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« on: September 12, 2006, 11:01:17 AM »

Take heart, busnuts, the price is sneaking down a little more!

happy coaching!
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From "Landline Magazine eNews",  the Owner Operator Independant Drivers Association daily online news at www.landlinemag.com:


Diesel average continues to drop

The national average price for diesel continued to fall for the fourth week in a row for the week ending Monday, Sept. 11.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the national average was $2.857, down from $2.967 a week ago.

Midwest states saw the biggest drop last week by about 15 cents per gallon to $2.787.

Gulf Coast states saw an average decrease of about 10 cents to $2.770, while the West Coast experienced about a 6 cent decrease to $3.137.

Fuel in the Rockies remains the highest in the nation at $3.236 despite a decrease of 8 cents.

California reported a decrease of 5 cents to $3.125, while New England reported a similar decrease to an average of $2.995.

Central Atlantic states reported $2.958 per gallon, down 7 cents, while the Lower Atlantic states reported a 9 cent decrease to $2.757.

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2006, 11:48:53 AM »

I'd love to pay anywhere near any of the averages!  Here in so cal, we always seem to pay the most
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2006, 02:04:41 PM »

Still 3.179 here in Los Angeles.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2006, 05:34:40 PM »

Yes, not having much joy in northern IL either.  sigh.  $3.09.  45 cents/gal more than regular gasoline @ 2.64 or so.  Must really good diesel.   Undecided   Angry

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2006, 06:40:49 PM »


Tell me once more why diesel fuel is more expensive than gasoline? 
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2006, 06:45:19 PM »

An' don't get me started on Springfield, where regular gasoline was $2.36 and Diesel was $2.96 - a whopping 60 cents/gallon difference!!!

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2006, 07:03:43 PM »

heyhey

we won't see diesel come down because of the higher cost of producing ultra low sulfer diesel.

simliar to when they brought out unleaded gasoline for the catalytic coverter, ultra low sulfer diesel is needed for the 2007 heavy diesels particulate filter.

they started making it in the summer and are flushing through the system so that the sulfer content at the pump is low enough before the engines come out

thank-you to the EPA for cleaner air but higher fuel and vehicle prices.

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2006, 10:57:38 PM »

Diesels $0.85 and Reg Gas is $0.99 here....per liter
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2006, 11:47:12 PM »

I think The Kid is onto something...

Here's some more interesting reading about the subject: http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/brochures/diesel/dieselprices2006.html
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2006, 05:06:36 AM »

The price of diesel is a combination of things the 2 primary ones are the low sulfer has to be in place by 2007 (that cost $) and another major factor is out of a barrell of crude not much is made into diesel (10% or less). Now if you look at the latter compared to the ratio of diesel powered vehicles you will find it is a supply and demand issue. During the 1990's to early 2000's a big boom in diesel vehicle sales could be seen, because diesel WAS cheaper than gas. Grin


Just pay attention and count all the diesel pickup trucks and suv's sometime. Also take into consideration that not many of those will get 20mpg or better. Wink

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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2006, 10:25:36 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2006, 11:08:24 AM »

Flying J Knoxville, TN $2.439
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2006, 12:00:22 PM »

Well....Well.....

And to think I thought I was soooo smart to top off my tank at 2.75 on the way home from Cherokee, NC......

Ya win some....and Ya lose some.... Grin

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2006, 06:42:43 PM »

$2.49 here in Berlin, NJ.  When I left New england a few days ago the best I found was $2.79.

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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2006, 07:00:03 PM »

I paid $2.469 here at Fulton, KY tonight! & this afternoon Dad paid $2.439 at the Flying J in Knoxville, Tn this afternoon! BK  Grin

Never thought I'd be this happy to be paying this price for fuel!
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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2006, 08:26:44 PM »

Flying J Tulsa, Ok $2.49  reg gas $2.16
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2006, 08:38:54 AM »

Saw Diesel at a truck stop for 2.86/gallon here in Los Angeles.  Have been running the Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel in my MB turbodiesel now, on my 3rd tank, and quite frankly don't feel a difference.  The exhaust doesn't have any sulphur smell, and does smell cleaner.  Although, it doesn't stop black smoke if you overfuel it.

I hoping in the next few weeks I'll be able to start my own Biodiesel system. I've bought the Diesel Secret conversion liquid.  Will let you know how it works.  Anyone with a two stroker, should be able to run this.  It is not pure veggie oil, but more like a B85 or B90 mix, and you don't have to change anything on the engine.  Good luck, TomC
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2006, 01:42:09 PM »

Tom, I  am definitly interested in your results.  I know how thorough you are on such matters and am eagerly awaiting.   Grin Grin  I've been exploring thus subject for some time now as well, but haven't really gotten forward progress on a routine basis yet.  Mostly small batches here and there.  Different system tho'.  I have a 2 stroke DD.

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