In order for a TDI to cost the SAME as a Jetta 2.5, we would have to be paying $4.30 vs $3.05 for unleaded (low grade).Bora-chiara said:Driving to work this evening I see up to $3.79 from $3.69 overnight and RUG has been sitting happily at $3.15 for the past three weeks. Why would diesel change only?
Do you really think those truck driver's and trucking companies don't cause a stir politically? Wait until every single item you buy goes up and up which is directly inflated due to fuel costs. By golly, have you seen the cost of sh!t paper lately? Later!truman said:I think the oil companies sense a political problem if RUG increases, so they pass it thru on the D2 side of the equation where people won't notice so much. If RUG was at $3.50/gal, legislation would be in the works.
No one did anything a few years ago about higher fuel prices when this all started, whey would they now? Once we showed we'd roll over, it was done.truman said:I think the oil companies sense a political problem if RUG increases, so they pass it thru on the D2 side of the equation where people won't notice so much. If RUG was at $3.50/gal, legislation would be in the works.
They may see a political problem, but what would they legislate? Price controls? I seriously doubt that! The Clintons tried it with flu vaccine years ago and the manufacture of it went overses with no quality control (remember that fiasco).truman said:I think the oil companies sense a political problem if RUG increases, so they pass it thru on the D2 side of the equation where people won't notice so much. If RUG was at $3.50/gal, legislation would be in the works.
that's a freaking joke too. IRS only raised the mileage compensation 2 cents to 50.5 c per mile.VFchicago88 said:D2 as high as 4.09 in chicagoland area, and my golf only gets 38 man combined mpg
sadly my company pays for gas based on RUG prices...so i dont get as much
Hi Dan!dlai said:ruking, where are those prices at? It's over $4 up my way...
__. Yes, and everytime that crude has gone up a quarter or it got 2 degrees colder in N England (home heating oil), they couldn't wait to jack up the price. Then when reality hits and competition makes them reduce the price. Wanna bet they drag their feet and hold it as high as possible?AndyBees said:(snip) Has to be gouging going on!
ULSD... This a few years back accounted for approx 7% additional cost in producing the fuel.Bora-chiara said:okay I get the reserve deal about diesel climbing first cuz I do NOW see RUG climbing now too. Not as much as diesel though...
So because I really don't understand, I have 3 q's.
1) What happened to diesel being cheaper then RUG anyway?
We live in a free market, supply and demand...The more we consume the higher the demand, the higher the cost of meeting that demand...it never ends until demand is reduced. It's as sure as death and taxes.3) How are the people who say "It will be $4 by this summer" know this? Meaning, who makes the call that it is raised?
I laugh when people say this as a negative, we produce/refine crude oil for other markets... It's like saying we shouldn't produce steel for sale in other markets because it may drive up the cost of our steel. The bottom line is that the export of refined petroleum does not impact the cost of the final product, the increase of consumption does that all by itself. If people regardless of location reduced consumption then the cost of the end product will drop...see the above comment on free marked economy.I read on here somewhere the other day we (US) are exporting Diesel because we are in abundance? Wait how is that helping our economy with this 'be self sufficent' roll we have been trying to go with?