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Old 10-05-2005, 11:27 AM   #15
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I certainly don't want to pay such high prices for diesel. But, I'm not going to let the price keep me on the sidelines. Whatever it is, it is.

I keep a lot of my money tied up in cash - just for events like we're going through now. If I have to drink from the cash well now, I'll replenish it later.

For a daily listing of diesel prices at the major truckstops go to Dieselboss.com.


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Old 10-07-2005, 04:51 PM   #16
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Around here it is 3.35 avarage for Diesel and 2.99 for gas. Diesel costs less to make.

I believe that these fuel costs are going to hurt the economy bad. It is moveing the cost of eveything we purchase up, food included.

I am already seeing the strains it is causing on the lower wage scale at work. The 12 dollar an hour guy is working the fist hour to pay for the gas to get to and from work. The product line I maintain has two natural gas kilns, last year our monthy fuel bill was 110,000 month. September it was 289,000 for the month and we were told to expect over 350,000 for December. We lost 50,000 the month of sept, as it now cost more to make the part than GM, Toyota or Chrysler will pay for it.

My wife and I both commute 30 mile each way to work. In one year our monthly fuel costs have increase 470 dollars a month. That sure wipes out a lot of our disposable income.

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Old 10-09-2005, 04:27 AM   #17
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I heard on the news that the price of crude has dropped below 60 a barrel. If I recall , the last time it was at that price diesel was under 2.00 a gallon. I don't know about every where else but around here the price has dropped .10 The first reason I heard for the increase was the damage and or disruption from the hurricanes. Then it was because there was a shortage ( high demand) . The last one I just heard is that the price is still up because demand has dropped off and there is a surplus.
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:54 PM   #18
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I don't think we will ever see fuel under $2.50/gallon. Because the oil industries will give you all the reasons. No refineries, pump stations blown out, oil platforms in the Gulf not working.
The media has been setting us up all year for the "magic" number of $3.00 a gallon. And the hurricanes advanced that well.
Now that fuel/oil is available it will not drop because the media is talking about "double" winter oil prices.
So I think the $3.00 price is here forever.
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Old 10-12-2005, 03:44 AM   #19
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I filled up last night for $2.67.9 for regular gas. Diesel was $3.15.9 per gallon at that station. I could probably get it cheaper, but I would have to drive further. We live in central Ohio and this station is a privately owned one about 5 miles from our home.

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Old 10-12-2005, 04:36 AM   #20
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Currently, I'm not buying any diesel, sold my truck. But Sunday I went by a station where I usually get mine filled and it was priced $3499, went by there again yesterday and it was down to $3.199. I figured they jacked it to the $3.499 so they could justify getting the $3.199 price.

It's pure greed, IMHO there isn't anything that could justify charging prices such as that. I hope they drown in their diesel fuel.
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Old 10-12-2005, 05:18 AM   #21
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I sure hope prices go back to what we were complaining about 2 years ago.
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Old 10-12-2005, 08:04 AM   #22
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The part that upsets me the most is, when you hear on the news that the price for a barrel of oil went up and the next day the price has increased at the stations. But When you hear on the news that the price for a barrel of oil went down ,it takes weeks if ever for the price at the station to lower!!

Don't get me wrong, I fully understand that a company has a right and a need to make a profit for what it sells be it gas or widgits.But when companies takes advantage of the public like the oil companies are , I think it borders on the criminal.
And no it's not the free market system at work when all the players get together and decide amungst themselves how high the price will be.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:03 AM   #23
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Diesel hit $3.59.9 yesterday here in Fort Wayne. It made me cringe, but I'll continue to camp.
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Old 10-20-2005, 01:06 PM   #24
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The real question is why has gas dropped to under 2.40 per gallon, and diesel continues to go up when it cost less to produce diesel? Is the old Supply and Demand?
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Yesterday,diesel was up to $3.29.9 and gasoline was down to $2.40.9. I don't understand this at all, other ean some supply and demand and the rest is just plain GREED.

I guess we park the truck for now and get by with one little car.

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Old 10-20-2005, 03:33 PM   #26
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The way I hear it, the refineries are all concentrating on gas to satisfy the shortfall from Katrina, so less diesel is being produced than is needed, thus the price on it continues to rise as the price of gas normalizes.

Don't know how smart that is, since the economy runs on diesel, but then they didn't ask me this time (or any time, for that matter)
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We soon leave on our annual turkey day to Cal. with one difference this year. No M.H. with diesel costing $1.00 more a gal. than gas we take the minivan. Sure hate to do that but 1k is a lot of money will miss wandering around in Ariz. , New Mexico maybe next year.
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:26 AM   #28
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News flash :::
BP today announced that profits for the 3rd quarter are up by 34% despite storm damage.

So is anyone out there suprised??

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