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Old 03-15-2002, 07:10 AM
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Thumbs up Diesel Cheaper than Gasoline !!!

Almost overnight gasolene prices have shot up in my area, while diesel has gone up about two cents/gallon. Diesel fuel is now cheaper at many places (locally) than all grades of gasolene.

Benefits of a warm winter?

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Old 03-15-2002, 07:54 AM
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Diesel $1.21.9; unleaded regular $1.39.9 in West Michigan
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Old 03-15-2002, 10:52 AM
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lets get a poll going of diesel prices.
California , roseville the cheapest place 1.49
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Old 03-15-2002, 10:57 AM
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Gilroy, diesel $1.34, 87 octane gas, $1.49. prices jumped here about 20 cents per gallon in 2 weeks. 2 months ago, diesel was $1.16.

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Old 03-15-2002, 10:58 AM
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1.12 yesterday at large truckstop

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Old 03-15-2002, 11:36 AM
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Culpeper, VA $1.15 diesel/$1.15 Regular "East Coast" Last week Texaco $1.19 High Test (45 Cetane). Haven't had to fill up since the price jump so don't know what it is now.
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Old 03-15-2002, 11:36 AM
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Lower Westchester NY: $1.29 for Mobil regular gas, $1.59 for Hess 42 cetane diesel. Yikes!

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Old 03-15-2002, 11:46 AM
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Los Angeles Ca. My last fill up was at $1.33/gal at the cheap chevron station by the freeway. They are always the cheapest in town by about 10 to 15 cents. It is $1.49/gal at Mobil. I've noticed that it is usually close to the price of super unleaded around here.
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Old 03-15-2002, 11:49 AM
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At a mom & pop store here in Redwood CIty (San Francisco area), diesel's $1.43 a gallon and 87 g@$ is the same price.

Most other places, diesel's more like $1.45 to $1.49 a gallon, with 87 being a bit above that mark...

No complaints here...except for my two Fords "only" getting 15mpg...
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Old 03-15-2002, 12:16 PM
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San Francisco (City) $1.59 diesel. $1.49 reg unleaded (Chevron). In ten years I don't think I've ever seen diesel cheaper than reg unleaded, except maybe at some Central Valey truckstop.
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Old 03-15-2002, 02:04 PM
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You guys don't know when your well off!!

London,United Kingdom over $4 US a gallon thats roughly what we pay.I love driving my Merc so much that I try not to look how much a gallon costs me now, so this price might be a little low 'cos I haven't compared prices for awhile.Bear
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Old 03-15-2002, 02:16 PM
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I'll throw in my diesel price for Chicago, IL.
Last I checked it was 1.49 but it could be more now. Anyway it was as expensive as premium gas in my area.
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Old 03-15-2002, 02:29 PM
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Lately I've been glancing at diesel prices, and it it a good 15% cheaper then gasoline in the Toronto area, and has been like this since I started paying attention to it two weeks ago.

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Old 03-15-2002, 03:35 PM
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In my area, Texas Hill Country, unleaded regular is $1.16.9, diesel at local truck stop is $1.17.9. Most places are higher.

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Old 03-15-2002, 06:18 PM
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Same here....

Diesel now cheaper than gas as of this week.

Diesel is $1.20 (truck stop 11 miles away from me)
Gas i paid was cheapest i could find today......$1.29

This is from columbus, ohio.

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