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Reader poll

Yes. The price of crude oil globally is falling so this means the price has to naturally go below $2 at the pump.
50% (126 votes)
No. The oil companies won't let it drop that low.
25% (63 votes)
No. When you take into account the various taxes and duties the price of oil has to drop even further to warrant a sub $2 price at the pump and that is not going to happen.
20% (50 votes)
No. The oil price has bottomed.
6% (14 votes)
Total voters: 253

Will the price of unleaded 91 petrol fall below $2 at the pump?

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