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Old 04-14-2004, 04:30 PM   #15
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Regular here in the CA desert is 2.19 to 2.23 for regular. What astonishes me is that diesel is so high. Diesel is the same formula from state to state, which is one of the reasons they give for extra high CA prices for gasoline, the seasonal transition and CA can only use gas refined in CA.
Diesel is about 2.26 gal. The last time we experienced a big hike, diesel was mostly unaffected. I notice more freight containers and trailers piggy backing on trains, and everything I order from vendors lately is 2% to 3% higher.
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Old 04-14-2004, 04:46 PM   #16
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Are you wondering why gas prices are so high?

Well, here's one answer: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...mment-opinions
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Old 04-14-2004, 04:48 PM   #17
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Varies from $1.699 in Marion County off I75 to $1.839 in Alachua County. I usually pay $1.759, and most stations off the freeway are around $1.799.
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Old 10-28-2004, 08:40 AM   #18
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Ah, yes. The good ol' days.

Gas seems to be stablizing at over $2/ gal now in these parts! I paid $2.29/ gal for mid-grade a few weeks ago in Tallahassee. This was right next door to a truckstop. A little OT, but I've always assumed that if you see an exit with a truckstop you could expect some of the cheapest gas in the area. Anyone else agree or disagree?
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Old 10-28-2004, 09:03 AM   #19
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I'd agree with the potential for low prices at truck stops on the major interstates, and even a few independent stations as well. Current costs here are $2.39 for regular unleaded, and $ 2.49 for diesel.Don't forget to remind yourself, to fill up before coming to our region.
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Old 10-28-2004, 09:20 AM   #20
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I'd agree with the potential for low prices at truck stops on the major interstates, and even a few independent stations as well. Current costs here are $2.39 for regular unleaded, and $ 2.49 for diesel.Don't forget to remind yourself, to fill up before coming to our region.
Locally, about $2.059 to $2.199 for diesel. I even paid $1.999 last week in OKC at the same station where I paid $1.709 a month ago. Diesel is usually a lot lower in Oklahoma.

It smarts to put $48 worth of diesel in my 26-gallon tank.

Time to put in an in-the-bed auxiliary tank to take advantage of the best prices!
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Old 10-28-2004, 10:43 AM   #21
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I don't know where that old canard about diesel being a "byproduct" of making gasoline got started, but it is spurious. One could just as easily say that gasoline is a byproduct of making diesel. Diesel and home heating oil are the same product, excepting the dye.

But in the meantime I am driving less. A lot less. To the point where my actual gas station bills may total fewer dollars than a year ago.

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Old 10-28-2004, 10:51 AM   #22
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The cheapest deisel in our area is now 2.39 per..

This is the last time I'm looking at this thread - it's to depressing. Hubbys beloved duramax has become a greedy, thirsty and expensive ride.
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Old 10-28-2004, 11:16 AM   #23
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We've got a BP station that seems to be the bellweather of future pricing. I pass by it on the way home from work each day. It seems like Thursdays are the day of increases around here. I see their price and if its up, I stop at the local QT and fill up the Honda, then get home and fill up the van. Sort of a sorry state of affairs, but for all intents I'm treating gas as an investment, and banking up before the price increase seems to be how we are doing it these days. Last increase took us from $1.85 to $1.98. last week. We are sitting at $1.89. Diesel is about $2.09. They seem to be pegging diesel to premium gas.

There always seems to be a reason for pumping up the price. Other than the speculation that is going on, they tell us its the feds fault since there are now formulation issues that limit where we can get our gas from, and now you diesel folks are taking the hit since of course diesel is fuel oil and winter is coming. Man, we take it on the chops every which way.

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Old 10-28-2004, 11:24 AM   #24
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I also find it interesting that major gas companies have posted gains in the 40-70% range n the last couple of years. Pretty fishy to me.
How much of that gain and profit will end up as taxable? With the great job our folks are doing in Washington, I wouldn't be surprised to see that some of the tax cut legislation that has passed will shelter those profits.

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It smarts to put $48 worth of diesel in my 26-gallon tank.
Try $2.30 per in a 44 gallon tank... Feel better?

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Try paying for 2-250 gallon tanks at once. Is a killer and husband hauls fuel for a living. On the 15th of this month was 2.04 This is why we only get about 200 gallons at one time. And to top that off the feight isn't going up.
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Janet, fear not, for as long as diesel fuel is less than a dollar a gallon more than regular, your Duramax is more economical to drive than if it was equipped with a gasoline engine. Diesel will come down again, then go up again. Loved it when it was 30 cents a gallon less than regular.
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