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 Post subject: Petrol vs LPG Calculator V4
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:16 pm 
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****EDITED 15-8-06****
NOW ADDED AS AN ATTACHMENT.

Just been updated. Changed a few settings.
Now have added in a "rebate" section where you can add in the new Govt rebate for LPG installs. Makes a difference, believe you me!
****EDITED 15-8-06****

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 Post subject: Re: LPG
Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:19 pm 
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96ghia wrote:
Hi folks.

I'm currently working on an excel spreadsheet to calculate the offset cost for LPG, (how long it takes to pay off before its saving you petrol $$$)

With Petrol >$1 and looking like it aint coming down, I'm considering at a future point, to go for a straight gas setup.

2 questions.. and for SYDNEY only.

1. A reputable Gas setup shop located in Sydney (no shonks)
2. A reputable Gas mechanic that knows how to tune an LPG setup correctly (no drongos)
3. A rough enstimate on how much a straight gas setup would be to install (go to whoa... no stuffing around.. drive in petrol, drive out gas) For the spreadsheet.

I'll get it posted sticky when I've finished and tested the calculations[/list]


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3. Call .. well, you know who :)

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:23 pm 
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cheers mate LOL.
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:35 pm 
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Did you remember to factor in the govt removing the tax breaks on LPG?It's going to incur a 12.5c/L excise by 2008. It's still be cheaper than petrol but it'll mean your conversion will take longer to pay for itself.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:38 pm 
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Did you remember to factor in the govt removing the tax breaks on LPG?It's going to incur a 12.5c/L excise by 2008. It's still be cheaper than petrol but it'll mean your conversion will take longer to pay for itself.

Which means the quicker you put it in, the better the savings :-D

The fields will be customisable, so you can manipluate the Petrol and Gas prices per litre, as well as how much you use. Its ver customisable.

Also, our local oil fields, (in this part of the world) produce lighter oil. Which means more LP Gas locally, which helps make it cheaper and the price more stable.
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:44 pm 
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96ghia wrote:
Which means the quicker you put it in, the better the savings :-D


That depends. If you're not doing enough driving to make an LPG conversion pay for itself in a reasonable space of time now it's only going to get worse value as the excise gets phased in.

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Also, our local oil fields, (in this part of the world) produce lighter oil. Which means more LP Gas locally, which helps make it cheaper and the price more stable.


We have an absolute buttload (no pun intended!) of the stuff in the North-West Shelf but what do we do with it? Sell it to places like Japan at 5c a litre :rolleyes:

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:47 pm 
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I believe the tax increase comes in at 2011 now instead of 2008
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:54 pm 
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heh, if that's true then that would be the opposite of what I'd expect to happen from this money-hungry Liberal government. I'd have expected them to push the date forward so as to trap people flocking to LPG in the wake of increasing petrol prices.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:58 pm 
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*Sigh* I didn't want to start a Gas v petrol debate ;-)

The way this spreadsheet is designed is to allow you to calculate how long, (based on local petrol and Gas prices, how many K's you do, how hard you drive the car and the price of an install) it will take for the cost savings to kick in for an LPG install.

If it takes until 2011 for the savings to kick in then its most likely not worth it. :P

BUT the point is that its up to you!
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:04 pm 
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96ghia wrote:
*Sigh* I didn't want to start a Gas v petrol debate ;-)

The way this spreadsheet is designed is to allow you to calculate how long, (based on local petrol and Gas prices, how many K's you do, how hard you drive the car and the price of an install) it will take for the cost savings to kick in for an LPG install.

If it takes until 2011 for the savings to kick in then its most likely not worth it. :P

BUT the point is that its up to you!

well hurry up and make the table :P
done u get less km/l with gas?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:04 pm 
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Please do, id be very interested to see results

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:07 pm 
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If I didn't keep getting popups saying there is a reply to my posts it would be quicker! lol

I'm just working out the equations and checking to make sure the data is being calculated correctly. Don't want any dud results!
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:09 pm 
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well hurry up and make the table :P

If I didn't keep getting popups saying there is a reply to my posts it would be quicker! lol
I'm just working out the equations and checking to make sure the data is being calculated correctly. Don't want any dud results!
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done u get less km/l with gas?

Yes. you can set the fuel usage in the table, to whatever you want.
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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:09 pm 
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96ghia wrote:
If I didn't keep getting popups saying there is a reply to my posts it would be quicker! lol


Well turn that s**t off then! :P

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:36 pm 
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OK, the download is up there now.
Go play.
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