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Old 02-20-2009, 06:47 AM   #1901
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diesel Valdosta Ga 1.79
I thought this was an outstanding price~!
but..the facts don't back this price up?
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Maybe the diesel prices shot up over night?
The cheapest diesel prices I saw was..
Diesel 1.95$, with the average being in the 2.05$ and up range.
I guess I will join the riff raff and, stay home now..
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:49 PM   #1902
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The "big" oil companies are not to blame. All of the "big" oil companies combined only control about 6% of the market and therefore have little influence on pricing. Not to mention most of us have stock in these companies through 401 Ks and mutual funds. I don't think you really want them to fail or do badly in the market. If you want to be angry with someone be angry with the governments of the countries with the national companies who control most of the market (most of which don't like us). Even then the market and supply and demand have more to do with it than anything else. At least that is my humble, woefully uninformed opinion.
Then explain to me how those companies made record profits during the peak of gas prices last summer when people en masse started using LESS gas. Big oil was sticking it to all of us at the pump and laughing all the way to the bank. BTW, most of our oil imports come from Canada, not some middle eastern terrorist state. That excuse has been shoved down our throats for too long. We could stop buying middle eastern oil completely and no one would miss it but them.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:21 PM   #1903
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Diesel in midMissouri: 1.999. Not seeing that 2 in front does pleasant things to the psyche.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:42 PM   #1904
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Then explain to me how those companies made record profits during the peak of gas prices last summer when people en masse started using LESS gas. Big oil was sticking it to all of us at the pump and laughing all the way to the bank. BTW, most of our oil imports come from Canada, not some middle eastern terrorist state. That excuse has been shoved down our throats for too long. We could stop buying middle eastern oil completely and no one would miss it but them.
Two words: record demand, but I'm not going to try and convince you as your post shows me it would be fruitless. Do your own research and you will see that two of your points are incorrect. Also your last statement contradicts the one before it. I guess the evil big oil companies felt sorry for us this year.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:30 AM   #1905
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As recently as early this week the Big "D" was below $2 for the first time in recent memory @ $1.99. Yahooo!
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:55 AM   #1906
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As recently as early this week the Big "D" was below $2 for the first time in recent memory @ $1.99. Yahooo!
Today $1.95
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:58 PM   #1907
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:20 PM   #1908
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Diesel dropped to $1.89 here today.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:57 PM   #1909
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Hey--crazy as it may seem--have you guys seen people that recycle 'frying oil' as well as some using water as fuel alternatives...Seems like since the government has such a hand in petroleum that it would never agree to go nationwide with these projects...would be nice though...
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Hey--crazy as it may seem--have you guys seen people that recycle 'frying oil' as well as some using water as fuel alternatives...Seems like since the government has such a hand in petroleum that it would never agree to go nationwide with these projects...would be nice though...
I burn waste veggie oil in the summer time. Was a big help when diesel was close to five bucks a gallon last year.
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I burn waste veggie oil in the summer time. Was a big help when diesel was close to five bucks a gallon last year.
I HOPE YOU REMEMBERED TO CHANGE YOUR FUEL FILTER..
I like it~! "SOCK" it to em~!!
lowest price yet for Diesel..2.29$
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:09 AM   #1913
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I HOPE YOU REMEMBERED TO CHANGE YOUR FUEL FILTER..
I like it~! "SOCK" it to em~!!
lowest price yet for Diesel..2.29$
Yup, Seabrook, 2 stations @ $2.29
Filled up in North Hampton yesterday for $3.31

Regular is running $1.83 - $1.89
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Hey--crazy as it may seem--have you guys seen people that recycle 'frying oil' as well as some using water as fuel alternatives...Seems like since the government has such a hand in petroleum that it would never agree to go nationwide with these projects...would be nice though...

It's been around for quite a while. I have a couple of buddies that scrounge the local McDonalds, Burger Kings, and others. Now that diesel is down, they were spending more scrounging for grease than simply buying diesel so they're back to the pump.

The US uses millions of gallons of petroleum products every day. While it all sounds good, how much used cooking oil do you think there is out there? The other problem is that is cost way more to make cooking oil than it does diesel. That means that it might make sense to use free used oil but not to buy it new at over twice the price. That is after you buy the equipment you need to make it "fuel".

The government has nothing to do with used cooking oil and, I'm simply guessing here, they probably don't want anything to do with it. My buddies are beating the gov't. out of about $4 a week each by not paying fuel taxes-until it gets cold and their fuel lines clog up.

The water additives are for the people that believe there is a 200 mpg carburetor out there but ExxonMobil bought the rights to it in order to keep selling gasoline at $4/ gallon.
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Yup, Seabrook, 2 stations @ $2.29
Filled up in North Hampton yesterday for $3.31

Regular is running $1.83 - $1.89
Are you sure about that price 3.31$??
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I HOPE YOU REMEMBERED TO CHANGE YOUR FUEL FILTER..
It's a little more complicated than simply dumping french fry grease in your fuel tank. If the fuel filter is stopping up because of burning veggie oil, your doing something wrong.
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Are you sure about that price 3.31$??
Oops, your right $2.31
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I saw a crawl on one of the news channels this morning that said Valero and Total were increasing diesel production since gas consumption was down. There may be more to it th an one sentence, but I'm sure it will gladden diesel users.

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I guess "big" oil turned over a new leaf.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:14 AM   #1920
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As of today east of San Antonio, TX on IH-10E the price of diesel ranged from $2.49 to 1.99 per gallon. The Shell station at IH-10E and FM 1518 was 1.99 as was the Valero located at IH-10E and Foster Rd.
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