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Doesn't affect/bother me since I don't use shell, but some of you may be interested:

Shell Optimax out of stock-- Update as of November 18th 2004.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Shell is currently unable to supply Shell Optimax to all sites in NSW, ACT and Vic. We aim to be back in stock from the 19th of November in Victoria and 22nd of November in NSW and ACT.

Please accept our sincere apologies for this inconvenience.

For more information please call 1300 134 555.
http://www.shell.com/home/Framework...for_motorists/fuels/optimax/introduction.html

and from the Herald Sun:

Petrol shortage

18nov04

VICTORIAN motorists are facing a shortage of premium unleaded petrol because of problems at Shell's Geelong plant.

Some Coles Express sites have already run out of the Optimax premium fuel.

But Shell said supplies should be flowing again by tomorrow.

Shell spokeswoman Helen Morgner said recent rain had caused maintenance delays at the refinery.
 

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DAMN just what I need hours before I leave on a roadtrip:D

Todd
 

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muahaha Todd :p

Ultimate is the way my brother :p
 

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Micky, im pretty sure most of the Caltex and BP fuel in Vic comes from the refinery at Geelong... Feel free to correct me if I am wrong:D

Todd
 

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asinn said:
anyone try the new caltex 98 fuel ????? any good? better than optimax?
Yeah I'm on my third tank of it, I don't have a lot to compare it with though. I normaly use Vortex Gold 95 octane (Company Fuel Card :p ) I have noticed a huge difference, starts easier, ideals smoother, seems to pull better. But best of all it now has a great burpple noise on over run. I'm happy with it :D :D :D
 

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Red&blackS said:
Micky, im pretty sure most of the Caltex and BP fuel in Vic comes from the refinery at Geelong... Feel free to correct me if I am wrong:D

Todd

Because it comes from the same place, doesnt mean its the same stuff
 

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I was almost totally empty last night and the only servo within yahoo was a shell. They were out. Cookie monster is Not Happy Jan with the $15 unleaded that he got fed.
 

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I had no trouble at all!!

The whole way here!! I had a shock at 1.21 per litre!! But I also had a nice one at 1.06:D

Todd
 

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Optimax is back in Geelong... I was talking to a dude at the servo he was saying they had to upgrade some part of the refinery, so they stopped production for a few days.

I paid 1.21 in Albury...

I paid 1.04 in Highton, Geelong this evening...

I also found my car got unbelievble fuel economy on ULP!?! I filled up at the first shell after PITS - towards Sydney, and got all the way to Albury - 600+km!!

This is RARE!!

Todd
 

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Red&blackS said:
I also found my car got unbelievble fuel economy on ULP!?! I filled up at the first shell after PITS - towards Sydney, and got all the way to Albury - 600+km!!

This is RARE!!

Todd
Must have been driving like a Nanna:rolleyes:
 

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StuJones said:
Must have been driving like a Nanna:rolleyes:
Yeah, they arent my tyres:p

I was buzzing past trucks at 130 easy... I had a tail wind obviously:D

Todd
 

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BP Ultimate has gone weird lately? My last tank I got 13L/100kms :mad: :mad: :mad:
I'll see how I go on this tank, otherwise I might consider switching to something else!

Oh BTW, I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack :D
 

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Hey Tom,

Where have you been ?

You havnt been on MSN for ages........im always online.

Daniel

Ps: Hope we can chat soon.
 

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Yeah man!!

Where you been!?!

I came to Sydney and you werent there!! No "goodbyes":eek:, no "I'm going on holidays" no "Take care, I love you":p

You just disappeared!! :D

Todd
 

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Looks like the optimax has made it as far north as the central coast. :)

Welcome back Tom. When you coming for a drive again?
 
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