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Old 10-08-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
Agave
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Historical Price of Diesel

I haven't owned my diesel truck long enough to form an opinion, so I'm
asking those who have...

Forgetting about the prices in the last year or so, but historically,
even taking account seasonal fluctuations, haven't diesel prices always
been at least $0.10 less than regular gasoline?

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Old 10-08-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Historical Price of Diesel

Agave wrote:
> I haven't owned my diesel truck long enough to form an opinion, so I'm
> asking those who have...
>
> Forgetting about the prices in the last year or so, but historically,
> even taking account seasonal fluctuations, haven't diesel prices always
> been at least $0.10 less than regular gasoline?
>



More like 20 to 30 cents at times until last year. Right now it is 60
cents more than gas and all last winter it was 40 to 60 cents more here.
I look for it to be about a buck more than gas this winter and even more
if it is cold. Heating oil demand is up for industry as Bush pushed for
more oil fired power plants (instead of coal) that are coming on line
and that use same fuel stock and more diesels are on the road too. I do
not think that diesel will ever be cheaper than gas again long term. The
writting is on the wall.

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Old 10-09-2005, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Historical Price of Diesel

in the northeast, , it would go up in winter, and down in summer to prevent
people from using cheaper diesel instead of home heating oil. 5 years ago,
gas was $1.50-1.60/gal, and diesel was around $.80-.90/gal. now it is $2.75
for gas, and $2.67 for diesel
"TheSnoMan" <admin@snoman.com> wrote in message
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> Agave wrote:
> > I haven't owned my diesel truck long enough to form an opinion, so I'm
> > asking those who have...
> >
> > Forgetting about the prices in the last year or so, but historically,
> > even taking account seasonal fluctuations, haven't diesel prices always
> > been at least $0.10 less than regular gasoline?
> >

>
>
> More like 20 to 30 cents at times until last year. Right now it is 60
> cents more than gas and all last winter it was 40 to 60 cents more here.
> I look for it to be about a buck more than gas this winter and even more
> if it is cold. Heating oil demand is up for industry as Bush pushed for
> more oil fired power plants (instead of coal) that are coming on line
> and that use same fuel stock and more diesels are on the road too. I do
> not think that diesel will ever be cheaper than gas again long term. The
> writting is on the wall.
>
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Historical Price of Diesel

Thanks for all of the replies so far.

"...it would go up in winter, and down in summer to prevent people from
using cheaper diesel instead of home heating oil..." Wow, enough people
could get diesel into their home heating oil tanks to justify the powers
that be to raise the price of diesel above heating oil in the Winter? I
always figured it was just increased demand that drove the price up.

..tom wrote:

>in the northeast, , it would go up in winter, and down in summer to prevent
>people from using cheaper diesel instead of home heating oil. 5 years ago,
>gas was $1.50-1.60/gal, and diesel was around $.80-.90/gal. now it is $2.75
>for gas, and $2.67 for diesel
>"TheSnoMan" <admin@snoman.com> wrote in message
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>>Agave wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I haven't owned my diesel truck long enough to form an opinion, so I'm
>>>asking those who have...
>>>
>>>Forgetting about the prices in the last year or so, but historically,
>>>even taking account seasonal fluctuations, haven't diesel prices always
>>>been at least $0.10 less than regular gasoline?
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>More like 20 to 30 cents at times until last year. Right now it is 60
>>cents more than gas and all last winter it was 40 to 60 cents more here.
>>I look for it to be about a buck more than gas this winter and even more
>>if it is cold. Heating oil demand is up for industry as Bush pushed for
>>more oil fired power plants (instead of coal) that are coming on line
>>and that use same fuel stock and more diesels are on the road too. I do
>>not think that diesel will ever be cheaper than gas again long term. The
>>writting is on the wall.
>>
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>>
>>

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Old 10-09-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Historical Price of Diesel

On Sun, 9 Oct 2005 07:48:05 -0400, "tom" <tjctransport@optonline.net>
wrote:

>in the northeast, , it would go up in winter, and down in summer to prevent
>people from using cheaper diesel instead of home heating oil. 5 years ago,
>gas was $1.50-1.60/gal, and diesel was around $.80-.90/gal. now it is $2.75
>for gas, and $2.67 for diesel


Sept 19, 2001, I paid $1.06/gallon for 87 octane.. I know this
because that was the day I picked up my new truck and only got a half
tank of gas with it. Gas has more than tripled in the 49 months since
then.


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Old 10-10-2005, 02:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Historical Price of Diesel

> Forgetting about the prices in the last year or so, but historically,
> even taking account seasonal fluctuations, haven't diesel prices always
> been at least $0.10 less than regular gasoline?


In some places..depends on the tax structure


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Old 10-10-2005, 05:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Historical Price of Diesel

Rudy wrote:
>>Forgetting about the prices in the last year or so, but historically,
>>even taking account seasonal fluctuations, haven't diesel prices always
>>been at least $0.10 less than regular gasoline?

>
>
> In some places..depends on the tax structure
>
>


I just bought 20 gallons of diesel for a dozer I have been using this
weekend and the cheapest I could find was 3.19/gal. Gas was 2.61/gal.I
look for gass to be around 2.50 to 275 this winter here and diesel to be
around 3.50/gallon give or take bssed on futures market.



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