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Old 04-29-2001, 10:40 PM
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I don't know about elsewhere but diesel has suddenly become the cheap alternative to gas. For the longest time diesel was priced between regular unleaded and premium. Now it's cheaper than reg. I just filled up at truck/car stop, diesel was $1.47 and 87 octane gasoline was $1.53. My other car requires 91 oct. or higher, and around here that's running about $1.65 a gal. So I think I'll be driving the old diesel more.

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Old 04-30-2001, 12:21 AM
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I filled-up both cars tonight ... #2 was a $1.26 per gallon ... regular leadless was $1.57 per gallon at the same station .
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Old 04-30-2001, 09:29 AM
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$1.26 for diesel!!!!Where do you live, I'm moving. Gas/diesel prices have alot to do with taxes. NJ usually has low gas prices, for the Northeast. I remmember a couple of years ago, driving North to CT. On the NJ turnpike up near NY, superunleaded was a $1.35. Also in NJ the law is you can't pump your own gas, it "full service" at all stations. Anyways, when we got to CT the prices jumped a bit. Regular unleaded was at the time, $1.42 and that was self serve. Super unleaded was something like $1.65. Again this was a couple of years ago, CT has very high gas taxes. Diesel as I understand it, doesn't get taxed the same, so maybe that's why it's still cheaper.
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Old 04-30-2001, 01:38 PM
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In Columbia, SC (state gas tax in SC is 16 cents/gallon) diesel is now in high 1.20's and regular gas around 1.50.

Here diesel is cheaper in spring/summer and more expensive in fall/winter. Perhaps due to refinery operation and a closer relationship between diesel and home heating oil. Also summer vacation season pushes gas consumption...and we all know about the old supply and demand curves. Don't know but like the current setup.

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Old 04-30-2001, 08:34 PM
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Here in LA Diesel has been around $1.68 - $1.69 lately, and thats pretty good, usually its higher, but I still I was paying $1.26 like some of you guys.
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L.A. Prices in Missouri

Hard to believe that we're paying the same price for gas as the folks from California $1.69 for cheap grade gas and $1.44 to $1.49 for diesel. Seems like the Midwest is getting it in the backside once again, without the lube.

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Old 05-02-2001, 01:10 AM
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Along the I-5 corridor from Kettleman City to Santa Nella, Calif. the Diesel is running + or - $1.50. The regular gas is right at $2.00. Forty miles North/East in Modesto the regular could be as much as twenty cents cheaper. The only Diesel I could ever find there was at the high price, big names and it's always out of sight.
It wasn't too long ago that the Diesel was a dime to fifteen cents more.
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Old 05-02-2001, 09:29 PM
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Eastern Pennsylvania prices of gas have jumped about 15 cents a gallon, while diesel changed from not at all to at most eight cents a gallon.
The cheapest name brand fuel, Hess 87, is $1.569, 91 is $1.649, and 93 SUL is $1.719. The same station was at 1.399 for unleaded not long ago, with premium around $1.569...
Diesel ranges from $1.40 in New Jersey just across the river to $1.499 at a truck stop not too far away, with local prices around $1.55 or so. Even the expensive Gulf premium diesel is holding at $1.739 for a month or more, while the same station's gas prices are now $1.699, $1.799, and $1.899 for 87, 89 and 93 respectively. Texaco Premium diesel at the truck stop is $1.599.
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A $0.35 to $0.40 price difference between diesel and reg. unlead here.
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Since I started this thread I found even cheaper diesel. In the next town over, I found a Mobil station selling diesel for $1.33. This station sees alot of truck business, being it is right down the road from the NJ turnpike. Super unleaded at the same station is running $1.73.
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I was just on a long trip, from Texas to Illinois. Prices ranged between $1.28 and $1.69, needless to say I didn't stop at the higher stations. Most prices averaged around $1.35. The diesel that was $1.69 was still $.10 cheaper than regular.
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In Grand Rapids, MI diesel is winning by 35 cents (149-184)
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wait till July if what they say about three dollar a gallon gas is right and if diesel dose the same there's going to be a great number of truckers on the rampage! But if diesel is much lower than gas then all those suv owners that give diesel cars dirty looks because they sound odd at idel !Well
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Interesting that diesel fuel hasn't increased in price in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. It's beginning to look like diesel is finally cheaper than all grades of gasoline at most stations. For the last couple years, diesel was usually more than unleaded plus but cheaper than premium. It'll be interesting to see what happens to diesel prices this winter.

I just filled up with Sunoco premium diesel (at Line Lexington, PA) for $1.469, while the same station's unleaded regular was $1.669. Highest premium I saw today was $1.899. Cheapest premium is still close to $1.75 here.
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$1.359 Citgo Diesel in Phillipsburg NJ

Yep, the price of diesel *dropped* two cents a gallon in Phillipsburg NJ. Several stations along Rt 22 are selling diesel at $1.359, although Citgo and Hess are the only name-brand stations at this price. Not bad, considering unleaded regular *starts* around $1.619 and goes up from there. Suddenly diesel *is* a cheap alternative to gas, once again, should I say?

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