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Old 2nd April 2022, 12:20   #7861
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Re: The Official Fuel Prices Thread

Tips to save on fuel expenses.

1.Buy a couple of empty drums /barrels.

2. Fuel up the barrels before election results are announced.

3. Use the barrels till next elections.

4. Share fuel with your close friends and relatives at a nominal profit to offset barrel cost.
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Old 3rd April 2022, 01:18   #7862
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Interesting. They have no plans to control inflation and now this. How the heck are they going to control transportation costs? Why can't they comprehend a simple point - People don't have jobs, this increase could have been postponed. Even for fuel price hike they have become as stubborn as a mule. There seems to be no shyness in increasing the price of cylinders too.
Because the present Govt will still win the next General Election. So why reduce earnings. They have to give salary to Govt employees, bureaucrats and politicians. This is the only way Govt can earn due to lack of industries and corporate tax.
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Old 3rd April 2022, 08:11   #7863
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Re: The Official Fuel Prices Thread

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Tips to save on fuel expenses.

1.Buy a couple of empty drums /barrels.

2. Fuel up the barrels before election results are announced.

3. Use the barrels till next elections.

4. Share fuel with your close friends and relatives at a nominal profit to offset barrel cost.
I am thinking of another option:

If you happen to change jobs ask for x liters of Petrol/Diesel as part of the fixed salary to provide cushioning to some extent.
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Old 3rd April 2022, 10:06   #7864
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Re: The Official Fuel Prices Thread

Petrol and diesel prices were hiked again by 80 paise a litre each, taking the total increase in rates in less then two weeks to ₹ 8 per litre.

This is the 11th increase in prices in the last 13 days.

Petrol in Delhi will now cost ₹ 103.41 per litre while diesel rates have gone up to ₹ 94.67.

In Mumbai, the petrol & diesel prices per litre are at Rs 118.41 (increased by 84 paise) and Rs 102.64 (increased by 85 paise) respectively.

In Chennai, ater an increase of 75 paise each, petrol & diesel prices per litre are at Rs 108.96 and Rs 99.04 respectively.

In Kolkata, the price of petrol is Rs 113.03 (increased by 84 paise) and diesel is Rs 97.82 (increased by 80 paise).

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Tips to save on fuel expenses.

1.Buy a couple of empty drums /barrels.

2. Fuel up the barrels before election results are announced.

3. Use the barrels till next elections.

4. Share fuel with your close friends and relatives at a nominal profit to offset barrel cost.
Hehe, don't need to take so much pain. Simply buy Cooking Oil in place of car fuel. No barrel related hassles, better storage and better liquidity
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Petrol and diesel prices were hiked again by 80 paise a litre each, taking the total increase in rates in less then two weeks to ₹ 8 per litre.
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Dear volkman,

Thanks for your daily update.
To make life a bit easy, I've made the below template, you can use it daily.

Price rise seems to be daily affair

"
Petrol and diesel prices were hiked again by xx paise a litre each, taking the total increase in rates in less then xxx weeks to ₹ xx per litre.

This is the xx th increase in prices in the last xx days.

Petrol in Delhi will now cost ₹ xx.xx per litre while diesel rates have gone up to ₹ xx.xx."
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Off-topic.

Note to Moderators: If you find this post not fit for this thread, please move it to appropriate thread.

On another news, price of commercial LPG cylinder has been increased by ₹250; to cost over ₹2,250.

Now, prices are going to increase on many things dependent on it & used in daily life like prices of foods in restaurants etc.

Source link: https://www.ndtv.com/business/commer...h-hike-2855928

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Old 5th April 2022, 13:08   #7868
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Mahanagar Gas Reduces CNG Price By ₹ 6 Per Kg In Mumbai.

A reduction on state tax on CNG saw prices reduced to Rs 60 per kg in Mumbai from April 1.

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At ₹ 60 per kg, the price for CNG in the financial capital is now lower than in New Delhi where the price for the fuel has been hiked by up to ₹ 3.5 per kg in recent weeks. CNG currently retails at ₹ 64.11 per kg in the national capital.

As per reports, the reduction in pricing came courtesy of a revision in VAT on the fuel at the state level. With effect from April 1, the VAT levied on CNG at the state level was reduced to 3 per cent as against the previous rate of 13.5 per cent.

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Re: The Official Fuel Prices Thread

Any hacks available to get the density and price values swapped ? Or hope for such a software glitch.
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Any hacks available to get the density and price values swapped ?
One hack has possibly caused all these, and you want another hack to rectify it!?

Better to find a way to convert water to petrol at home.

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Off-topic.
Now, prices are going to increase on many things dependent on it & used in daily life like prices of foods in restaurants etc.
Its already happening.

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Hoteliers Association (BBHA) has announced a 10 per cent increase in the prices of food items and beverages to match the surging costs of edible oil, LPG and electricity.
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The All Assam Restaurant Association is in talks with all its member outlets to implement a hike in food prices
soon. Reportedly, the Association is mulling implementing a 15-18 percent hike in the prices of dishes. A renowned restaurateur told G Plus that the increase in fuel prices has subsequently led to the rise in transportation charges for all ingredients. "Then there is a price rise of the ingredients itself. It has become difficult for us to dish out delicacies at the same old prices. Also, the price of commercial LPG has crossed the Rs 2000 mark," the restaurateur added
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Guys at the expense of being OT on this thread, I have been wondering on this density bit for a while now. At the pump that i usually patronize, i usually see the density in 740 range (This is usually before 7 AM). At two pumps in Coimbatore recently i noticed density at 720 range one at 8 AM and one at 6 PM.

I was noting the time because i thought density would be a function of ambient temperature. But somehow my mind never seems to wrap around the fact that density can vary so much in less than 10 deg variation. Could there be any other reason than the ambient temperature affecting density. What kind of density do you guys usually notice.

With the prices biting, i somehow feel short changed when i see lesser density. Hence this thought process. Or am i overthinking stuff.

PS: Mods, sorry for going OT here. Is there some thread already available where this question would be better asked. Please do help move it.
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If Russia sticks stubbornly to its rouble payment demand, EU will desperately branch out at pursue other energy sources at a premium. If this happens I expect fuel prices to increase, especially gas/CNG prices. OPEC especially will hike prices for buyers. Governments of consumer countries like India can only be silent spectators.

I think the powers that be will see sense and the situation resolved, but brace for the worst!
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...am i overthinking stuff...
You are.

Fuel is stored in insulated underground tanks, so its temperature at rest is fairly consistent irrespective of ambient temperatures. The density readings are also temperature & pressure corrected, as in the reading is only valid at a specific temperature and pressure reading (say, 15 deg C temp and pressure 1 bar), not necessarily the density at dispenser nozzle while being pumped into your car.

Also, there's negligible expansion while the fuel is being pumped into your car, because it takes significantly longer to heat fuel by even 1 deg C than it takes to pump a tankful (say 40-50 liters). Fuel in the dispenser's plumbing might be at different temperature to the underground tank, but the plumbing can only hold a few liters, and a frequently used dispenser is likely holding fuel very close to temperature in the underground tank itself. Any expansion taking place, is far likelier to happen after the fuel's already in your car's tank, compared to its short travel between the underground storage to dispenser nozzle tip, so makes no difference to your bill.

TL;DR: In the sort of generic fuel dispensing setup we deal with daily, variation in volume caused by ambient temperature is not worth the hassle of choosing specific times to tank up.

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An interesting article in today’s Times of India.
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