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Old 02-11-2013, 11:34 PM   #101
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Filled my 250 gallon heating oil tank today at $4.05 per gallon.
It lasts about 2 months this time of year.

When we moved here in 1985, heating oil was $0.75 per gallon
Wow - you still heat with oil? I didn't think anyone did that anymore.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:07 AM   #102
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Can anyone tell me... a reason why diesel fuel should be .40-.50 cents per gallon more in price vs.reg un-leaded gasoline..when i bought my F250 last May ..prices were.. on average here in Michigan .05 cents apart ??
And now..The National news television channels report " Gas prices to rise for summer blend of gasoline "...Maybe i missed it has the start of summer been moved back to Feburary 10th ?? Are we NOT still seeing blizzards ?? And oh..... by the way...What in the !@$*&$! would "summer blend gasoline " prices have to do with the pricing on diesel fuel ???
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We are in Portugal for 2 months, Diesel is $7.52 US Gallon right now.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:54 AM   #104
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We are in Portugal for 2 months, Diesel is $7.52 US Gallon right now.
Here in Little Portugal (Fall River MA) , it is $4.07 a gal. Up 0.18 in a week or so.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:24 AM   #105
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In most places in the northern tier states, ULS Diesel has a summer and winter blend as well. Winter blend has anti-gel additives and #1 Diesel added to the blend so it flows better in the engine. I understand summer Blend has anti-algae additives and stuff to keep water in suspension.

You can burn Winter Blend in the summer, but the reverse is not true when the temps get below freezing.
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Wow - you still heat with oil? I didn't think anyone did that anymore.
Around my parts, you have dozens of companies to choose from to get oil delivered.... And they are busy
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:34 AM   #107
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$4.25 buy me but gas is $3.89
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:35 AM   #108
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every year about this time i start seeing the "price of diesel"posts on various websites.

when it's cold more heating oil used and since it is very close to the specs of diesel diesel prices go up.

since 2007 when new emissions laws went into effect-diesel has not been the bargain versus gasoline it used to be.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:05 AM   #109
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Filled my 250 gallon heating oil tank today at $4.05 per gallon.
It lasts about 2 months this time of year.

When we moved here in 1985, heating oil was $0.75 per gallon
$1000 for 2 months of heat? You need to get rid of that system.
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$3.79 here...Loudon TN
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$1000 for 2 months of heat? You need to get rid of that system.

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Old 02-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #112
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You can burn Winter Blend in the summer, but the reverse is not true when the temps get below freezing.
Not entirely true Lou,

You just need to put some additives in like Texas Refinery DZL Pep Artic or a similar product from any numer of companies like Power Service etc. I use DZL Pep Artic and John Deere fuel prep products personally but everyone has their favourite. The JD product needs to be mixed before the fuel reaches it's cloud point temp wise. We get into the high -30's and never an issue.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:09 PM   #113
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Not entirely true Lou,

You just need to put some additives in like Texas Refinery DZL Pep Artic or a similar product from any numer of companies like Power Service etc. I use DZL Pep Artic and John Deere fuel prep products personally but everyone has their favourite. The JD product needs to be mixed before the fuel reaches it's cloud point temp wise. We get into the high -30's and never an issue.
What the Captain meant was "without adding your own additives."
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:28 PM   #114
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Fleet Owner magazine says diesel prices are up 18.1 cents per gallon from where the were at the end of January, and over 16 cents per gallon higher than they were this same week in 2012.

Price spike continues for diesel and gasoline | Fuel content from Fleet Owner

Remember back during the "oil crisis" of the 1970's when service stations couldn't arbitrarily raise their prices without justification? Now, it seems nobody in a "official" capacity cares what they do.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:43 PM   #115
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Fleet Owner magazine says diesel prices are up 18.1 cents per gallon from where the were at the end of January, and over 16 cents per gallon higher than they were this same week in 2012.

Price spike continues for diesel and gasoline | Fuel content from Fleet Owner

Remember back during the "oil crisis" of the 1970's when service stations couldn't arbitrarily raise their prices without justification? Now, it seems nobody in a "official" capacity cares what they do.
I can tell you, it's not the service station owners that control the price of gas. Ever buy 10,000 gallons of gas for $3.89 and then have the price of gas fall to $3.59 for a couple weeks? The same also works in reverse, but we consider it a good month when you break even selling gas! The oil companies and market control gas prices.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:56 PM   #116
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I can tell you, it's not the service station owners that control the price of gas. Ever buy 10,000 gallons of gas for $3.89 and then have the price of gas fall to $3.59 for a couple weeks? The same also works in reverse, but we consider it a good month when you break even selling gas! The oil companies and market control gas prices.
I'm not intending to beat up individual station operators ...I know they don't control the Chicago Rack Prices.
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I was sure you knew, but we have people come in that practically cuss us out because of the price of gas, like it's our fault. My brother deals with it day in and day out. He only sells gas to attract people to the real money makers, Beer and Cigarettes.
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Fleet Owner magazine says diesel prices are up 18.1 cents per gallon from where the were at the end of January, and over 16 cents per gallon higher than they were this same week in 2012.

Price spike continues for diesel and gasoline | Fuel content from Fleet Owner

Remember back during the "oil crisis" of the 1970's when service stations couldn't arbitrarily raise their prices without justification? Now, it seems nobody in a "official" capacity cares what they do.
Capt. Mike,

Back in the seventies, I worked on gasoline tankers. The big guys would load it cheap and we'd steam to a needy port. When the price would rise we would go in a d discharge. Thisi is part of the reason for the long lines. Bad part of price control!
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #119
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Capt. Mike,

Back in the seventies, I worked on gasoline tankers. The big guys would load it cheap and we'd steam to a needy port. When the price would rise we would go in a d discharge. Thisi is part of the reason for the long lines. Bad part of price control!
Not to hijack this thread, but it is not just diesel going up in price - last week I paid $3.35 for self service 87 octane at Murphys (Wal Mart) - today at the same station it is $3.43.
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