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Offline grantgoold

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Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« on: February 20, 2009, 07:43:43 AM »
This a.m. I paid $1.99 per gallon for diesel. Same station, regular unleaded was going for 2.19.  It is about time out here in Calitaxfornia that things got back to quasi normal.

How about where you folks are ??? ???

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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 07:50:59 AM »
It still higher in Orangeburg, SC

1.749 gas/1.859 diesel cash

However, its looking better!

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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 08:34:29 AM »
Regular $2.19/gal   :-[
Diesel $2.59/gal   :-[ :-[

Medford,Oregon   :-[ :-[ :-[
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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 09:01:14 AM »
$1.89 at Barneys outside of Yuma last week.  But then back to $2.50 here in sunny ripoffcalifornia
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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 09:01:45 AM »
Interesting. It must be a state taxation difference.  I popped over to a couple of websites where they post the fuel prices at truck stop locations around the country. I'd estimate that in most states diesel is running about 20-25 cents/gal higher than regular unleaded.  California and some places in Oregon were the only U.S. stations where diesel was lower.

Doug, I didn't look up where Medford is, but Pilot, Flying J, and T/A  are showing Oregon stations selling diesel at $1.99/gal.

At the other end of the spectrum we have the wonderful taxation states of NY and Mass where diesel is running about 60 cents/gal higher than regular unleaded.  
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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 09:02:39 AM »
Here in L.A., my cheapy Chevron is 2.15 for Diesel and 2.19 for regular.  Good Luck, TomC
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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 09:48:36 AM »
We're still paying $2.29 for diesel at stations near my house in the Minneapolis, MN area.
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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 09:59:46 AM »
Getting closer,   Diesel $2.17  Gas $1.99  Arcadia, Florida    Jack
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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 10:02:47 AM »
Hi folks,

In South Eastern Ontario the Flying J had diesel  a couple of cents a litre under regular gas for the first time in about a year!

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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 10:09:39 AM »
Wec 4104 in Oregon you add .25 cents per gal for RV's and in AZ where I live you deduct .08 cents per gal for RV's crazy world 

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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 11:01:26 AM »
Wec 4104 in Oregon you add .25 cents per gal for RV's and in AZ where I live you deduct .08 cents per gal for RV's crazy world 

Just so no one is mislead -- the surcharge in Arizona also applies to RVs if they are over 26,000 lbs or have more than two axles.  Truck dispensers are set to automatically collect the extra 8 cents, car dispensers are set to collect the lesser amount.  RV islands at places like Flying-J are also set to collect the lesser amount, but, technically, you still owe it if your vehicle has three or more axles or weighs more than 13 tons.  There are stickers on the dispensers that point this out, along with the criminal penalties.  That said, I see three-axle RVs fueling at car and RV dispensers all the time, and I suspect few, if any, drivers go in to have the amount corrected.

On the flip side, if your vehicle qualifies for the discount, and you fuel at a surcharged dispenser such as at a truck island, you can go in to the fuel desk and have them correct the amount downward.

Oregon and Indiana, BTW, discount fuel for vehicles with PUC or ICC numbers, which you must provide at time of payment.  This is because they collect the fuel tax from commercial vehicles through IFTA rather than at the dispensers.  It has nothing at all to do with RVs -- it's strictly PUC vs. non-PUC vehicles, and it has to do with how the tax is collected.

Because of the way these stations report their "posted" fuel prices to various agencies, all the truck stop web sites such as Flying-J, Loves, etc. will show amounts for Oregon and Indiana that will need to be adjusted for non-commercial vehicles, and for Arizona that will need to be adjusted for two-axle vehicles less than 26,000 lbs.  There are fine-print footnotes on the pricing pages explaining this.

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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 11:44:19 AM »
1.99 diesel (that is the cheapest in the area, most at 2.15) and reg. unl at 1.79.

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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 12:37:44 PM »
It isn't showing up at the pumps (yet) but I am involved with several properties that sell fuel and I can tell you that we are currently purchasing diesel for about 25 cents less than gasoline. Our fuel comes through a pipeline coming up and over the sierra mountains so I would imagine it's the same in California. Last week we had days where diesel cost fell substantially (6 cents and 8 cents a day) but gasoline either stayed the same or went up a penny. I am told its because of gasoline inventories have shrank causing the increase, but that doesn't explain the diesel decreases.


I plan to take a nice drive in the bus this weekend and burn up some of that $3.00 fuel I purchased last fall and replace it with some of the fresh $2.19 stuff we are selling at the pump now. I am sure that once I fill up we will most likely lower the price to below $2.00 within the week (it seems to usually work that way).
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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009, 01:28:19 PM »
I'm back in Ireland working, and I'll never complain about the cost of diesel in the States ever! At least until it is higher than Europe! It's about three times higher, no wonder they drive fuel efficient diesels over here.

When I get back home I'm gonna fill up the bus and go for a drive and be thankful I can do that!

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Re: Finally diesel cheaper than regular unleaded!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2009, 01:43:09 PM »
In Greer, SC
$1.68 REG
$1.99 DIESEL
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