Your guess is as good as mine. However, I believe that we will see this
Although current gasoline demand is three times higher than diesel, the
diesel demand is growing at *twice* the rate of gasoline. Refineries
are trying to prepare themselves for the future.
The current prices may be a result of increased diesel refining. Here
is an article I read in The Chicago Tribune:
Personally, I still prefer bio-diesel. Much cleaner ... and towel-heads
don't get any of my money ...
Do not get your hopes up. It was a mild winter tempature wise on the
average for nation so heating oil demand was lower this winter (which
is also number 2) and it can fall a bit a few months after winter but
rest assured that it will climb back up withing a few months and
skyrocket this winter regardless of what gas does. This past winter we
averaged 1.95 to 2.10 for gas and diesel was 2.69 to 2.99. Diesel will
never stay "cheap" relative to gas for any long period of time again.
I have heated with oil for over 30 years so I have been buying
"diesel" so to speak longer than many others. Up until about 4 years
ago I could always get oil cheap in august when there was a surplus
and some distributors would lock in price for whole month (I have
paided as little as 39 cents a gallon). Price shot up several years
ago and you can no longer count on august oe any other month to be
lowest anymore. Right now 2007 winter futures has diesel between 2.75
and 3 bucks a gallon after taxes. I expect it to exceed 3 bucks easily
this winter. Buying several hundred gallons at once is a bit painfull
when heating oil is 2.50 a gallon and more. Last october I managed to
buy some for 2.09/gal which was a deal by todays standards.
There was in a few areas but as a whole it was not a cold winter in
northeast long term and overall demand for season was down below
expectations. ( the rockies area around Denver does notuse much
heating oil so cold there does not have much effect on prices of fuel
oil) Had it been a early cold and long winter, Deisel would have hit
3.50 to 4.00/gallon last winter.
Interesting story. I recall reading how in Europe 50% of oil refined is
diesel 25% gasoline, while in the US it's 50% gasoline, 25% diesel.
Looks like they may be changing it to to get equal amounts of fuel, which
hopefully keep prices down.
True..but at this time I temporarily live in an apartment and no real place
to brew the stuff. Though I could proably do it here since it's a small
place and owner never comes here for anything unless he has to.
My experience would suggest that this is true. I spent quite a bit of
time in the UK last year. The *majority* of the passenger cars and
trucks I saw and rode in were diesel. The car I had rented was a
Citroen C3. Diesel powered, 5 speed. Got about 60 mpg if memory serves.
Nah ... don't brew your own unless you have the room. You can by it
"pre-brewed". I purchase mine from Loves Truck Stops. Some of them
carry "BioWillie". I have also seen an Exxon station advertise B20,
although I don't know their source of bio. BioWillie is supposedly
soybean bio (the best, IMHO).
Last time I was in Europe the cars were still spewing out lead. Since the
fuels started getting heavily taxed, I can see why they switched.
Been to those places.
Not all places have it all the time.
Though the Love's near Dallas does. I recall pulling in to buy some last
10 lanes and 5 were BioWillie. When I pulled in I was the only one there. By
the time I pulled out the dino diesel lanes were full with trucks in
That was the first time I put it in my truck. Now I see why the avoided it.
MPG decreased by 1 MPG, however I saw a magazine article from 2 months ago.
One of those diesel pickup truck mags. The showed some study that was done
that showed torque increase with biodiesel.
On Tue, 08 May 2007 12:06:05 -0500, GeekBoy wrote:
funny thing around here is the diesel price hasn't moved....it seems to be
the gasoline price that has jumped way up. (my wife's observation that i
cant argue with cause i haven't payed that close of attention to gasoline
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