Up Late with Ben Harvey: West Australian motorists told to brace for fuel to hit $2 per litre
By Sourced Externally
October 27, 2021
West Aussie motorists have been warned to brace for more record fuel prices.
In tonight’s episode of Up Late, Ben Harvey explains drivers should prepare for petrol to hit $2 per litre.
“Petrol’s through the roof… and good luck working out the fuel cycle at the moment,” Harvey says.
“Cheap arse Tuesday comes every two weeks… and it isn’t that cheap.”
The Australian average for unleaded petrol rose 8.8 cents per litre in the past week to a record of 169.5 cents.
In Perth the last price hike was last Wednesday, where unleaded was averaging 178.1 cents per litre, and “Coles Express was screwing us for more than $1.90 cents per litre.”
Harvey explains we “only have ourselves to blame” for the eye-watering prices.
“Petrol comes from oil as we know, and we decided a few years ago that oil was bad, so we stopped trying to find more of it,” he says.
“The big companies started thinking twice about new drilling programs and the banks were reluctant to fund the ones that were willing to dig a hole because the banks didn’t want Extinction Rebellion sticking their d**s to ATMS.
“For a while there we all felt smugly woke… then we realised none of us had Teslas because they’re expensive and don’t go very far and nobody has a hydrogen powered car… because they haven’t been invented yet.”
Just as the world realised this, every house in the Northern Hemisphere tuned their heaters on for winter and the price of petrol skyrocketed.
A shortage of fuel in Britain, caused by a lack of truck drivers, has had a knock-on effect, Harvey says.
“It happened just as it was getting cold, and that forced up the price up everywhere… including Perth.”
“Fuel watch says $2 per litre is possible… that could happen on the next hike day which is November 3.”
Extracted in full from: https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/up-late-with-ben-harvey-west-australian-motorists-told-to-brace-for-fuel-to-hit-2-per-litre-ng-b882053597z