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trmva

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2008 12:20:44 PM

Why is Diesel fuel so much higher than cheap gas, does not make sense.
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waremi
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2008 9:30:51 AM

Unlike regular gas, Diesel supply also competes with the Home Heating Fuel market. The two products are essentially the same.
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Truckers2
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2008 5:53:34 PM

Here is a conundrum..... When gasoline prices were sky high, diesel prices were also sky high, about 5 cents/litre more than gas. Now that gas prices have come down, diesel is now anywhere from 20 to 30 cents/litre higher than regular gasoline. This does not make any sense.
Also, diesel is a by-product of making gasoline, and at one time, (long ago and far away, when Canada was still on the imperial system), diesel was about 5 - 10 cents per gallon LOWER than gasoline?
My answer to this mystery -- PRICE GOUGING, by the oil companies. Most commercial transportation methods use diesel fuel. They do not have the options of: postponing the trip, or taking a shorter route to the destination -- they have to turn the wheels to make the money.
And that is also why grocery prices are sky rocketing. If the truckers/trains have to pay more for fuel, they have to pass that cost on down the line.
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2008 3:07:37 AM

I remember when sulphur wasn't the problem--water was. You needed a water separator for your diesel Rabbit, otherwise it would blow the engine...
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LPtrucks
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2008 9:49:29 PM

there is also the resone that such a high damand for deasil trucks,semi trucks,trains,and some planes,plus its a biproduct of oil!!!!!!



[Edited by: LPtrucks at 10/26/2008 9:51:20 PM EST]
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pvale
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2008 2:05:09 PM

The low sulphur diesel required now by the EPA costs more to refine the sulphur out supposedly. At least, that's the oil company's pet excuse. Sux,
I know for those of you that own diesel vehicles. Maybe you had better learn to process fryer grease into biodiesel.
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