Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-10-2012, 11:47 AM   #51
Senior Member
 
dretired's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,037
And today... on Good Morning America..It was reported that Gas prices should continue to fall to as low as $3 per gallon soon...Thats great !! but what about diesel dropping some also ??
__________________

__________________
2014 Crusader 325 TE....2012.. F 250.. Supercab XLT, 4x2 , diesel....days camped 2011 ... 28.... days camped 2012...115 ... days camped 2013...155...2014...171 and counting
dretired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:28 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
rattleNsmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Western Connecticut
Posts: 1,571
Our F'n state governor bumped the diesel road tax another .05/gal last summer. We pay .80/gal in road taxes now and price at the pump averages $4.29/gal. It's BS! It's killing the private contractors.
__________________

__________________
2010 Cedar Creek 5th Wheel 34SATS "The Beast"
2006 Ford F350 Lariat 6.0L Diesel
2003 Harley Heritage Softail "Hogzilla"
1986 Marriage to "Wifey" (patience of a saint)
rattleNsmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #53
Camper Less Camping
 
Cajun Po-Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NW
Posts: 3,642
Fortunately, I enjoy driving my diesel truck so much I honestly don't sweat the prices at the pump ($4/gal) here.

Now when I had a gasser, I always complained about gas prices THOUGH I pay more for diesel fuel now, think the constant sound of my turbo spooling up has numbed my fuel price senses!

On a serious note, I can still buy food off the $1 menu at McD's as when it first was advertised over 10 yrs ago but can't buy my fuel at prices from the same era...go figure ;(
__________________
2013 Sabre 32RCTS-6 (sold)
Family of 4 whose always on the GEAUX!
Cajun Po-Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 04:11 PM   #54
Senior Member
 
dretired's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,037
Quote:
Originally Posted by rattleNsmoke View Post
Our F'n state governor bumped the diesel road tax another .05/gal last summer. We pay .80/gal in road taxes now and price at the pump averages $4.29/gal. It's BS! It's killing the private contractors.
Its hurting ALL of us. Higher prices at the supermarkets..and airfare...and ..shipping costs in general.. just cant see why... if gasoline prices go down ..should diesel prices stay where it was 6 months ago ??
__________________
2014 Crusader 325 TE....2012.. F 250.. Supercab XLT, 4x2 , diesel....days camped 2011 ... 28.... days camped 2012...115 ... days camped 2013...155...2014...171 and counting
dretired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #55
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,154
I am sure it has a lot to do with the refining process and available tank storage space.

This time of year the equipment used to refine diesel is busy making home heating oil. (very similar to #2 diesel and uses much of the same equipment)

Additionally, home heating oil does not need the follow on processing to remove sulfur like ULS Diesel does. That process is very expensive in equipment time and has bumped the price of diesel forever.

Gasoline Blends (I remember reading there are 55 different federal or state mandated blends of gasoline - Are there really 55 different blends of gasoline required in the US? - Democratic Underground ) also complicate the issue and result in large variations of price across the country as blend levels and demand on those blends fluctuate during the year.

For example filling your storage tanks with summer blend and guessing wrong on demand results in not enough storage for the winter blends and a resultant shortage later in the winter if demand stresses the available supply.

No expert; just what I think might explain it.
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
dretired's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,037
AAhh..ok.. thanks Herk7769
__________________
2014 Crusader 325 TE....2012.. F 250.. Supercab XLT, 4x2 , diesel....days camped 2011 ... 28.... days camped 2012...115 ... days camped 2013...155...2014...171 and counting
dretired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 07:13 PM   #57
Oklahoma Proud
 
MillerTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: central OK
Posts: 2,774
Coming home from work today, got gas in my car for $2.869, and east of OKC on I-40 I saw diesel @ $3.589 gal. And if course I just got diesel for like $3.84 a few days ago.
__________________
MillerTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:08 PM   #58
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by MillerTime View Post
Coming home from work today, got gas in my car for $2.869, and east of OKC on I-40 I saw diesel @ $3.589 gal. And if course I just got diesel for like $3.84 a few days ago.
4.69 for diesel just down the street
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:14 PM   #59
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
TURBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,336
3.88 in eastern Iowa today

3.77 lowest I seen on gas buddy app near me.
__________________
TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:15 PM   #60
Oklahoma Proud
 
MillerTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: central OK
Posts: 2,774
Wow! I haven't payed anything like that since right before the oil bust of '08. Then it was about $5, But we are right in the middle of oil and nat. gas country.
__________________

__________________
MillerTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 AM.