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« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2013, 01:21:05 PM »


I remember my first 100.00$ tank of fuel.

have put over 400 in huggy lately.

and I don't let her get low either.

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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2013, 01:29:10 PM »

Prices started to increase in 1993 and they have increased every year and will drop for a while then here we go again you guys are dreaming if you think fuel will drop this time next year it will be 5 bucks or more 
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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2013, 06:58:26 PM »

Prices started to increase in 1993 and they have increased every year and will drop for a while then here we go again you guys are dreaming if you think fuel will drop this time next year it will be 5 bucks or more 

I've lost track of how many times you have predicted that fuel will hit $5 or $6 now.  It will happen some day, but I doubt it will happen in 2014 unless we have a major supply disruption.
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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2013, 07:14:09 PM »

Filling mine up in the morning, still remember when diesel was 79 cents a gallon not dollars Shocked.....George
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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2013, 07:34:10 PM »

Hang on Belfert if you did your home work you will find 2 major refinery's here have sold their entire 2014 production of diesel on the foreign market and how many times has the fuel reached the prediction I missed it once and payed a price with my units of fuel but it wasn't too bad I am still in the game lol

 fwiw it was $3.02 today wholesale price I do hope it goes to below 3 bucks then I'll buy more
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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2013, 09:06:42 PM »

  ...  fwiw it was $3.02 today wholesale price I do hope it goes to below 3 bucks then I'll buy more 

       I drove by a couple of places today with signs "Diesel $3.99"  (in NC, land of the "we never saw a tax we didn't like" State Gummint) but paid $3.61 for a tank in VA.  Buncha damned theives.
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« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2013, 04:09:41 AM »

I remember my first 100.00$ tank of fuel.

uncle ned

Sadly I can easily get 100 ($160) worth of fuel in my car, nevermind my bus. (And that's using standard-grade petrol, not premium-grade or diesel).

I remember the first time I used the 'truck pumps' at a filling-station for the first time, not long after I bought my bus. The previous customer's total was still showing on the pump display and it was over 3,000. That was a sobering experience I can tell you. I've never put more than a couple of hundred pounds-worth in the bus at any one time though, and in fact the bus doesn't cost any more to run in fuel terms than my (somewhat souped-up) Range Rover.

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« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2013, 04:28:37 AM »

Fuel is going to be at world market prices here there is no stopping it, here every billion or so spent on the refinery because of regulations it is passed on to the consumer and if they can sell the product for more aboard then we are going to pay the same 
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« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2013, 04:59:05 AM »

... the bus doesn't cost any more to run in fuel terms than my (somewhat souped-up) Range Rover.        Jeremy   

      I was somewhat stunned to find that running not-very-stripped shell of my bus was giving me 12 MPG US/14+ Imp.   That's about the same as the consumption on the larger-model diesel "Hummer" of the early 2000's.  Of course, it's no sports car and it won't tear up hills and -- of course -- the mileage will be lower with 600 pounds of gennie and 800 pounds of water and furniture built in but that was a real surprise.  (About as big a surprise as finding that the weight was less than 18K pounds in that condition.)
     But ... like every other male in the 60's, I was car-crazy and I used to roadracer motorcycles and I rapidly caught on to one of the True Facts of life -- if you're going to play, you're going to pay.   So the cost of fuel is no surprise.
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« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2013, 06:35:55 AM »

Hang on Belfert if you did your home work you will find 2 major refinery's here have sold their entire 2014 production of diesel on the foreign market and how many times has the fuel reached the prediction I missed it once and payed a price with my units of fuel but it wasn't too bad I am still in the game lol

 fwiw it was $3.02 today wholesale price I do hope it goes to below 3 bucks then I'll buy more

You have predicted multiple times that fuel would hit $5 or $6 a gallon and it has never been that high anywhere in the continental USA that I know of.
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« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2013, 06:45:31 AM »

BS it is $4.65 in Needles today down from a week ago at Shell,Chevron and Mobil
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« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2013, 11:46:58 AM »

You have predicted multiple times that fuel would hit $5 or $6 a gallon and it has never been that high anywhere in the continental USA that I know of.

A few years ago after Katrina in the Knoxville and other areas of the country $5 fuel was cheap. The problem then was the hurricane compromised the distribution system so it was a supply and demand issue, but $5 and more fuel is not that far away.
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« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2013, 12:06:03 PM »

Being in the Entertainer Coach Business the client pays for the fuel,It used to be and not that long ago that when you arrived at the pick-up the road manager would give you $500.00 cash for fuel and you went back to him to get more when that ran out usuall once a week,NOW you get $2,000.00 when you show up and usually have to go back mid-week and get more as I have put a  $1,000.00 of fuel on board more than once at one time.It's Crazy!!!!

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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2013, 07:35:15 AM »

Just 10 years ago, I was paying $1.65 for Diesel.
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« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2013, 03:45:31 PM »

With  tax around $4.29 now in IN.  KY under $4 Have long range 250 gal tank.. think I'm going to like 4stroke and changes I made to get couple extra mile per gal. Still got finger crossed on that.  $3.79 for red stuff.   $.10 discount-- with Loves fuel program/not good in Indiana.  Being a busnut=priceless... Bob
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