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At last … some reality about petrol prices

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OECD boss hails high oil prices

Pollution in Beijing

Leaders are set to address ways to cut greenhouse gases

The soaring cost of oil is welcome as it sends a clear signal to consumers and firms to curb their use of fuel, the head of the OECD has said.

Speaking at the annual meeting of the world’s richest nations, Angel Gurria said it would be “disastrous” if they cut fuel taxes or subsidised prices.

“The best solution to high oil prices is high prices” to cut demand, he said.

OECD members are trying to agree plans to tackle climate change and lessen the effects of the world financial crisis.

Time is running out to negotiate a new post-Kyoto treaty on climate change.At


Written by Greg Naylor

3 June 2008 at 9:50 pm

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  1. Yes, we’ve gotta find ways of using less petrol. This is where living in towns like Albury-Wodonga and even Bright have some advantage. When you live & work in a closer environment your fuel usage is a hell of a lot less (probably more than 50% less than our city counterparts). OK, there are downsides too, but overall I’m surprised Rudd hasn’t cottoned on to the “move to the country” solution for both petrol & housing costs – it’s there for the taking.


    4 June 2008 at 11:45 pm

  2. The downside in this valley is that we have to do a 100k round trip to do the weekly shop. I have been waiting to see the development of car pooling to cut the use of petrol but it hasn’t happened yet. The cost of petrol must still be affordable for our people.

    Greg Naylor

    5 June 2008 at 12:49 am

  3. I guess it’s a much bigger problem if you’re further away from the main shopping centres. We’re a bit spoilt in Bright in that most of our day to day needs are available right here.


    5 June 2008 at 11:53 pm

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