RM625 rebate offered by the government.  There goes 1/2 a Coach bag….I demand a pay rise too like this!  And why is the government comparing us, an oil exporting country to our neighbours like Singapore, Thailand & Indo.  Want also compare lah the price of petrol to other countries exporting oil such as United Arab Emirates (UAE) where the price is RM1.19 per litre, Egypt (RM1.03), Kuwait (67sen), Saudi Arabia (38sen), Nigeria (32sen) and Venezuela (16sen).  Absurd! 

And I got this in the email. Going to try this the next time I am back from Singapore and refilling my tank. TIPS on filling fuel in yur vehicles compiled by some dude called Ramesh Patel..

Tips on Filling your Vehicles…

This is a Message received from a friend:

I don’t know what you guys are paying for petrol… but here in Durban, we are also paying higher, up to 47.35 per litre. But my line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money’s worth for every litre.

Here at the Marian Hill Pipeline, where I work in Durban, we deliver about 4 million litres in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.

One day is diesel; the next day is jet fuel, and petrol, LRP and Unleaded. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 litres.

ONLY BUY OR FILL UP YOUR CAR OR BIKKIE IN THE EARLY MORNING WHEN THE GROUND TEMPERATURE IS STILL COLD. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground, the denser the fuel, when it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening…. your litre is not exactly a litre.

In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products play an important role. A 1degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

WHEN YOU’RE FILLING UP, DO NOT SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER OF THE NOZZLE TO A FAST MODE. If you look, you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low,






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middle, and high. In slow mode, you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapours that are created, while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you’re getting less worth for your money.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TIPS IS TO FILL UP WHEN YOUR TANK IS HALF FULL. The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in your tank, the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine. Petroleum storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation.

Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated, so that every litre is actually the exact amount.

ANOTHER REMINDER, IF THERE IS A FUEL TRUCK PUMPING INTO THE STORAGE TANKS, WHEN YOU STOP TO BUY, DO NOT FILL UP – most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.

Hope, this will help you get the maximum value for your money.








No relation with the above post, just a you tube video of my friend Jamie, doing a bungee jump in Phuket.  Whoa I can imagine the adrenaline rush but still utterly brave and crazy! I WILL NOT try that in a million years! Maybe some people should, to clear their minds and make wiser decisions@

 so daring

bungee jump is something i dont dare

jamie says:

once a lifetime….i dun care