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#3432069 - 07/22/14 09:37 AM gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 17170
Loc: Upstate NY
The price of diesel fuel in NY seems to have come down and its now only 10 cents above gas. I do not think I have seen this in awhile.
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#3432074 - 07/22/14 09:40 AM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
michaelluscher Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 2146
Loc: Northeast
The gas prices here in NYC seem to finally be trending downwards too. $3.89 this morning.

.....I'll enjoy it while it lasts.


So this means Diesel is under $4 a gallon? People who bought those TDI VW's with a 1k fuel card must be pretty damm happy.
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#3432078 - 07/22/14 09:44 AM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
morepwr Offline


Registered: 01/17/12
Posts: 1721
Loc: ventura, ca
For the last couple of months around here, diesel has actually been cheaper than the low grade unleaded! I cant remember how long it has been since I have seen that.

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#3432079 - 07/22/14 09:45 AM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 31954
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: Donald
The price of diesel fuel in NY seems to have come down and its now only 10 cents above gas.

Out here, diesel is about 40 cents above regular.
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#3432091 - 07/22/14 09:57 AM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 17170
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: Donald
The price of diesel fuel in NY seems to have come down and its now only 10 cents above gas. I do not think I have seen this in awhile.


Of course I fill up in MA if I am there as I live on the border.
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#3432094 - 07/22/14 09:58 AM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
MNgopher Offline


Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 3611
Loc: Lakeville, MN
Diesel remains at about 40 to 50 cents more a gallon in this area. Also note that diesel in Minnesota is now mandated to be B10 (soybean oil) from April to September.

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#3432120 - 07/22/14 10:18 AM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: MNgopher]
stephen9666 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: MNgopher
Diesel remains at about 40 to 50 cents more a gallon in this area.


My area, too. The difference in price between diesel and regular gas has recently been the most significant I remember seeing.

I really like the idea of a diesel, but the increased fuel cost and increased purchase cost make them a tough sell in my area.

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#3432123 - 07/22/14 10:21 AM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
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Registered: 12/06/10
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Loc: grande prairie AB
They are exact here
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#3432140 - 07/22/14 10:39 AM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
simplistic Offline


Registered: 07/31/13
Posts: 163
Loc: Tennessee
Depending on which station diesel is $.10 more then premeium to same as regular... about a $.40 spred.

Im loving it..!
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#3432244 - 07/22/14 12:34 PM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 15772
Loc: Michigan
Saw here at one station for 3.79....and regular gas was like 3.59...
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#3432298 - 07/22/14 01:25 PM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
Vern_in_IL Offline


Registered: 06/25/14
Posts: 1150
Loc: IL
Before the low sulfur mandate in 2007ish, I thought Diesel was always cheaper than Gasohol, since it required less refining.



Edited by Vern_in_IL (07/22/14 01:25 PM)
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#3432309 - 07/22/14 01:33 PM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 10920
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Quote:

I thought Diesel was always cheaper than Gasohol, since it required less refining.


Diesel is virtually the same as #2 heating oil which is used quite a bit more in the NE than the Midwest. It is "on par" now, but that will disappear as winter hits. Diesel is often 75c higher than gas in the winter. "Demand" impacts price in addition to "how much effort it takes to make"
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#3432345 - 07/22/14 02:07 PM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
stephen9666 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 3228
Loc: USA
While out at lunch today I noticed that there's a pretty big spread in price between gas and diesel in my area.

Regular gas at a busy local Conoco station is $3.20
Diesel at the same station is $3.79

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#3433519 - 07/23/14 03:25 PM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Vern_in_IL]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 38387
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Vern_in_IL
Before the low sulfur mandate in 2007ish, I thought Diesel was always cheaper than Gasohol, since it required less refining.



less refining? Sort of. Yes, the need for hydrogen to drive the HDS desulfurization reactors for ULSD has caused an increase in pricing...

lots of other factors too. Some arbitrary... Shipping requirements stay the same, no need for home heating, now gasoline demand for family vacation may be driving the gas price as compared to diesel.

Diesel is priced somewhere aroung RUG to midgrade right now by me.

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#3444307 - 08/02/14 11:07 PM Re: gas & diesel now only 10 cents apart [Re: Donald]
hatt Offline


Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 3483
Loc: Florida
Around $.50 more here. It doesn't help the diesel prices in the US that we're exporting huge amounts of diesel. Europe is ahead of the game with diesel vehicles and we're just left with higher prices.
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