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Old 04-26-2016, 06:56 PM   #31
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Diesel vs Gas

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I payed $2.52 US/ US Gallon for Diesel.

Gas was $3.09 USD/ US Gallon

I say Diesel Trucks Rule!!


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If you drive a sports car or add some Premium to the Ecoboost that is $3.69 USD/ US Gallon

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Diesel fuel production competes with home heating and jet fuel and therefore tends to be more expensive in the winter when hone heating fuel is in demands. Diesel fuel is normally cheaper than gas most of the year in Canada but this is not always the case in the US.

Canadian fuel is almost always more expensive than US purchased fuel even if it's produced in Canada. This is mainly because of road and sales taxes applied at the pumps to provide free health care and cheaper education and road construction and maintenance. The Canadian dollar is normally less than the US dollar which helps to equalize the cost for Americans travelling to Canada.

Running trucks on Diesel fuel in the US and Canada generally works out to be about 20% cheaper particularly when pulling trailers and climbing hills. Diesel engines cost $5000 to $10,000 more than gas engines. It works out to be almost a wash cost wise except diesels require less maintenance and last forever. It's is great to have the diesel tork when climbing hills and the additional safety factor of being able to pour on the fuel and get yourself out of traffic situations saving your life and those of the fool trying to pass you unsafely.
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:05 PM   #32
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Why is your fuel costs still sky high compared to the US. Are your taxes that punishing. It doesn't make sense, your oil reserves are huge. What gives?
Even higher here on the East coast...lots of oil in Western Canada but here in the East it comes on tankers from Venezuela
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