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Old 04-26-2016, 02:01 PM   #21
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Here in Texas we can get diesel about $.45/ liter ($1.68/gal. tax included). That still leaves a lot of profit to the producers since a barrel of oil is 42 gallons and is running around $45/barrel. That means the crude oil cost the producer a little over $1.00/ gal ($0.28/ liter Canadian). Your price reflects a 200% cost in taxes, refining, transportation and profit. I don't think the producers are losing money but I am glade to see the prices coming down.
Yea the corporate level bigwigs and share holders are always gonna make money. Even if it means that they have to lay-off and/or cut hours of the folks "on the ground" Its a roller coaster career for those folks without a doubt.

Trust me I love cheap fuel but when it affects family members lively hood then it becomes a double edge sword.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:21 PM   #22
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Better stay in Canada cross the line and prices swap Later RJD
Diesel in Socal has been cheaper than gas for almost a year.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:31 PM   #23
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What worries me is gov'ts see the lower fuel prices, and will want to tax it more when we're currently fat and happy. It is all of jobs to mind the store, otherwise we turn even more socialistic than Canada. This should be a good travel camping season due to lower fuel prices. Happy travels. I love the guy who drives 7 miles to beat his home government out of the crazy tax structure in his area of Canada, kudos.
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In the mid-2000's, I was shopping for a truck and considering a diesel. At that point, history told us that in the summer months diesel would normally be cheaper than gasoline. Since I was buying the truck to be used mostly for summer vacations with an RV, I used that pricing history to help justify the (then) $5000 premium for a diesel engine. Needless to say, I got that shaft on that one. From seemingly the very day I bought my truck, diesel never again dropped below gas....until now!


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Old 04-26-2016, 03:35 PM   #25
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It is a huge regional thing. Here on Cape Cod diesel is $2.19 a gallon, regular unleaded is $2.13 a gallon.

Las year a friend and I took a 9k mile trip across the country. He has a diesel, I have gas. Heading west, somewhere about the Mississippi River, prices flipped. Diesel became cheap and gas was more expensive.
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In the mid-2000's, I was shopping for a truck and considering a diesel. At that point, history told us that in the summer months diesel would normally be cheaper than gasoline. Since I was buying the truck to be used mostly for summer vacations with an RV, I used that pricing history to help justify the (then) $5000 premium for a diesel engine. Needless to say, I got that shaft on that one. From seemingly the very day I bought my truck, diesel never again dropped below gas....until now!


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If you were trading that diesel today you would get more than a $5k premium if in decent condition. Diesel option on my 2016 F250 was $8440.

Gas here $1.87 Diesel $1.95.
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:54 PM   #27
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If you were trading that diesel today you would get more than a $5k premium if in decent condition. Diesel option on my 2016 F250 was $8440.

Gas here $1.87 Diesel $1.95.
Hmmm. I've heard this a lot. It may be true, I may be misinterpreting.

BUT..........

The diesel 'option' for the Duramax was around $8K, yes. I don't remember exactly. BUT, it's not fair (IMHO) to state that as the gross additional initial cost of a diesel engine............because, the V8 gas engine is also an additional cost, or most of them are. The base is either a 6 cyl or the small V8 (not sure, but one of them), so getting a 'normal' V8 also costs something extra.
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:19 PM   #28
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Here in Green Bay Diesel is $2.19 with Reg UnLead Gas at $2.15 too.

Either way, barley put a dent in the tank with a whole 28 mile round trip last weekend.

Off to the Chicago area next weekend. I'm sure their prices are high.

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One can buy a lot of gasoline for the $8,000 premium price to have ones truck equipped with a diesel....even if ones diesel makes 30% better fuel mileage. Okay, here comes the rant about pulling power!!!
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One can buy a lot of gasoline for the $8,000 premium price to have ones truck equipped with a diesel....even if ones diesel makes 30% better fuel mileage. Okay, here comes the rant about pulling power!!!

No need to rant about pulling power. That option rarely depreciates! $8440 on my 16 F250 and will probably be more on the '18 Ford I buy, but only going diesel.
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