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Old 08-08-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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Diesel Fuel Prices

Other than greed, anyone have any idea as to why the price of diesel fuel is more than premium gas in California? Oil Companies usually say California requires "special blends" in gasoline that makes CA prices higher. Does diesel fuel require a special blend?
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:11 PM   #2
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Diesel Prices

Diesel used to be a lot cheaper than gas. Then all the drug store pull your boat with a diesel "Truck" people brought up the amount of diesel used. Then the powers that be in one of our not named states decided that we needed ultra low sulfer diesel for health. The cost of refining ultra low raised the price some more. Then we add some more for tax and its not done yet.
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:14 PM   #3
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And from my experience, diesel is higher than premium gas in most every location in the Western and Southern States, where we travel most of the time.
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Federal tax on diesel 24.4 gasoline 18.4. A website that is probably pretty close (my opinion) http://www.biodieselathome.net/Diese...ne_Prices.html
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Other than greed, anyone have any idea as to why the price of diesel fuel is more than premium gas in California?
As of May 2011, fuel taxes in the state of California (total state, local & Federal) are:

Diesel - 85.2 cents/gallon

Gasoline - 68.9 cents/gallon

Reference - HERE

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GREED fellow travelers, thats the only reason. keeping diesel high, keeps everything transported by truck an excuse for the higher prices we pay.
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Fuel just keeps going up and up but wouldn't it be strange if it suddenly drops before the next election....
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Looks like diesel prices are dropping to me.




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Fuel prices have been discussed and beaten to death herein. However, do a search, and read the other discussions, you will get a variety of reason, the most common, greed and the price of oil. It's down now, but going back up, my suggestion, fix the price quarterly, and take it off the commodities exchange, but slap my mouth, too many people would lose money, oh well, what about me when the market went down 512 points, no one cared about me, dont give a hoot if Soros loses 1 billion because he cannot trade oil futures.
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...Then the powers that be in one of our not named states decided that we needed ultra low sulfer diesel for health. The cost of refining ultra low raised the price some more....
...and lowered our mileage.
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I have not noticed lower miliage, but have noticed it lengtened the service intervals on Genset, Hydro/Aqua Hot units, and oil is not as dirty after year using it.

Cummins has some sort of work agreenment with Westport industries to convert diesels to run on LNG or Natural gas, and that will allow them to run cleaner as well. Don't think it will be cheaper, just cleaner. Think it will take 4-6 years to get the necessary hardware in place to allow everyone access to fuel and fill ups. Some sort of training would have to take place or have attendents to do the fill ups.
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