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diesel is so much more than gas...dont make sense

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    was out today saw that regular has dropped down to $2.49, while diesel remains at $2.93 :yikes:

    i had planned to sell my truck and get a diesel to build up, but im kinda glad i didnt. im still looking to convert eventually tho.

    wtf is goin on? why can they keep diesel prices so high, when its alot cheaper to produce?????
     
  2. Fubeca

    Fubeca 1/2 ton status

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    Yesterday gas was 2.21 and diesel was 3.49 at one station. 2.39 and 3.39 at the one closer to my house. It's kind of crazy.:confused:
     
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    It is still 3.29 around here, and gas is 2.35:confused:
     
  4. muddybuddy

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    man so $2.93 is cheap?? man
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You want to know the reason. Have you seen how many new Ford and Dodge diesel trucks there are on the road? Do you think anybody that has very recently bought one of these is barried too deep into it finacialy to get out of it? Do you think anybody that has $40,000 to $60'000 to spend on a truck can afford $3 + a gallon fuel? The oil companies are sticking it to these people because they know they can get away with it.
     
  6. Seventy4Blazer

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    yeah, i dont understand it ether. thats why i bought my lil beater ford. the dodge needs less miles on it anyway
    Grant
     
  7. DieselDan

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    Absolutely! Diesel is cheaper to refine that gas. Even with higher road taxes, diesel should still be cheaper. And it's not just "head knockers" that are getting hosed, the American public is. Everything you see or touch relies on some over-the-road trucker to move it. That additional cost is being passed on to all of us.

    Yet Exxon can claim a 9.9 billion dollar profit last quarter!! (CORRECTED) :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

    I'm all for free trade but these "oil monopolies" aren't gonna change their ways 'til the threat of government mandated price controls loom's very real in their rear view mirror.
     
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    yep, it takes less refining to make Diesel then it does Gas, yet its costs more :mad:

    I don't get why we as a nation don't realize that the more we stick it to truck drivers, the worse EVERYTHING will be.
     
  9. HillJackCustoms

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    Exon Score 9.9 Billion this quarter. crazy stuff. not only do the truckers get it the farmers take it hard too. Prices usually go up do to the making of fuel to burn in homes. The price will eventually go down.. Just buy the red stuff..LOL...
     
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    As the oil industries profit margins increase...all other industries profit margin decrease. Representatives from all other industries need to threaten to gang up, and lobby for price controls on the oil industry, if the oil industry will not cut back on their profit margin. The only problem currently is that Bush and Cheney are making a mint right now with their oil exploration contracts through the Halliburton subsidiary Brown & Root right now, thus there is no way they will allow the reduction in oil industry profits; no matter how much the other industries lobby.
     
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    Echmm that is a 9.9 BILLION with a B, profit last quarter (3 months)
     
  12. muddybuddy

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    yep 9.9 billion, jus saw it on the news :eek1:
     
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    I've been driving my '82 6.2 burb to work while I'm working on my 85 and the last few months I've been moaning about the price of premium that I'm going to have to run in my 85... and now its atleast 40 cents cheaper than diesel and now I"m tired of paying for diesel!. Todays report... diesel, 3.29 and premium 2.79.... :doah:
     
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    eclipse, why do u run premium in ur 350?
     
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    Gas in Va. Bch, VA. Regular $2.25 Diesel $3.09
     
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    I haven't run it yet, not done putting the truck back together, but it has 10.5:1 compresion and I was told to run a higher octane.
     
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    ahhhh, so u beefed it up...saweet :D why not try 91 first, that would be 10cents less
     
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    I think the fuel grade options I have are 87, 89, and 92. but I haven't bought gasoline in 6 months, just good old pricey #2
     
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    Supply and demand. It is less to make diesel but the reserves are lower on diesel right now and there are more trucks moving because of all the bad weather that hit the US.

    One of my close friends is in charge of buying bulk fuel for a COOP and he had a 35 cent jump in diesel first of last week. It was nearing 3.89 at the pump and he was down 8 cents profit per gallon even at those prices compared to what he was making last year at this time.
     
  20. HillJackCustoms

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    just run red...
     

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