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Old 02-25-2008, 03:42 PM
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Until diesel cost 25% more than regular..you are still ahead of the game. It is all about energy content per gallon.
Except our engines waste some of that, because they don't get 25% better mileage than an equivalent size gasser engine....
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:52 PM
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...$3.79 a gallon here in Media, Pa. I'm gonna have to start trading my kids for fuel!!!
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:00 PM
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I can still remember when I first got my car I could do a full fill-up for like $23-26....now its about $60-70! And thats only in 4 years! Thats a 250% increase in fuel costs, but my income has only gone up about 35% since then. (poor college student)
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:24 PM
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the brits are paying 12.86 pounds per litre of petrol...

Now.. thats insanse
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:31 PM
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$3.86 gal this week for D2 at the station I use in Walnut Creek (Bay Area), CA.

Glad that work pays for it (part of employment contract) and that I don't.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:36 PM
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RUG $2.95 to $3.09
Diesel $3.33 to $3.57

WVO. . .priceless
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:46 PM
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anyone ever think diesel will ever be less than RUG again?

Boston area:
RUG - $2.99-$3.09
Diesel - $3.59-$3.79
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:13 PM
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$80 fillup

The SD took 22+ gallons at $3.55 for a fillup cost of $80. Ouch. I don't even want to think about my conversion van with the 35 gal tank.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:34 PM
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the brits are paying 12.86 pounds per litre of petrol...

Now.. thats insanse
Not even close... http://www.petrolprices.com/ shows an average of 104.9 pence per liter (i.e., 1.049 pounds per liter). Still painful though... 3.785 liters to 1 USG and 1.966 pounds to 1 USD => $7.81 / gallon.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:37 PM
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Not even close... http://www.petrolprices.com/ shows an average of 104.9 pence per liter (i.e., 1.049 pounds per liter). Still painful though...
12.86 pounds per liter would be about $25 a liter or about $75 a gallon.

1.049 pounds per liter is still insane....thats over $2.25 a liter....so like $7+ a gallon.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:38 PM
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anyone ever think diesel will ever be less than RUG again?
Nope.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:24 PM
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The SD took 22+ gallons at $3.55 for a fillup cost of $80. Ouch. I don't even want to think about my conversion van with the 35 gal tank.

I do that every 3-4 days. But around 19 gal. at 3.80+
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:46 PM
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I paid $3/gal even for commercial B99 biodiesel here in Houston this weekend. I still see signs for dinodiesel at about $3.20, higher if you're closer to downtown.

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Old 02-25-2008, 07:07 PM
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the brits are paying 12.86 pounds per litre of petrol...

Now.. thats insanse
Decimal displaced as thats about 100.00 per us gallon. Move the decimal and you are around 10.00 per gallon. Bad enough.
Do not let current energy prices distract you from considering what may change over the long haul and how it may afect your family. Change is relentless.
I notice here in Canada that food, insurance and many other things have lept upward reciently. If you are not keeping up think about it.
My choice for now being retired was to increase my income. Not always possible with the general state of industry, buisiness and the economy. If that where not possible I might have had to considered lowering my standard of living.
Downsizing is the buzzword I believe. Must be close to getting harder for many young families. There is no real gain or upside from seeing our assets appreciate either. Just makes more people struggle in my opinion.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:12 PM
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anyone ever think diesel will ever be less than RUG again?

Boston area:
RUG - $2.99-$3.09
Diesel - $3.59-$3.79
Unless there is some giant conspiracy. When the northern heating season has passed it should drop back in comparison to regular gas.
God help us if they have decided to charge us more because in theory or folk lore we get better economy on diesel fuel.
Plus I have to wonder if it may be a strategic move to give the american producers time to enter the diesel car market bigtime.
The differential in fuel costs if large enough might discourage mass purchase of forein diesel cars for awhile. We may be paying to enhance survivability of our industies a little. If the japanese released masses of diesel cars in say a year I think it might finish killing the so called big three. They may be doomed anyways. Remember the japanese will give no absolute accurate date the flood begins. It would kill their gas car sales if I read the market right. People would take a wait and see stance prior to a decision. Talk about paranoia.

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