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Old October 20th, 2006, 23:40   #376
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Gas is cheaper, diesel is cheaper, but milk is still too damned expensive. Why?
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Old October 21st, 2006, 05:02   #377
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Good thing the car doesn't run on milk, we pay $7.XX/4L
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Old October 21st, 2006, 09:08   #378
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Good thing the car doesn't run on milk, we pay $7.XX/4L
yeks!
we pay $2.25/gal for milk
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Old October 21st, 2006, 09:26   #379
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Yes we are getting HOSED in North Carolina, it is obvious. Why is it so much more expensive here to buy D2 than any other state? We are getting ripped off by paying $.50 more than SUL, plain and simple. Write the Senators, and don't listen to those peddling the bottled-water answer to apathy.
Sorry, Vitoarc, I'm have a hard time feeling sorry for you. I'm still paying $2.95 for D2. So... I don't think you have the high price record. Of course RUL is still $2.69 here too.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 15:22   #380
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Sept 27, 2006:
Montague, NJ
RUG: $2.299
D2: $2.439

Oct 8th, 2006
Montague, NJ
RUG: $2.15
D2: $2.31

Oct 12, 2006
Montague, NJ
RUG: $2.07
D2: $2.27 (not ULSD yet)

Oct 22, 2006
Montague, NJ
RUG: $1.98
D2: $2.24 (not ULSD yet)
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Old October 24th, 2006, 07:14   #381
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Huntsville AL Update:

ULSD $2.43 / gal at "generic" stations (Mustang, Cowboy)
ULSD $2.53 / gal at "name brand" stations (Chevron, Exxon, Shell, etc...)

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Old October 24th, 2006, 08:49   #382
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Diesel continues to be 25% HIGHER than RUL in the Burlington, VT area. Oh yeah, and that's NOT ULSD since it can't be found anywhere. I am starting to regret owning TDIs. At least I kept my 6000lb SUV and can start driving it again...

RUL = $2.15/gal
D2 = $2.69/gal LSD
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Old October 24th, 2006, 10:47   #383
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...and that's NOT ULSD...
are you sure? it was supposed to be mandatory at all stations nation wide Oct 1st (i believe) unless specifically indicated otherwise.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 11:37   #384
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Diesel continues to be 25% HIGHER than RUL in the Burlington, VT area. Oh yeah, and that's NOT ULSD since it can't be found anywhere. I am starting to regret owning TDIs. At least I kept my 6000lb SUV and can start driving it again...

RUL = $2.15/gal
D2 = $2.69/gal LSD
Why waste your money driving the SUV? Your TDI probably gets double to triple the MPG of the SUV.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 19:36   #385
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$2.07/gal for RUG and $2.35 for D2 here in East San Antonio.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 06:24   #386
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Old October 25th, 2006, 06:53   #387
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D2 or B20 = 2.499
RUG = 2.129

i like how they charge the same for D2 as BioD. in reality they probably get the BioD cheaper since it's all midwestern grown, but at least this way no one can use the "it's more expensive" excuse to not run BioD.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 09:07   #388
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Default Yes I'm sure it's still not ULSD

The stickers on the tanks still say LSD and I still see a bunch of smoke from my cars. It also looks and foams the same. I believe that the ULSD law says something like 80% of the on road diesel needs to be ULSD by 10/15/06 and they have until 2010 to be 100%. As a side note, it's kinda strange that it's not here yet since VT is a treehugger state and the environmentalists forced VT to adopt the CARB rules a few years ago, but then not a peep about ULSD which in and of itself is cleaner from a particulate point of view. Hypocrites! Anway, latest fuel prices in the BTV area:

RUL = $2.05
D2 LSD = $2.69

I'm getting more pissed by the day and don't like being taken advantage of which I now feel I really am getting shafted by driving a diesel. Thus the reason that I will start driving my truck again. If gas is going to be $2/gal or less and diesel has a $.70 price premium, I sure ain't gonna pay it. I'd rather pay more in gas to drive my nice, large, spacious truck then get taken advantage of by diesel sellers who are sticking it to me and every other diesel owner in the area. They are making HUGE profits on diesel for no reason other than they can since there is not enough passenger diesel owners to do anything about it. The longer this delta is there and the fact that it's there at all will fuel gas hybrids and not diesels. Kinda too bad since I really do like how the TDIs drive. Time will tell, I still keep hoping it's a hiccup that will get fixed in not too long, but I fear the worst, that the price delta is here to stay.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 10:29   #389
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I now feel I really am getting shafted by driving a diesel.
It is still going to cost a lot less to drive the TDI than your truck. Even at the local spread ($2.09 for gas, $2.69 for diesel) it is cheaper to drive a TDI Golf than a 2.0 gas Golf... much less a big truck.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 11:36   #390
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It is still going to cost a lot less to drive the TDI than your truck. Even at the local spread ($2.09 for gas, $2.69 for diesel) it is cheaper to drive a TDI Golf than a 2.0 gas Golf... much less a big truck.
$2.69! ACK!

BP in Edgewater is $2.57 and the cheap station by Lee Airport is $2.54
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