Let's update the chart which Ong Eu Soon prepared: Petrol price Global crude RM/litre US$/barrel 01/10/00 1.20 35 20/10/01 1.30 20 01/05/02 1.32 26 31/10/02 1.33 28 01/03/03 1.35 31 01/05/04 1.37 38 01/10/04 1.42 47 05/05/05 1.52 48 30/07/05 1.62 57 26/02/06 1.92 63 05/06/08 2.70 120 17/11/08 2.00 55 2/12/08 1.90 48 Does this look right to you?
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Okay, you tell me what the local petrol price should be now, bearing in mind that they have removed subsidies completely now. Of course, we also need to factor in the need to conserve scarce fossil fuels. I think RM1.80 without...
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The oil is running out. Yes, in Malaysia too. By 2010, we will become a net importer of oil. If our domestic demand for petroleum products continues to increase by 4 per cent annually, we will have nothing left over...

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