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Offline Lin

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Another Fuel Price Complaint
« on: December 18, 2012, 10:28:13 PM »
I filled up my car at Pilot yesterday.  Regular gas was $3.29.  The same station was selling diesel at $4.06.
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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 10:56:27 PM »
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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 07:23:31 AM »
Even here in Los Angeles-the high priced capital of the USA-Diesel was 3.839 today. Not to bad considering. Good Luck, TomC
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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 08:14:40 AM »
Ah, you poor people. Really feel your pain.  Here in Oz it is $5.88 a US gallon and my MC8 here has exactly the same thirst as yours.

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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 12:56:49 PM »
NY Diesel $4.20

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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 01:10:06 PM »
I filled up my ford 6 litre diesel  ( about 1/4 full to start ) only $179.00   38 us gal. yesterday  thats $1.23 a litre or $4.76 a us gal. Now reg gas was $1.15 a litre or $4.37 a us gal. Toronto Ontario Canada .    dave
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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 01:12:37 PM »
I suspect Lin's complaint has more to do with diesel costing 77 cents a gallon more than gasoline than the actual price of the diesel.  Diesel locally here in Minnesota currently costs $1 more than gasoline.  It is pretty ridiculous.  I realize it is winter and diesel is also fuel oil, but hardly anyone uses fuel oil for heat here in the Midwest.  Pretty much everyone who lives in any sort of city has natural gas service and rural homes usually heat with propane or wood.

The wholesale price of fuel tends to be be fairly similar around the world.  Taxes make up most of the cost difference.  I read some months back that Germany actually has lower wholesale prices than in the USA, but taxes are higher.
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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 02:49:44 PM »
Terrible. We are paying about 10.7 pesos per liter, which works out to $3.11 U. S. per gallon for either diesel or regular gasoline. And we are complaining.

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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 03:25:38 PM »
Diesel 3.40 Sunday in Bastrop Texas at  HEB store. Only thing is I can't get the bus in there. Tight!

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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 03:39:33 AM »
Yes Brian, my complaint (or exasperation) is about the price differential between gas and diesel, which seems artificially induced.
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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2012, 11:54:28 AM »
just picked up my bus from a paint shop and found diesel in South Phx.for $3.36 at QT.I hope it keeps going down.
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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2012, 02:31:32 PM »
Makes no sense other than volume. Friend of mine worked at a refinery in Houston years ago and said diesel comes off before gas in the cat crackers. Gas has to be refined more at a higher cost. What he said!

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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2012, 05:19:31 PM »
Makes no sense other than volume. Friend of mine worked at a refinery in Houston years ago and said diesel comes off before gas in the cat crackers. Gas has to be refined more at a higher cost. What he said!

You are correct! Diesel is a byproduct of gasoline and should be cheaper than gas as it always has been in the past. The reason it costs more than gas now is because it now has to be ultra low sulfur because of 2007 regulations. Its my understanding that we don't have the refining capabilities in the US to keep up with the demand of ULSD. This is why you see Diesel in places like Mexico still the same price as gasoline if not cheaper. All I can say is thank you EPA! Sorry I couldn't help that.
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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2012, 06:32:08 PM »
Charlotte, NC 16th December 2012 diesel at Wilco Hess on NC 49 near I-485, $3.85; gasoline at Shell on NC 49 at Morehead Road $3.09.

Raleigh, NC 19th December 2012 diesel at Wilco Hess on Jones Sausage Road near I-40, $3.98. Same price as a week ago.

Tramway, NC 19th December 2012 diesel at BP and Exxon $4.02.

Doubt it will get better with winter fuel oil demand rising as we get colder in January - February.
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Re: Another Fuel Price Complaint
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2012, 11:03:13 PM »
The reason diesel is more than gas is truckers are now allowed to add a fuel surcharge to freight bills and are making a pile of money.

Cost of production has nothing to do with it!

So, no more truckers and farmers forming convoys into D.C. protesting diesel prices!

The rest of us have no organization to protest for us.

If I were buying a new SS I would get a gas one for far less money.
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