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Title: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: buswarrior on September 19, 2006, 04:45:19 PM
happy coaching!
buswarrior

From OOIDA Landline e-news:

Diesel average continues to fall
The national average price for diesel dropped a whopping 14 cents per gallon for the week ending Monday, Sept. 18. It is the biggest one-week drop since November 2005.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, the national average price is $2.713 – down from $2.857 a week ago. The week’s price, which is 25 cents cheaper than two weeks ago, is the lowest diesel has been since early April.

The biggest drop was found in the Rocky Mountain region, where average prices fell 18 cents per gallon to $3.052. Despite the big dip in price, the region continues to claim the most expensive diesel nationally.

Two other areas continue to charge consumers an average of more than $3 per gallon for diesel despite a 12-cent reduction in cost from a week ago. In California, the cost is $3.002. The rest of the West Coast is paying $3.014.

The cheapest average diesel can be found in the Midwest region. The per-gallon cost is $2.624 – 16 cents cheaper than a week ago.

The Gulf Coast and Lower Atlantic regions each witnessed price reductions of more than 13 cents. The prices there are $2.636 and $2.625, respectively.

The remaining areas that experienced drops in prices are on the East Coast where the price per gallon fell to $2.699; New England, at $2.832; and Central Atlantic, at $2.844.



Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: TomC on September 19, 2006, 04:57:28 PM
2.86 downtown Los Angeles at the independent truck stop on Alameda by I-10.  Good Luck, TomC


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: belfert on September 19, 2006, 05:10:31 PM
I was at a Detroit dealer today and he claims that his oil guy told him diesel was going to go back up again.

I'm in Minneapolis, MN and I paid $2.479 a gallon for 95 gallons today to top off.  That was the cheapest price I have seen in months and I figure it isn't likely to go down much before I leave in a week.  The place across the street was 2 cents less, but no way could I get the bus in there.  The going price at most stations is around $2.69 a gallon or a bit less.

Last October, Minnesota had some of the highest diesel prices in the nation after the hurricanes, but now we are seeing some of the lower prices in the nation.  Still a ripoff compared to gasoline at $2.18 a gallon.

$2.86 seems downright cheap for California!  Reno, NV is still over $3.00 and most of California seems to be well over $3.00 yet.

Brian Elfert


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: JackConrad on September 20, 2006, 04:34:53 AM
I was talking to a person that works at one of the largest refineries in Port Arthur, TX. He said one of the main reasons for the difference in price between gasolene and diesel is the cost to make the changes to produce the new unltra diesel that will be reguired by EPA/Gubbermint.  Also the tremendous increase in diesel demand worldwide.  Jack


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: Dave Siegel on September 20, 2006, 06:21:53 AM
Enjoy now, because the prices will be back up over $3.00 November 8th.

Dave


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: Happycampersrus on September 20, 2006, 11:35:04 AM
"Enjoy now, because the prices will be back up over $3.00 November 8th."



 ??? ??? ??? ???

November prices haven't been set yet. How do you know it will be over $3.00.


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: Dave Siegel on September 20, 2006, 11:37:35 AM
What is November 7th.?


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: DrivingMissLazy on September 20, 2006, 11:39:48 AM
Election day?
Richard

What is November 7th.?


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: Busnut83 on September 20, 2006, 04:36:50 PM

    2.43 here in Dallas, Tx.....


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: FloridaCliff on September 20, 2006, 04:47:30 PM
What is November 7th.?

Isn't that the day before Alec Baldwin retracts his statement that he will leave the country if his candidate doesn't win? ;D :P :-*


(Disclaimer-For the PC crowd and the deeply uninformed...I was JOKING ;D)


Cliff


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: niles500 on September 21, 2006, 11:17:12 AM
Distillates and Heating oil inventories sky rocketed - so the immediate future should be low price$ - still wholesale prices are 25-30 cents above gasoline - Keep your tanks topped and hope for a mild winter - FWIW


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: bobofthenorth on September 21, 2006, 01:51:58 PM
Sorry guys but when we applaud a 14 cent drop in fuel prices it just confirms that our minds are like goldfish.  Every trip around the bowl is a new experience - our memory doesn't extend past the last week.  Up here we were paying in the high 60 cent range 2 years ago, up to 1.20 recently and now everyone is happy cuz its back close to a buck a litre.  Pardon me if I don't cheer.



Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: Dallas on September 21, 2006, 02:03:51 PM
Sorry guys but when we applaud a 14 cent drop in fuel prices it just confirms that our minds are like goldfish.  Every trip around the bowl is a new experience - our memory doesn't extend past the last week.  Up here we were paying in the high 60 cent range 2 years ago, up to 1.20 recently and now everyone is happy cuz its back close to a buck a litre.  Pardon me if I don't cheer.



I agree Bob!
2 years ago we left North Carolina and fuel prices were $1.599/gallon up to around $1.699/gallon.
When we got to South Carolina the fuel prices ran in the $1.659 range.
I really hollered about the price. Now they expect me to be happy about a drop of 30˘?

Ya just gotta love how politics and big business have brainwashed us into believing they are doing us a favor.


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: buswarrior on September 21, 2006, 02:22:34 PM
Peasants, slaves, serfs, citizens....

all the same, eh?

we've always been played by those in power.

Only thing we got is choice to be happy or sad.

Sad won't change anything, so I'll choose....

happy coaching!
buswarrior


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: FloridaCliff on September 21, 2006, 03:13:20 PM
BW,

Happy it is brother... ;D

As a little personal game, I always figure any trip as if we flew there, stayed in a hotel, meals, ground transportation

against the cost of the bus and fuel.....With a family of four I am not losing money.

If fuel should get too high(everybodys price point is different)....I will still take trips....Just maybe less than I would like....

But Happy....You bet!

I think I hear the "crack" of a Molson. ;)

Cliff



Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: buswarrior on September 21, 2006, 03:41:11 PM
Hi 'Cracker!

Bussin 2005:  $1100 CDN worth of fuel for Daughter #2 and I to Jack's and back.
Bussin 2006:  $1500 CDN worth of fuel for family of 5 to Jack's and back. 3200 miles or so.

Accomodations, well, Duty Free parking lot at border is free, Flying J is free, State Welcome centres are free, Jack's is the best rate anywhere, and a campground or two on the way back up the coast is less than US$40

I'm with you. Can't fly 5 people return to Florida at Christmas from Toronto for $300 each!!!!!

From the ancient times, BTB, (before the bus) I always kept track of what we spent on vacations, just for fun, ATB (after the bus) I do the same.

End result?

Instead of hotel$ and re$taurant$, you spend money on fuel, groceries and camping when you camp.

For those who don't, you wouldn't believe what breakfast costs at some hotels!!!!

Costs saved: Easiest comparison: Over a typical 10 day to 2 week vacation, on the move, 2000 miles give or take, a busnut camping vacation saves the fuel money of running a '94 Suburban over a hotel and restaurant vacation.

long live the 2-stroke!

happy coaching!
buswarrior


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: Happycampersrus on September 21, 2006, 04:03:46 PM
Not to mention the better memories you make with your family by going slower and seeing the sites. Another plus is sleeping in my own bed and eating my choice of foods.

In this adventure we call life we are going to see a cost increase of anything and everything EVERY year. We can dream about the "good ole days" but that won't lower any prices.

I agree with BW and Cliff,  be happy and enjoy life and be thankful that you don't have to live like the folks in the third world or war torn countries. I have seen alot of people miss alot of life by sitting around complaining about stuff that they can't change.

I choose to be happy. ;D ;D

Dale


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: JackConrad on September 21, 2006, 04:46:43 PM
Years ago, a friend was interviewed after losing the bull riding event at a rodeo by 2 points. When asked how he felt, he said "obviuosly, I would have rather won, but I still made enough to cover my expenses and you can be glad or your can be mad/sad. Being Glad is a whole lot funner!".  I always try to keep a positive outlook and enjoy every day. All you have to do is look around and see how good we have it.  Jack


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: TomC on September 22, 2006, 11:21:02 PM
Now 2.68/gal at the same truck stop Downtown LA, Ca. Good Luck, TomC


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: HighTechRedneck on September 23, 2006, 06:38:57 PM
Just saw $2.49/gal on diesel in Chattanooga, TN today. Gasoline is now $2.09 and has been spotted at $1.99 briefly.


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: Dallas on September 23, 2006, 07:15:22 PM
Diesel $2.429 at the TA today in Florence, SC and gas is around $2.069 many places


Title: Re: Diesel prices keep dropping - hooray!
Post by: belfert on September 24, 2006, 06:41:48 AM
Too bad I won't have an opportunity to take advantage of the cheaper fuel prices this year.  Fuel prices will be probably be $20 a gallon by the time my bus is ready for the road if I don't sell it.

Brian Elfert