Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

The Cost of Diesel

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

The Cost of Diesel

Article excerpt

DIESEL PRICES

Taree149.2

Sydney150.6

Kempsey151.5

Grafton151.7

Albury152.3

Gundagai152.9

Broken Hill154.9

Ballina154.9

Port Macquarie156.6

Average Weekly price for week ending October 7 - Source: NRMA Bowser Buster

OPINION

ALMOST three years ago I purchased a diesel vehicle, thinking it would save me plenty at the bowser.

As my family still lives in Melbourne, I often do a lot of long-distance driving to see them, so I considered the fuel efficiency of diesel the smartest choice. What I didn't take into account is the fact I live in northern NSW.

I've only just returned from a nine-day odyssey where I packed the family in the car, just like Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Vacation, for a cross-country trip.

Off to Adelaide the tribe went via Broken Hill to attend a wedding. Who gets married on AFL grand final day could be discussed some other time.

Then it was time to drive to Melbourne via the Great Ocean Rd, which none of us had seen before, driving home up the Hume and Pacific highways. …

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