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Old 04-06-2006, 10:10 PM
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If it reached $5, I think I would be stealing used oil from service stations and cut it with rubbing alcohol for the fun of it.

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Old 04-06-2006, 10:12 PM
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It seems to be going up a few cents a week in my area. $2.7ish last I filled up, I think today it was $2.82. So in another month or so we should see $3. I wouldn't be at all surprised by $4 come Sep/Oct.

Ehh what can you do? Make more money or drive less I guess.
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:16 PM
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Someone snoozed through Econ 101, eh? ...

Wait and see how stable it is when demand excedes supply ...
And just how many Americans have vehicles that can utilize soy oil as fuel and know it? Demand from this will not raise the price much.
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:19 PM
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And just how many Americans have vehicles that can utilize soy oil as fuel and know it? Demand from this will not raise the price much.
I go to Sam's almost every day for lunch (can't beat $1.59 lunch!), and I think it would be pretty cool to watch a bunch of people fighting over the last remaining 4.5 Gallon bottle of Veg Oil. Definatly throw some excitement into the monotony of the day.
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:20 PM
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Feh, biodiesel is over rated. Think people think. If diesel was $5 a gallon all of a sudden people will want to use biodiesel and WVO more. What do you think will happen? WVO all of a sudden will be worth something, also you think diesel cars are expensive now! If fuel went to $5 a gallon I bet I could get $10k for my SDL!

All of a sudden WVO will be valuable and you will have to pay for it. Biodiesel ain't going to sell for $3 a gallon when reg diesel is $5.


Eco 101 people, if diesel is $5 a gallon we all feel it, I don't care if you brew your WVO in the back yard. You may not be paying $5 a gallon but you will see your fuel costs rise a lot as well.
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Okay, I'll vote for a decrease or stabilization in the price of diesel for the summer at least. This winter was fairly mild so I am guessing that the heating oil that was stockpiled has to be used up. Diesel usually gets cheaper in the summer and gas increases simply due to the lack of demand for heating oil. What happens next fall depends on how harsh the winter will be. RT
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We haven't even seen hurricane season yet. $5 a gallon in the fall perhaps. Buy some gold and silver. Or of course you could always count on the oil lasting forever.
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Low sulphur diesel is expected sometime in the Fall. No doubt prices will jump then. Better stock up on veg. oil.
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:52 PM
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I go to Sam's almost every day for lunch (can't beat $1.59 lunch!), and I think it would be pretty cool to watch a bunch of people fighting over the last remaining 4.5 Gallon bottle of Veg Oil. Definatly throw some excitement into the monotony of the day.

I'd be among those in the fight....but I'd win....

A cubie of veg oil doesn't get you very far in a 300SD though.....I used up a 64oz juice bottle of soy oil/RUG mix in less than 10 miles....so its about 18-20mpg tops.... not that good. A golf tdi could probably squeeze 40mpg out of the sams soy....
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It seems to be going up a few cents a week in my area. $2.7ish last I filled up, I think today it was $2.82. So in another month or so we should see $3. I wouldn't be at all surprised by $4 come Sep/Oct.
Diesel fuel in Ventura County California April 7, 2006: $3.19 at 76 station.
Low as $2.85 at a Shell station.
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Old 04-12-2006, 02:16 AM
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Prices just went up here in Grand Rapids again, regular: 2.89, mid: 2.99, prem: 3.09! and its still april!!

Diesel: between 2.69 and 2.89, generally seems to be 2.74 or 2.79 at most stations, but less than gas!!

I also have about 9ish gallons of sams soy oil laying around....I may just dump it right on in....coldest its getting around here now is the upper 40's at night...and 70ish in the day....

My tank is getting down there....probably only about 8gals left right now....I could make the jump to sams oil soon if not now.....I also have a resturant in sights that I may be able to get wvo from....its an asian buffet! I'm going to check it out......
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Old 04-12-2006, 02:50 AM
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What month this year will diesel hit $5.50 per gallon?
It will happen on 5/9/06 at 1AM eastern time. Am I right? We'll find out...
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Diesel fuel in Ventura County California April 7, 2006: $3.19 at 76 station.
Low as $2.85 at a Shell station.
Here in Santa Barbara - cheapest is $2.99 at the Shell . Even regular gas is $3 and up now.

Someone already answered your earlier question, but I'll add that I've run my car on Costco's soy oil plenty often without adding a thing. Adding gas tends to make the exhaust smell pretty unpleasant; I'd just mix it with a bit of normal diesel fuel if anything.

Are there any "cheap" (obviously in a relative sense) stations that sell diesel right off the 101 in Ventura anymore? I used to stop at that station on Seaward when I had to (but damn, it was definitely NOT cheap) but the last couple times I went by it was closed.

It would be nice to know, since there's no diesel to be had between Ventura and Santa Barbara at all (well, La Conchita has a diesel pump but the one time I stopped by they weren't very friendly).

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