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Old 11-08-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
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Whats up with diesel fuel prices?

Filled up the cummins for $3.25/gal, WTF? I bought this truck partially as a hedge against increasing gas prices, then diesel fuel skyrockets! I've had it since 05. I love the fuel efficieny of diesel but these prices are killing me.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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Lol. Deisel used to cheap back in the days but now it's way more expensive than premium gas.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:08 PM   #3
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I guess they figured since everyone is trying to save gas and buy deisel vehicle, they might as well charge the same or more since you get more mileage out from your deisel.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:08 PM   #4
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exactly what i was thinkin... i pulled in yesterday adn saw it at $3.29...i was like wtf just a week ago it was $2.57 here?
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:09 PM   #5
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My truck is gas/flex fuel...i havent used E85 but I work right next to the only station that supplies E85 in the city. From what Ive read you get about 13% less MPG with E85 than gasoline, for 11% less cost.

idk if ill really benefit from that
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My truck is gas/flex fuel...i havent used E85 but I work right next to the only station that supplies E85 in the city. From what Ive read you get about 13% less MPG with E85 than gasoline, for 11% less cost.

idk if ill really benefit from that
My dad works on vehicles for a living, not only does your mileage drop which counters the save in cost, but you lose power, which theoretically (sp?) causes you to push on the gas more which makes you decrease your mileage even more.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:43 PM   #8
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At least it does on hotrods, I imagine it would be the same on fuel injected cars.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:43 PM   #9
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because our sorry assed crooked polititions allow it.
Shell and such ONLY made $5 billion first QUARTER PROFITS and not their ususal $15.000.000.000 first quarter profits. so they gotta make it up.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:46 PM   #10
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lol, micheal, you work in the oil bus. ? we in the oil biz are making more $ then even. so why about the prices?

as for why high diesel, supply demand. reg is much more in demand and they can sell more of it, so diesel suffers.
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:47 PM   #11
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here is why diesel fuel is up.... DEMAND.
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Diesel should be cheaper than gas, its a by product made from gasoline.
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yeah man, GM is a bunch of ballbags.....

they roll out the new "flex" line and everybody buys em, then they blue ball you with not having any stations to fill them up at....

actually, MOST shell stations(built within the last 2 years or so) sell e85, but they usually have bags over the pump handles...
I don't understand how anyone could justify buying flex fuel vehicle, and hybrid vehicle to save gas and end up paying more for the vehicle and by the time the car has over 100k miles, it's gone to junk hauler. By that time, you would only break even or not, on what you spend plus the extra money you have to spend on repairing/replacing those gigantic battery under the seat. Cost of repair is a lot more since very little shop/techs/mechanics understand how it works, tools, supplies, etc...
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lol, micheal, you work in the oil bus. ? we in the oil biz are making more $ then even. so why about the prices?

as for why high diesel, supply demand. reg is much more in demand and they can sell more of it, so diesel suffers.
Reg has always been in more demand than diesel. When I had my F-350 in '04 diesel was .30+ cheaper than gasoline across the board. More people started going to diesel because of the fuel economy and the lower prices, the oil companies just got smart and leveled the playing field. Now the increase in mileage doesn't counter the increase in price so it all evened out. Only benefit to diesel now is no emissions and increased pulling power.
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Diesel should be cheaper than gas, its a by product made from gasoline.
it used to be but has not been for several years.
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it used to be but has not been for several years.
All a marketing scam that oil companies hide behind the "DEMAND" comment. Truth is, diesel's have gotten more common and since it is cheaper to produce, they get greater profits by charging more for it.
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Reg has always been in more demand than diesel. When I had my F-350 in '04 diesel was .30+ cheaper than gasoline across the board. More people started going to diesel because of the fuel economy and the lower prices, the oil companies just got smart and leveled the playing field. Now the increase in mileage doesn't counter the increase in price so it all evened out. Only benefit to diesel now is no emissions and increased pulling power.

now it's about how much your dollar can get you so far game.
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All a marketing scam that oil companies hide behind the "DEMAND" comment. Truth is, diesel's have gotten more common and since it is cheaper to produce, they get greater profits by charging more for it.
they blame it on the hurricanes, war but not themselves.
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don't know about now as far as cheaper to produce., w/ the low sulpher formula starting in '07.
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they blame it on the hurricanes, war but not themselves.
just like eximports, they're out to make $. don't like it change your habits and use less gas.

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