So you think Petrol is Expensive?

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Blog | 1 comment

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There is really is nothing like a hot cup of perspective to help us all understand the current Petrol Price.

Just today, the oil price fell by $10 from $127 to $117, and yet I can guarantee that the pump price of petrol and diesel here in sunny South Africa will increase again this month.

Here’s some perspective on what we pay though.

Diet Coke 100ml @ R2.80 = R28.00 per litre

Lipton Ice Tea 200ml @ R3.50 = R17.50 per litre

Energade 250ml @ R3.00 = R12.00 per litre

Brake Fluid 100ml @ R6.00 = R60.00 per litre

Vick’s Nasal Sprayl 50ml @ R9.00 = R180.00 per litre

Hugo Boss Spray 50ml @ R225.00 = R4500.00 per litre

And this is the REAL KICKER…Evian water 500ml @ R15.00 = R30.00!

R30.00 for WATER !

So, the next time you’re at the pump, be glad your car doesn’t run on Water, Coke, or Vick’s Nasal Spray!!! Just a little humour to help ease the pain of your next trip to the pump…

1 Comment

  1. Hi Erik, this is actually quite funny, I mean think of the process of extracting OIL from the ground, the drills, pipes, pumps and rigs, then the process of taking that crude oil from the place it was mined to then be refined into petrol. After that whole process is completed it is shipped or piped to a central distribution point and then trucked to your local petrol station, all that for only ten bucks a litre. Seems like a bargain when compared to taking water from a bore hole, cleaning it up a bit and bottling it for R30 a litre.

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