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Old 11-05-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Help!!! .... need fuel.

I fueled up my truck two days ago at my local Pilot/FlyingJ and wondered why diesel prices are going through the roof, only to see on the news last night that we are running out diesel due to the lack of some additive (forgot what it was) that is in short supply here at our refinery plant in Edmonton and it is effecting fuel supply in Western Canada. It may be up to two weeks before supplies are adequate and in the meantime the oil companies are gouging the consumers by raising prices on what little supply we have. I guess I will just leave my truck in the garage and have my wife drive me around.

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Old 11-05-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Yesterday diesel was 3.76 here. Reg gas was 3.28. Seems like they always find a reason to raise diesel in Winter, usually they use the "heating oil is in short supply excuse". Now its an additive.

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Old 11-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #3
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Back in the 90's we chose the diesel just because it had better gas mileage (no internet with google back then to know what we know now about power LOL) and diesel was way cheaper. It turned out a good choice as we wound up with a heavier 5'er. Truck/5'er was ultimately sold and we didn't camp for a few years.

Couple years back, time to buy a new truck with the idea of using it as a second vehicle (maybe two+ "fill-ups" in a month). Saw diesel prices were way more than the regular gas. We weren't full timing so decided on the lighter tt and a 1/2 ton. Diesel prices are UNREAL.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:57 PM   #4
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Diesel here in Parker Az is $3.87. That is less than we paid all the way from Idaho. Most stops were in the $4.00 range.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:33 PM   #5
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We toured Ireland this spring and found diesel to less than gas by a fair bit. But then we were paying around $7 for a gal of diesel. I'm getting just south of 10 mpg while towing and just south of 20 mpg while not towing. We're only pulling a touch under 5k lbs with a Ford Expedition 5.4. For now I'm happy to pay but it'll get worse. Eventually we'll figure out how to pull a TT with a Prius, eventually, maybe.

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Old 11-06-2011, 12:26 AM   #6
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Here in Rockport, TX I saw regular gas today for $3.08. Diesel was $3.59, I think. Didn't pay too much attention to the diesel price because I recently traded my Dodge Ram 2500/Cummins for a Ram 1500 with the HEMI engine. Glad I did, too. The new truck pulls my trailer just fine, and mileage is as good as the diesel was.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:40 PM   #7
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$4.149 in Niland Ca and at home in Saskatoon Sask its $1.259/Liter. (x3.8 for a US gallon)
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:40 PM   #8
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I see in Yuma that diesel is going for $3.80 a gallon at Fry's and you get a further reduction if you buy groceries. We are paying $120.9 a liter here right now due to the shortage of some additive. I hope this has cleared up in the next week, but then there is always an excuse from the companies when prices go up. That excuse book must be getting quite big by now.

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