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Old 03-08-2005, 04:16 PM   #1
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I think that we have seen the last of diesel fuel selling for less than $2.00 a gallon. Other than OPEC controlling the cost of crude, and greed, there's another factor that's driving the cost of diesel- the EPA's mandate for conversion to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel (ULSD) by 2006.The Department of Energy estimates that it will cost refiners between 5.4 and 10.7 cents per gallon to produce ULSD through 2011. That's not to mention their warning for a diesel shortage in 2006 if some refiners decide to discontinue producing highway diesel and produce only non-road diesel and heating oil as distillate products. You can learn more than you ever wanted to know about the transition to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel by visiting this link: http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/servicer...d/preface.html


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I think that we have seen the last of diesel fuel selling for less than $2.00 a gallon. Other than OPEC controlling the cost of crude, and greed, there's another factor that's driving the cost of diesel- the EPA's mandate for conversion to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel (ULSD) by 2006.The Department of Energy estimates that it will cost refiners between 5.4 and 10.7 cents per gallon to produce ULSD through 2011. That's not to mention their warning for a diesel shortage in 2006 if some refiners decide to discontinue producing highway diesel and produce only non-road diesel and heating oil as distillate products. You can learn more than you ever wanted to know about the transition to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel by visiting this link: http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/servicer...d/preface.html


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Old 03-08-2005, 06:08 PM   #3
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If we do away with gasoline burning vehicles there'd be plenty of diesel fuel available, and more of it.

It takes more crude to make one gallon of gas than it does to make 1 gallon of diesel.
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Old 03-09-2005, 09:27 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jack Wilkinson:
...if some refiners decide to discontinue producing highway diesel and produce only non-road diesel and heating oil as distillate products. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And who gets to tell the trucking industry that they have to suddenly replace the entire North American fleet with less-efficient gas models? So long as things need to be delivered there will be diesel trucks on the roads - those trucks will need fuel.
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Old 03-09-2005, 05:16 PM   #5
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OK that's it! I am going for the Transfer Flow 250 gallon auxilary tanks. Then I am off to every single McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC and fill that tank with fry oil.
If you want to see it doen and discuss it. Check out the thread on http://www.thedieselstop.com
Folks are claiming that the veggie oil burns cleaner, has a higher cetane rating than diesel and simply needs to be filtered prior to using.
You start the truck on diesel then switch over to the oil then prior to shutting down you switch back to diesel.
The oil is free.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Folks are claiming that the veggie oil burns cleaner, has a higher cetane rating than diesel and simply needs to be filtered prior to using. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The drawback is that your fenders get fatter and your belts get tighter. Before you know it you are over your GVWR and have to switch to light oil.
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Old 03-11-2005, 08:19 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Two Bit:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Folks are claiming that the veggie oil burns cleaner, has a higher cetane rating than diesel and simply needs to be filtered prior to using. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The drawback is that your fenders get fatter and your belts get tighter. Before you know it you are over your GVWR and have to switch to light oil. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not to mention the plaque deposits in the fuel lines, which lead to the truck having a massive coronary...
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Get it while it last! Only five Flying J stations in the country with diesel under $2, two in Indiana and three in Oklahoma. How high will it go?

IN, Gary I-94 & I-80 Exit 9A 1.999
IN, Lake Station I-94 & Exit 15b 1.999
OK, Edmond I-35 & N.E. 122nd Street 1.979
OK, Oklahoma City I-40 Exit 140 1.979
OK, Tulsa I-44 & Exit 236 1.989

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Once all of you diesel owners get your rigs obese from burning oil from fast food, I am going to get rich selling you conversion kits that will allow your diesel to burn the healthy "Slim Fast" and other such diet products to get back to a healthy weight!
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