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Old January 10th, 2020, 12:00   #11446
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a couple of days ago I saw the cheapest fuel & gas in the area of southwest metro denver RUG @ 2.209 & D2 @ 2.529...........
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Old January 10th, 2020, 15:40   #11447
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Here in San Diego, best price for Diesel is about $3.85
RUG is $3.29 at Costco. Plus I get 3% cash back with my Costco credit card.
Best deal is the night rate on electricity. 9 cents per kw to charge the 2018 Chevy Volt. About 16kw gives me 60miles of electrical range. Even on Gas only, the Volt gets just over 40 mpg. Electric driving cost is under 2.5 cents per mile. But annual registration is $550+.
Last year, California bumped up gas taxes and a bigger tax bump on Diesel. Purpose is to find road repairs and upgrade work. We are seeing lots of roadwork all over the state.
Still have my TDI Jeep Comanche pick up. It is great for Home Depot or Lowe's runs. But not really used a lot these day's for. Today it is loaded with scrap metal to recycle over the weekend. Sure love the turbo TDI, but it is not a real match for the zero RPM torque of the electric motor. The TDI needs 25 psi boost at 18/1900 rpm to match the Volt torque at zero RPM..
Long range is still an advantage to Diesel power. But my bladder puts a limit on that advantage.
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Old January 10th, 2020, 15:45   #11448
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Long range is still an advantage to Diesel power. But my bladder puts a limit on that advantage.

But even then it is only a 10 minute biobreak. I schedule one every 2 hours on long trips.



The price around the corner from me hasn't changed in months: still $3.39
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Old January 10th, 2020, 16:36   #11449
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But you're in Arizona now, right? Just basically the California Diesel tax difference, correct?
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Old January 10th, 2020, 16:45   #11450
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But you're in Arizona now, right? Just basically the California Diesel tax difference, correct?

No, I'm still bouncing between the two: the $3.39 price is by Oroville, CA; in Prescott it is $2.89 at Costco and $3.09 at the ARCO next to Costco.
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Old January 16th, 2020, 07:55   #11451
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Filled up at 2.77 in the middle of Wisconsin this past weekend.
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Old January 16th, 2020, 13:06   #11452
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There are now at least a dozen stations near me with diesel at $2.79 and lower. I do not remember the last time. The terminal price is down about 19 cents/gallon since January 1st, which is a lot since WTI crude is only down about $2/barrel. The tension with Iran was over too quickly to have any effect at the pump.

Why are diesel prices falling? Possibly because inventories have risen so much in the last few weeks. Why that's happening I cannot explain.

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Old January 17th, 2020, 07:24   #11453
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I wonder if the refineries ramped up anticiapting more of an interruption from the Iran issues. Diesel around here hasn't changed much more than a few cents since Christmas.
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Old February 2nd, 2020, 11:50   #11454
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After staying steady for several months at $3.399, the price at the station around the corner in Oroville has changed. It is now $3.299!
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Old February 4th, 2020, 16:22   #11455
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Saw Diesel for $2.72 in Chepachet Rhode Island the other day. Been a long time since I have seen Diesel that cheap around here.
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Old February 5th, 2020, 09:20   #11456
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The prices I am seeing are confused. The Costco in Tukwila Washington just dropped from $3.05 to $2 99. A Shell station in Spanaway is up to $3.49.

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Old February 10th, 2020, 09:42   #11457
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This weekend was a little strange. Filled the JSW in Fort Mill, SC on Saturday at a QT for $2.67. Filled the truck in Lake Wylie, SC on Sunday at a different QT for $2.06. Rug at that station was down to $1.92. Driving around Fort Mill on Sunday, I saw diesel prices range about 20 cents but nothing close to what I paid on the other side of the lake.
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Old February 10th, 2020, 09:51   #11458
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In northeast Wisconsin, diesel is generally around $2.80/gallon, some at $2.69/gallon. A Citgo I visit frequently due to unusually low diesel prices was at $2.53/gallon. Not sure why, but their fuel doesn't seem to cause any unusual symptoms (I typically put in a winter additive though).
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This weekend was a little strange. Filled the JSW in Fort Mill, SC on Saturday at a QT for $2.67. Filled the truck in Lake Wylie, SC on Sunday at a different QT for $2.06. Rug at that station was down to $1.92. Driving around Fort Mill on Sunday, I saw diesel prices range about 20 cents but nothing close to what I paid on the other side of the lake.
Are these stations company owned or franchises? If the latter, are there different franchisees?

What about the distance to a bulk fuel supplier or possibly different suppliers?
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Old February 10th, 2020, 14:05   #11460
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I don't know the franchaise answers but as far as distance to depot, it would be within a mile, just slightly different routes. Both QTs and both built about the same time.

It always seems that one side of the lake is a few pennies cheaper than the other but 61 cents seems a little excessive.
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