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Old 11th July 2008, 23:26   #781
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http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/_files/052008Masters.pdf
This is testimony given to US senate by a supposed "insider"
A bit OT,yet:
@tsk1979, I am unable to make out the point you are trying to make.


Yet, IMHO, we should see more such pass-the-buck and blame-games in coming months.
What i think is - the US has successfully managed to create a case for dollar weakening with ultra-low interest rates,etc. My guess is this has logically been followed up by asset price inflation, being followed up by product price inflation(now) and will be followed by wage inflation(which is about the time when we get crucified).
Nevertheless, good article, the numbers especially.
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Old 12th July 2008, 12:40   #782
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I have heard Crude will touch $155 very soon and Indian government told in the press release saying untill october there won't be any fuel hike. Hope they keep their word and don't pass the increase to public.

Ravi.
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I have heard Crude will touch $155 very soon and Indian government told in the press release saying untill october there won't be any fuel hike. Hope they keep their word and don't pass the increase to public.

Ravi.
Y'day it has touched $147.30. $155 is not far ahead. I think it will easily touch this figure in next week's trading session (Mon-Fri). IMO, Govt cannot afford to rise the fuel price as of now since the inflation is very high 11.89% as of y'day (highest since 1995). If they do something like this, then all the products including vegetables and fruits will start going up further (already gone up at present) and being election year, they cannot do this. Already SP, behind the neck of PC and anything of this sort happens, the govt is certain to loose some of the support fom its key allies.
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There is something I have observed in my city, Vadodara.
The IOC petrol pump will first sell " Premium " fuel to everyone that comes.
Then if the " Premium " fuel gets over, the sale of normal fuel will start.

3 months ago, if I asked for the " Premium " fuel, they would say its not for bikes and if I went there in Maruti 800, they still will give me normal and not the " Premium " one.
But now for everyone and anyone who steps in the initial hours of morning, he will be offered " Premium " fuel. I fail to understand the logic behind this. I am experiencing no difference in the feel of the vehicles after filling in the " Premium " fuel.

Vadodara is still BS-II and not yet the BS-III as other major cities are ( and where this " Premium " only strategy was applied ).

Is it that this rule implemented all over the country silently ?

What's the difference between regular and premium? Octane rating? If so, why don't they sell what the customer wants? It's a free market economy after all. Some of those old folks are set in the "government rationing" ways I guess.
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What's the difference between regular and premium? Octane rating? If so, why don't they sell what the customer wants? It's a free market economy after all. Some of those old folks are set in the "government rationing" ways I guess.
There was a rule from Gujarat High court that the pumps are supposed to have both the fuel and let the customer choose which one he wants. But the pump owners found a new method to bypass this rule.

The pump owners would say that " Normal petrol is now over ( sold out ). Now we will have normal fuel tomorrow ".
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Law without loopholes would be a double-edged sword, i suppose..!
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Look, if the oil company really adds what is worth of Rs.2 - 3 extra they charge, why do they insist on selling premium fuel only?
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I just received a mail today stating that 14th July all vehicle owners must boycott the purchase of fuel because of the rising prices of fuel as well as a protest against the unlawful techniques used by the pump owners and the oil companies. I don't know how far would this be successfull but just thought of passing on the message to fellow bhpians. BTW I just came to know prices of fuel in Pakistan is Rs.17!!! And we are paying close to Rs.57 here
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BTW I just came to know prices of fuel in Pakistan is Rs.17!!!

wrong info.
Please search thru team-bhp for prices of fuel in other countries.
I think there is a post about this in this thread itself.
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I just received a mail today stating that 14th July all vehicle owners must boycott the purchase of fuel because of the rising prices of fuel as well as a protest against the unlawful techniques used by the pump owners and the oil companies.
I just filled in my tank this morning and AFAIK, I have not read/received any kind of mails like this as of now. This must be true for some selected city and not to the whole country.
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I just filled in my tank this morning and AFAIK, I have not read/received any kind of mails like this as of now. This must be true for some selected city and not to the whole country.
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wrong info.
Please search thru team-bhp for prices of fuel in other countries.
I think there is a post about this in this thread itself.
I do not know much about this because i just got a random mail so i just thought i'l put it up here. As far as the prices go it was in the mail itself.
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Is there ANYTHING the citizens of India can do about the fuel prices? Not fill fuel for one day - two - three? Walk? Ride bicycles? The powers to be know better -and we have to love with it! - My 2 cents!
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Guys, have a look at this:

California consumes more petrol than India!

California consumes more petrol than India!

And they blame us!!!
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Guys, have a look at this:

California consumes more petrol than India!

California consumes more petrol than India!

And they blame us!!!
I guess this is just for transportation. If you include diesel used in India for transportation or for generators then it would not be that lopsided.
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Boys.....No diesel in Bangalore.

Yesterday i filled in at Shell by paying Rs.66.95/- The normal diesel is Rs. 39.85/-

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