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Old January 31st, 2019, 12:45   #11191
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2 weeks ago we had one station in Angleton TX, that was $1.99 gal. Now that I got my TDI back up and running they are back at $2.39 in the same area.
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Old February 4th, 2019, 02:00   #11192
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Prices in my neck of Baldwin County are still higher than the rest of Alabama…

Regular is averaging around the $2 mark with diesel around $2.65.

Cheapest around here is the new Buc-ee's that just opened about 20 minutes north of here. The first out outside of Texas! Their regular was $1.879 yesterday, and diesel was $2.459.

I spent over two hours there with a family member who spent way more there than I am comfortable admitting to anyone!

It was pretty impressive, though. I think it has well over 100 pumps, all of which have diesel nozzles. Selected ones also have ethanol free fuel and DEF dispensed direct from the pump, which is not something I've seen around here before.
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Old February 4th, 2019, 09:50   #11193
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Prices in my neck of Baldwin County are still higher than the rest of Alabama…

Regular is averaging around the $2 mark with diesel around $2.65.

Cheapest around here is the new Buc-ee's that just opened about 20 minutes north of here. The first out outside of Texas! Their regular was $1.879 yesterday, and diesel was $2.459.

I spent over two hours there with a family member who spent way more there than I am comfortable admitting to anyone!

It was pretty impressive, though. I think it has well over 100 pumps, all of which have diesel nozzles. Selected ones also have ethanol free fuel and DEF dispensed direct from the pump, which is not something I've seen around here before.
Here in Wyoming Diesel is about 30 cents over gasoline or about $3/gal. Nationwide the average is 60+ cents according to the website oilprice,com. The spread is likely to increase as diesel is refined from the heavier crude grades. Not as much diesel in the Frack grades. Heavier grades tend to come from Mx, Venezuela and Canada. Heavier grades are showing a premium to the lighter grades per barrel. Marine shipping is moving to low sulfur diesel this year increasing diesel demand. I would look for diesel prices increasing relative to gasoline unless demand worldwide collapses.
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Old February 4th, 2019, 11:51   #11194
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In SC, diesel came down a dine to $2.49 and rug went up a dime to $1.99.
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Old February 4th, 2019, 13:59   #11195
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Here in Wyoming Diesel is about 30 cents over gasoline or about $3/gal. Nationwide the average is 60+ cents according to the website oilprice,com. The spread is likely to increase as diesel is refined from the heavier crude grades. Not as much diesel in the Frack grades. Heavier grades tend to come from Mx, Venezuela and Canada. Heavier grades are showing a premium to the lighter grades per barrel. Marine shipping is moving to low sulfur diesel this year increasing diesel demand. I would look for diesel prices increasing relative to gasoline unless demand worldwide collapses.
hughho, I understand most of your response above, and appreciate your insight. I don't think I under stand the last few sentences though. Would appreciate your thoughts on my questions below:

What is Marine shipping using now?

Also, regarding diesel demand, how is it that the US EPA / CARB are forcing road transportation away from diesel (due to very strict emission control standards), yet the marine shipping industry is looking to increase? This seems contradictory to me.
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Old February 4th, 2019, 14:57   #11196
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... Marine shipping is moving to low sulfur diesel this year increasing diesel demand. I would look for diesel prices increasing relative to gasoline unless demand worldwide collapses.

It was my understanding that large ships only burned sweet fuel when inside of territorial waters & they instead burned cheaper/dirtier bunker fuel when offshore. I don't have real numbers to work with, but I would expect that the low sulfur (sweet) fuel would only account for 5% or less of the total fuel that they burn on average. An effect will likely be seen, but it may not be a gigantic effect.
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Old February 9th, 2019, 19:52   #11197
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Was 2.859/Gallon when I filled up last week here in the suburbs of Savannah Georgia .
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Old February 9th, 2019, 19:55   #11198
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As an aside...has anyone ever heard of adding a half-pint if 2strike oil to the tank for its lubrication qualities? Was told that it helps keep the fuel system and associated parts conditioned in a low sulfur fuel environment. Is there any merit to this?
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Old February 9th, 2019, 19:56   #11199
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Old February 9th, 2019, 20:03   #11200
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As an aside...has anyone ever heard of adding a half-pint if 2stroke oil to the tank for its lubrication qualities? Was told that it helps keep the fuel system and associated parts conditioned in a low sulfur fuel environment. Is there any merit to this?

I believe that has been discussed in this forum:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/forumdisplay.php?f=14

particularly here:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...=equals+smiles
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Old February 9th, 2019, 21:55   #11201
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