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Max Sarah
28th October 2008, 11:45 AM
I am curentlly paying $280 per 200 ltrs of methanol here in Hervey Bay.What are other users paying,it would be good to have a comparison.I only know of one other Bio fuel maker here.I am sure there are quite a few,because of the contest for all.If anyone wants to have a Chat,contact me

zigparacingtadpole
28th October 2008, 08:19 PM
I pay $1.35 per litre off pump, which is normally how I buy it on an as needs basis, as my other half doesnt like the idea of having 200l of the stuff sitting around.
If I buy it in a 205l drum it costs $260 plus $25 for the drum, which is refundable upon return in reasonable condition.

Tony From West Oz
28th October 2008, 10:14 PM
Excellent price per litre ($1.35) for the "off pump" methanol, almost as cheap as the 200 litre drum price per litre ($1.30 without drum deposit).

Regards,
Tony

pangit
29th October 2008, 09:30 AM
I've moved this thread and renamed it with a more appropriate title.

joe
29th October 2008, 11:42 AM
Try contacting Dillyman. He's up your way. I emailed you about Rechochem, but with transportation costs from Brisbane it couoldn't be any better than what you have.

Max Sarah
30th October 2008, 09:55 AM
Thanks Joe

Max Sarah
30th October 2008, 09:56 AM
Thanks Tony

Max Sarah
30th October 2008, 09:56 AM
Thanks Adam

ossie551
13th November 2008, 07:41 PM
Well Performance Wholesale(Logan) has just put there price up for 20l if you supply a drum to $3.44/l a 30% rise in one month. A 205l can still be got for $260'ish ($1.27/l). If you can handle that much at a time.

Ossie

joe
14th November 2008, 10:59 AM
BP reliance Nambour Connection Road, Nambour (QLD) are still at around $50

Max Sarah
15th November 2008, 08:40 AM
Thanks Ossie,I always purchase a 205 Drum

junglebloke
7th June 2009, 07:06 PM
I pay $1.35 per litre off pump, which is normally how I buy it on an as needs basis, as my other half doesnt like the idea of having 200l of the stuff sitting around.
If I buy it in a 205l drum it costs $260 plus $25 for the drum, which is refundable upon return in reasonable condition.
Hi Adam, as another person in Adelaide, may I ask where I can get methanol for those prices? Your help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Grey Hair
21st February 2010, 10:50 PM
Might be a good idea to stock up, going to get 205L drums this comming week because as soon as Iran is hit all hell will break loose in fuel prices. Also found out I can use the first alco that comes off my little still for tritation plus now I know about useing turmeric good bye PH paper. I heat my oil over a wood fire in 20 litre drums then pour it through a seive to get the dead things out. Try to keep a store ahead so the fuel improves, now I'm using 12 month old fuel. I have found that turmeric goes red about one cc early so I add 4.5 instead of 3.5 as the oil I get is well burnt and most brews take 7.5 to 9.0. Do 200L per brew as I can add that up easy. Have never bubble washed (don't know how) just let it stand and have no trouble. The golden brew gets so pure after 3 months have been tempted to mix it in my vodka it looks so good.

wheelbarrow
16th June 2010, 01:52 PM
Hi All

Can anyone get better than 200lt for of $250 methanol?

Cheers

Daniel

Captaincademan
16th June 2010, 06:47 PM
$225 for 44 gal drum in Brisbane

SUZUDDIS
23rd October 2011, 01:27 PM
Cade

what price are you paying now ? I'm looking for a 44 of Methanol. Bill found a good place to get NAOH from , over the south side for $39.00 so I'll grab one of those as well.
Let me know if you need some more Caustic Soda.
Michael

bioboy
29th October 2011, 03:07 PM
Try The AIM Group.

Matt
6th February 2012, 08:36 PM
$1.06 per litre in 205 drums 1.01 per litre in 1000 litre (supply DG IBC) from Rechochem.

Matt

SUZUDDIS
9th February 2012, 09:49 PM
Thanks Matt

I might just get one. 205 litres that is. I believe they measure in kilograms don't they. 150 kg's.
anyway. thanks.
Michael

Captaincademan
9th February 2012, 11:01 PM
Hi Michael, its been a while since i bought on account of the disaster trip, bug last time i got a 44gal for about $230 i think. East coast lubes at eagle farm. Quiz me on saturday.

brenden
10th February 2012, 09:16 PM
Hey Guys we got an email from where we buy the methanol and they are selling at $165 a 44 in Melbourne Cheers Brenden

250downunder
10th February 2012, 10:02 PM
That's a good price. Do they have a branch in Brisbane?

tillyfromparadise
12th February 2012, 02:57 PM
Hi Brenden,
Is that the price for one 200 litre drum or do you need to buy a pallet or ???
Is that the walk-in-off-the-street retail price that anyone can buy it for?
A business name, address and phone number would be handy
Hey Guys we got an email from where we buy the methanol and they are selling at $165 a 44 in Melbourne Cheers Brenden

SUZUDDIS
12th February 2012, 05:11 PM
Brendan

if you could PM us if they have an office in Brisbane. I think everyone would want to be onto that one.
Michael

murf
12th February 2012, 09:21 PM
still getting a 205lt drum for $260 at Grafton :)

cheers Murf

brenden
13th February 2012, 07:23 PM
Hey, the co. is Powerplus fuels. try this site Welcome to Powerplus Fuels (http://www.powerplusfuel.com.au). They have distributors up the east coast so I suggest contacting them for the list. If I go to Melb and pick it up from the depot It is $165 per drum. How ever I found one of their distributors closer to me and I can pick up there for a similar price plus $22 per drum freight from Melb. that will save the minister from taking the ute down and travelling with all that Meth onboard!
Hope this helps, Cheers Brenden

brenden
13th February 2012, 07:30 PM
Hi guys, the place we buy the Methanol is Powerplus Fuel in Derrimutt, Melbourne. I believe they have depots up the east coast. Try their site Welcome to Powerplus Fuels (http://www.powerplusfuel.com.au)
Good luck Cheers Brenden

brenden
13th February 2012, 07:34 PM
HHmmm somthing went wrong there :{

Matt
13th February 2012, 07:51 PM
OK, they will get a call from me tomorrow,

Pro-Tech Motorsport Engineering
15/58 Bullockhead Street
Sumner Park Qld 4074
Phone: (07) 3376 6630
Mobile: 0432 121 343

250downunder
14th February 2012, 10:34 PM
How did you go, Matt? [I didn't want to flood them with enquiries - supply & demand!!]

SUZUDDIS
17th March 2012, 05:01 PM
I rang the agent in brisbane and it seems the price is the same as all the resellers here in brisbane.
East coast cost me $250 delivered to my warehouse. Rechochem was cheaper but I had to have a minimum order of $250. seems a bit silly but next time I'll make some calls to other members before I order to try to get more drums and maybe a better price. Oh well I now have 200 litres and enough for some time.

Michael

ocsum
22nd April 2012, 08:33 PM
Just bought a drum (200L) of methanol from East Coast Lubes in Toowoomba - $259 every where else Ie caltex,Bp were
$20 plus.

Cheers
Pete

SUZUDDIS
12th April 2013, 01:26 PM
Looking for better pricing.

I have just been flattened buy a cash account price of $303 per drum min 4 buy !!!! for 44 gallon drums. I nearly dropped the phone.

I'm told by everyone that an account price will get better pricing. So I'm putting it out there for everyone's thoughts. Do I set up an account and negotiate a better price for the south east Qld users and share the details privately ?

Of course I'd set up pickup only, pay on pickup only and share when asked for details. ??? This might be with East Coast Lubes in Eagle farm and Toowoomba.
I have a contact details for one of the sales Reps but won't call him unless I have a show of hands for who might be interested depending on prices obviously.

I will find min buy and pricing

Michael

tillyfromparadise
12th April 2013, 06:48 PM
Hi Michael,
When I bought my last 163kg drum of methanol produced in Saudi Arabia about 6 weeks ago, as I recall, the cost was $256.00.
That included delivery.
I will have to go check what the price is on Monday,

Of course I buy the methanol to fuel my racing motorcycles and model aeroplanes.

Qwarla
12th April 2013, 07:42 PM
Tilly must have got the old price.
My last drum 17/1/13 was $309.00 it has gone up but not as bad as other fuels.
See the carbon tax didn't do anything did it?

Before that the price has been fairly static between $245 - $260. In actual fact it had been coming down, prolly as the Aussie $$$$ rose in value.

tillyfromparadise
12th April 2013, 08:10 PM
Tilly must have got the old price.
My last drum 17/1/13 was $309.00 it has gone up but not as bad as other fuels.
See the carbon tax didn't do anything did it?

You must not have bought your methanol at the same place I buy mine.
Just curious what petrol costs up north now.
The price for petrol here in Paradise has not gone up more than about 5- 10 cents a litre in the last 6 months.
If your drum of 205 litres of methanol has increased by about $60 dollars that is an increase of around 30 cents a litre
Did they say the increase in the price of methanol was due to the carbon Tax?

"What about fuel costs? (http://hia.com.au/media/Industry-policy/~/media/Files/documents/Carbon Tax documents/carbon_tax_frequently_asked_questions_for_housing. ashx)
The Carbon Tax will not affect fuel costs for households and trades however many businesses that currently receive the fuel excise concession will lose an equivalent amount of that concession. For example, non road transport such as earthmoving machinery will face an effective increase in the cost of diesel equivalent to 6.21 cents per litre"

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Grey Hair
12th April 2013, 08:31 PM
Michael, Nambour fuels where I got my last was the best ever now Nambour's Reliance Petrolium has closed, think he would have it for about $240. Cade is coming up tomorow so ring him or I can e-mail if you want. Cheers Grey Hair

Qwarla
13th April 2013, 11:59 PM
Just curious what petrol costs up north now.
The price for petrol here in Paradise has not gone up more than about 5- 10 cents a litre in the last 6 months.
.
At the moment ULP is around $1.50 litre. Some places down to $1.47 on a good day. Last month or so the price was more like $1.42

I didn't actually ask why methanol had risen. Over ther time I have been keeping a track of prices it was actually dropping in price, probably because of the rising Aussie $$

But just looking at the price of KOH. It went up massivly because of the olimpics in China. Funny that price has not fallen. I would have thought the factories would have caught up on production by now, or is it that the sole importer is setting up for retirement?

tillyfromparadise
6th January 2014, 10:40 AM
I just bought my first drum of methanol for the year- $253.85 delivered. It was the same price last year and the year before.

merc300d
21st January 2014, 11:58 AM
I just bought my first drum of methanol for the year- $253.85 delivered. It was the same price last year and the year before.
Hello Tilly, could you please post the contact details for your supplier.
Cheers
Graeme

SUZUDDIS
28th January 2014, 05:57 PM
Well ordered a drum today.

priced up from East Coast at $320 not delivered and from my local servo at $280.
Oh well guess I pay a premium living in the big smoke.

I cannot understand why the prices are so varied around the states and why the dealer is more expensive tun the guy reselling it from the dealer.

also , word is there is a price rise coming.

Michael

Captaincademan
28th January 2014, 08:11 PM
Holy Crap! I can't believe east coast lubes are $320 now. I hope they google themselves and see this post and realise how out of touch they are. I haven't bought for a while, but I will not be buying there again that's for sure.




Well ordered a drum today.

priced up from East Coast at $320 not delivered and from my local servo at $280.
Oh well guess I pay a premium living in the big smoke.

I cannot understand why the prices are so varied around the states and why the dealer is more expensive tun the guy reselling it from the dealer.

also , word is there is a price rise coming.

Michael

tillyfromparadise
28th January 2014, 10:59 PM
So I decided to have a closer look at this and Googled racing methanol brisbane queensland and found:
Cheetah race fuel
Several sellers in Brisbane and $1.30 a litre (maybe)
http://www.cheetahracefuels.com.au/distributorsqld.html

Also you might look at this one at Willowbank raceway.
Dont know how old the prices are.
Pure Race Fuel
http://www.kenlowe.com.au/Documents/PURE%20Race%20Fuel%20Sales%20Price%20Structure%201 20126.pdf

SUZUDDIS
8th July 2015, 12:52 PM
It's been a little while but sadly I thought I'd post to update regarding a lost supplier.
the guy I used to get my Methanol from has passed away a couple of weeks ago so anyone using the fuel supplier at Sandgate in Brisbane will have to find another supplier.
Sorry boys and girls.

Take care
regards
Michael

Now a small scale Bee Keeper........

merc300d
9th July 2015, 05:34 PM
Thanks Michael, appreciate the info. Sorry to hear it

Graeme

wheelbarrow
9th November 2015, 10:16 AM
I'm getting it for $310.15 including from puma...

wheelbarrow
9th November 2015, 10:40 AM
I'm getting it for $310.15 including from puma...

Ok, that was what it cost me in June, $292.92including gst today...

Harvey
9th November 2015, 10:53 AM
Methanol - Kelly's Wreckers, Beams Rd, Carseldine $250
Also KOH $42.50 for 25kg bag, 90% purity, at Santo Chemicals coopers plains. The Industrial Chemical place at Geebung quoted me $135 !???
Cheers, Harvey

bitsathis1
9th November 2015, 08:47 PM
Try Ian Boettcher race parts for better methanol deal. 07 32811219
we bought ours for $240 a drum with tax