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milkmania
10-16-2005, 10:15 PM
went to the convenicence store earlier for a loaf of bread:rolleyes:


saw that their fuel prices were way out of whack!

$2.32 for reg. unleaded
$3.08 for diesel

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6ballsisall
10-16-2005, 10:18 PM
How funny I was just reading up on that! It boils down to greed really. They claim it's due to Heating oil season and hurricanes........ I say thats BS. Diesel is the left over junk fuel and takes much less refining than gasoline. Its greed........

milkmania
10-16-2005, 10:20 PM
the whole thing is about greed.....
I remember not long ago, that fuel prices stayed steady for months at a time...

now you'll see multiple changes daily!

Leroy
10-16-2005, 10:47 PM
Diesel is always 30% cheaper in Europe, and hence they have real cars that are diesel. When we were there gas was 1 euro/litre and diesel was 0.70 euro/litre.

Something like 60-70% of the cars are diesel, our Renault Espace mini-van and BMW525 both were.

Cloaked
10-16-2005, 10:53 PM
Diesel - $3.19 per gal here today. Last week, $2.68 per gal. :mad:

jraben8
10-17-2005, 12:28 AM
Greed is right! 2.32 for fuel there while it's still between 2.69 and 2.90 in Dallas.

Diesel is anywhere from 2.83 to 3.35 depending on what intersection you're at.

Ben
10-17-2005, 07:02 AM
Sorry, I've been taking blame for that. I think Diesel had historically been cheaper than gas ever since the wheel was invented, until I bought a diesel truck in April '04. Ever since, it seems like the prices have reversed....

sizzler
10-17-2005, 07:11 AM
Diesel is always 30% cheaper in Europe, and hence they have real cars that are diesel. When we were there gas was 1 euro/litre and diesel was 0.70 euro/litre.

Something like 60-70% of the cars are diesel, our Renault Espace mini-van and BMW525 both were.


except in the uk leroy.......the gov.encouraged us to buy diesel cars a few yrs back ...low emmisions blah blah blah.......they then put the price up above petrol.......typical

Leroy
10-17-2005, 09:08 AM
Sizzler; guess gov initiatives are the same everywhere!

milkmania
10-17-2005, 03:03 PM
except in the uk leroy.......the gov.encouraged us to buy diesel cars a few yrs back ...low emmisions blah blah blah.......they then put the price up above petrol.......typical


lower emmissions?????

what???????:eek3:

Workin' 4 Toys
10-17-2005, 03:06 PM
Shortly after I bought my truck in '02, diesel was $0.99 a gallon. Yes you read right. Gas was about 1.29 and rising.

Now, today, the closest station is a Shell, $3.39 a gallon for diesel.
Gas. 2.79!!
***?!?!?

jmyers
10-17-2005, 03:09 PM
They raised the price on diesel because I am looking to buy my first diesel truck!!! I know it, yea that's it!! :rant: That's it I'm going hybrid!! Ok no I i'm not! :headbang:

Workin' 4 Toys
10-17-2005, 03:12 PM
One of my buddies just bought an '05 Ram crew 4X4 cummins, swears he is going to grease it. I can't wait to see that. And then again every month after that to closely monitor his success. To see just how "free" it is for him.

milkmania
10-17-2005, 03:12 PM
They raised the price on diesel because I am looking to buy my first diesel truck!!! I know it, yea that's it!! :rant: That's it I'm going hybrid!! Ok no I i'm not! :headbang:

they figured out the VW Jetta 1.8 liter is getting around 50+ mpg!

captkidd
10-17-2005, 03:19 PM
Same here, except the unleaded regular is about $2.79 and the diesel is $3.19. Back when I owned one, diesel fuel was always cheaper than (or the same as) unleaded regular, even in the winter. Made it much more economical to drive than a gas pickup. This has got to be killing the independent truck drivers, and probably the smaller trucking companies too.

milkmania
10-17-2005, 03:38 PM
This has got to be killing the independent truck drivers, and probably the smaller trucking companies too.


no, the consumer on the end is the one footing the bill....
I had an electrician come out for a service call a few weeks ago...
$60.00 service call
$8.00 fuel allowance