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Old 05-05-2018, 11:51 AM   #1
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First Diesel Price over $3

Was just on I40 west of Little Rock and saw a diesel fuel price of $3.04.

Hadn't seen it that high in Arkansas for years. Buying it at $2.69 in Hot Springs, today.
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:55 AM   #2
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Still too high but better than here. Been paying over $3.69 for months! State fuel tax increase hasn't helped
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:38 PM   #3
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Why the sudden jump in diesel prices? It should be going down because winter is over and heating oil consumption is decreasing.

I paid 2.79 on Monday, 2.94 on Wednesday and topped off my wife's diesel SUV for $3.04 on Friday. WTH is going on?
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Old 05-05-2018, 02:05 PM   #4
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Near me in De it just went down 10 cents a gallon.
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Old 05-05-2018, 04:06 PM   #5
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Pretty much over $3 in UT, ID and MT on a recent trip. I would not be surprised to see it over $4 in WA and OR this summer.
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Old 05-06-2018, 12:28 PM   #6
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Still too high but better than here. Been paying over $3.69 for months! State fuel tax increase hasn't helped
X2, must be in CA. Also I started getting my vehicle registrations and they are all up over $100 from last year.
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Old 05-06-2018, 12:31 PM   #7
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Why the sudden jump in diesel prices? It should be going down because winter is over and heating oil consumption is decreasing.

I paid 2.79 on Monday, 2.94 on Wednesday and topped off my wife's diesel SUV for $3.04 on Friday. WTH is going on?
But the economy is starting to rebound and the transportation sector is sucking up more diesel. We have come into a situation where there isn't enough trucks to move what needs to be moved. The industry is at virtually 100% capacity. Every truck available is working. And the big demand is to get even more qualified drivers so that even more trucks can get in the game. I go thru about 20,000 gallons of diesel a year in just my semi truck. So you can guess how much demand for diesel is going on with the increased demand for trucks.

The RV/TT sector is saying a significant increase in RV production. Someone has to deliver those MH's and TT's. That is going to suck up more fuel than previous years.

Then you add that construction is up year over year. More infrastructure work on roads and bridges also. That leads to a perfect storm in terms of high fuel prices.
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But the economy is starting to rebound and the transportation sector is sucking up more diesel. We have come into a situation where there isn't enough trucks to move what needs to be moved. The industry is at virtually 100% capacity. Every truck available is working. And the big demand is to get even more qualified drivers so that even more trucks can get in the game. I go thru about 20,000 gallons of diesel a year in just my semi truck. So you can guess how much demand for diesel is going on with the increased demand for trucks.

The RV/TT sector is saying a significant increase in RV production. Someone has to deliver those MH's and TT's. That is going to suck up more fuel than previous years.

Then you add that construction is up year over year. More infrastructure work on roads and bridges also. That leads to a perfect storm in terms of high fuel prices.
That makes sense to me. I've seen about a .40 cents jump here in N. NV.
I've been trying to hire help for improvements on my new home and everyone is swamped with work in the various trades.
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Saw regular unleaded at $2.69, diesel at $2.79 in NC yesterday.
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:29 PM   #10
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All we can do here is hope for $3.04 per gallon diesel fuel. I just fuelled today at $1.18 per litre or $5.39 per gallon with no sign of relief in site.
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