Sound Off on Current Diesel Price

TornadoRed

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Googled it. They increased it for the second half of 2022 to $.625/mile.
Based on the price of new and used cars, and the price of gasoline and diesel, the rate need to increase to 80 cents/mile to reflect the real costs. Or at least 75 cents/mile.
 

Mozambiquer

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Just fueled up for $5.29 in Versailles Missouri. Prices here are going up again.
 

Seatman

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Diesel was £2.05.9 per litre today at one shell garage! Don't know why they're allowed to have 0.9pence, not like they're going to give you change of that lol
 

kjclow

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Diesel was £2.05.9 per litre today at one shell garage! Don't know why they're allowed to have 0.9pence, not like they're going to give you change of that lol
Long time ago, the state of Iowa did away with the .9 for a while. Don't remember why or when they went back but think it had something to do with all the different taxes.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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Maybe they'll get rid of the .9 if they need another digit on pumps when the price goes over $9.99.
 

kjclow

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No, we'll just go to charging by liter. I remember back in the early 80s when gas first went above $1.00. Most stations started listing half gallon prices since they had no where to put the 1.
 

kjclow

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Down to $4.92 in Lake Wylie, SC. Yesterday morning, a few stations had rug at $3.97. By noon they had all gone back up to $4.05 and stayed there.
 

tikal

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Fueled at Buc-ee's in SE Texas at $4/gallon this past Saturday August 13. I guess there are still some places in this area with up to 20% biodiesel:



I would say the average prices are more like $4.40/gallon in the surroundings.
 

JELLOWSUBMARINE

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Elections coming, it'll go back up soon after
 

TornadoRed

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It looks like this will be a relatively calm hurricane season, so there might not be a dip in offshore crude production or refinery shutdowns.

But this is the season for increased demand for distillates and a widening spread between gasoline and distillates. More tractors and combines in the farm fields, trucks hauling grain to elevators, locomotives hauling grain to terminals, tugboats hauling grain to ports. More school buses on the roads. And more demand for heating oil in some parts of the US, and in Europe to replace the natural gas shortages.

We might be seeing the lowest prices until next spring.
 

tikal

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It looks like this will be a relatively calm hurricane season, so there might not be a dip in offshore crude production or refinery shutdowns.

But this is the season for increased demand for distillates and a widening spread between gasoline and distillates. More tractors and combines in the farm fields, trucks hauling grain to elevators, locomotives hauling grain to terminals, tugboats hauling grain to ports. More school buses on the roads. And more demand for heating oil in some parts of the US, and in Europe to replace the natural gas shortages.

We might be seeing the lowest prices until next spring.
In general I agree with your assessment with an asterisk next to the yet to come most active part of the hurricane season (*link)
 

TornadoRed

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In general I agree with your assessment with an asterisk next to the yet to come most active part of the hurricane season (*link)
That forecast was at least 11 days ago. No storms and right now there's nothing in the Atlantic. Each day that passes without a hurricane lessens the chances of an above-normal season.
 

jokila

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Fueled at Buc-ee's in SE Texas at $4/gallon this past Saturday August 13. I guess there are still some places in this area with up to 20% biodiesel:



I would say the average prices are more like $4.40/gallon in the surroundings.
I saw a Citgo near me for 4.29.

Which Buc-ees? There are many in SE Texas and I need to fill up today. I can get to the one in Katy or the ones along Hwy 290 from Houston easy enough.
 

kjclow

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Dropped down the $4.37 in SC but has stayed there for about a week. Down to half a tank in the truck, so hoping it creeps down a little more this week.
 

tikal

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I saw a Citgo near me for 4.29.

Which Buc-ees? There are many in SE Texas and I need to fill up today. I can get to the one in Katy or the ones along Hwy 290 from Houston easy enough.
This Buc-ee's is in Galveston county near I-45.

I also fueled our newer Passat at Sam's Club yesterday at $3.70/gallon.
 

jokila

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I might as well wait as long as I can as it's all going down. The Buc-ees at Muescke Rd was 4.39 yesterday, 4.19 if you get their super expensive carwash. Costco doesn't seem to sell diesel and I don't have a Sams Club membership.
 

tikal

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I might as well wait as long as I can as it's all going down. The Buc-ees at Muescke Rd was 4.39 yesterday, 4.19 if you get their super expensive carwash. Costco doesn't seem to sell diesel and I don't have a Sams Club membership.
Actually Costco does sell diesel but at very few locations such as The Woodlands and Pearland in SE Texas region. The pumps are very fast/powerful; so much that is very hard to fill up to the top!
 

romad

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Actually Costco does sell diesel but at very few locations such as The Woodlands and Pearland in SE Texas region. The pumps are very fast/powerful; so much that is very hard to fill up to the top!
Sounds like those are commercial high-flow pumps with the large 1.1875" nozzles. They probably have them for the delivery trucks to fill up after a delivery to the store.
 

jettawreck

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Northern MN diesel is still at $4.97 locally, while regular unleaded "gas" (10% ethanol) is $3.84. A month ago the price spread was $1.20 /gallon.
Summer vacation/recreation season will soon be winding down but heating season coming up next excuse for high prices.
 
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