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Fuel Costs

Hello everbody, I have calculated my route from UK through France, Spain, Morocco, over Atlas Mountains, down to Mauritani, Mali round Timbuktu and back (I estimate 9,000 miles? first is this correct and what is my fuel bill likely to be? 12m to gallon at its worst hopefully, going in JAN 2006 all being well.

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Fuel prices for diesel were:

Morocco north 7.12DH
Morocco south 4.12DH
Mauritania 188UM (350UM=1euro)
Senegal 540 CFA
Gambia 25 dalsasi (34D=1Euro)
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hi
its in german, but you can guess it I think!
http://www.desert-info.ch/forum/viewtopic.php?t=166
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Hi Kevin !!!

-absolutely off topic , but cant' find your phone number elsewhere-

Could you tell me the phone number for Heinz's campsite ????

I forgot lots of baggage /MX stuff over there *in the campsite* and need to tell them to keep it for a month or so .

glad to hear that you made it to Gambia.I ll be back there in 4 weeks.

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Hi Javier

Youre stuff is all here. We were going to flog it for booze, but alas... Heinz 9905124. Moni 7793038.
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Not sure about your overall costs, but 9000 miles doesn't seem much. I covered 10,000 just going to Morocco and back. Depends on how much pottering around you intend to do I suppose.
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Hi!

I am not used to gallons, miles and such kind of staff - sorry - you should then calculate yourself. Anyway we did the route Poland-south Europe-Morocco-West Sahara - Mauri-Senegal (Dakar)-Mali (Kayes) and back passing almost 20.000 km. Just straight way, no detours.

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Matt how did you manage 10,000 in morroco, were you lost? my friend Steve did the trip from spain to Mali,timbuc and back and did 7.800, so any body else know milage? UK, france, Spain, Morocco, Atlas, western Sahara, Mauritania, mali into tim, And back,
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Here you have a complete list of Diesel prices.

http://wuestenschiff.de/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=613

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Hi Dave should we all be assuming that if you only get 12mpg that you may be running a V8 PETROL. (Maybe not, it was just a thought).
By the way we did 4000 miles from Dorset to Genova, 17 days in Tunisia and return.
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