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Old 03-20-2014, 04:10 AM   #15
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I always thought diesel was cheaper to produce over gasoline...not the whole story. I googled 'Why diesel is more expensive the gasoline'?

Why Diesel Costs More Than Gasoline - Business Insider
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I always thought diesel was cheaper to produce over gasoline...not the whole story. I googled 'Why diesel is more expensive the gasoline'?

Why Diesel Costs More Than Gasoline - Business Insider
According to the story above, this explains about 6 cents per gallon cost difference in today's fuel prices... I assume that some or most states have a similar arguement, and thus hiking their state taxes on diesel over gas as well... As I previously stated, the spread of unleaded regular to diesel is as much as 90 cents a gallon here in NY...

I also believe that the most recent spike in prices came as a result of one of the most severe winters on record and it's far reaching geographic extent nationwide. As a result, there was a greater than usual tug of supply and demnand between fuel oil to heat homes and the gas pump... with the demand winning and the prices going through the roof... I'm just glad there wasn't a contribed "shortage", which could have made things much, much worse.
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Just sign up for Gasbuddy.com It will keep you updated to the price swings. Just use their "heat map" which is colored coded map as far as prices Red's = highest prices and Green's = lower prices. You can zoom down to check out individually stations, or just a region.

Before I start a trip, be it 50 miles or 500 miles, I'll check on Gasbuddy to see pockets of cheaper fuel prices, especially jumping between states.

Here in Northern Ohio diesel will range between $4.09 and $4.49. Diesel prices tend to not move as much, where as regular gas is all over the place. In the last 6 months it has been at a low of $3.09 to $3.79 ten days ago. Some days it will go up 35 cents, and drop a few pennies every two days...then go up again in one shot 20 cents. Worried what summertime prices will be. Here is a 11 year chart on the price of gas.. Gasbuddy 11 year price chart I also use the phone app. for gasbuddy.
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I also believe that the most recent spike in prices came as a result of one of the most severe winters on record and it's far reaching geographic extent nationwide. As a result, there was a greater than usual tug of supply and demnand between fuel oil to heat homes and the gas pump... with the demand winning and the prices going through the roof... I'm just glad there wasn't a contribed "shortage", which could have made things much, much worse.
That's a huge part of it. Diesel fuel is basically heating oil with road taxes added. Comes from the same distilling process. Gasoline is very different from heating oil, diesel is not. So wahtever drives up demand foir heating oil will cut into diesel supplies, not gasoline.
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High demand= high prices: price has very little to do with supply in todays world.
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