Diesel cheaper than gas finally

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Dirty Water, May 10, 2006.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Diesel is about $3.12 a gallon here while 87 octane is $3.29...Thats the first time I've seen diesel below regular in a long time.

    I guess having a diesel is really going to start paying off now.
     
  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I had a look today... This is Australia mind you...
    Regular Unleaded $1.16.9/ Litre, Diesel $1.38.9/Litre! You can do the maths but, we are being RIPPED big time! You should feel very lucky!
     
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fuel prices don't bother me too much. If you've built fuel costs into your hourly operating costs, it shouldn't hurt your bottom line.
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Diesel is inbetween midgrade and regular down here now. It is complete BS though, once the gas prices go up Exxon Mobils profits increase times 5. The gas companies could realistically sell diesel for 2.00/gallon and still be the richest companies worldwide.
     
  5. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that is only temp. in about august diesel will surpass gas winter around the corner
     
  6. T. Wheeler

    T. Wheeler LawnSite Member
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    Wow its pretty high up north, down here its $2.56 Unleaded and $2.44 for Diesel here I think. Supposedly there having a gas war.
     
  7. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I saw diesel for 2.89 today and I was actually excited about that :(

    Diesel is probably (or should be) paying off already for you, even if it's a few cents more then gas. I know I could never get the same or anywhere near the same mileage with a gas engine as my diesel gets now. My friends chevy with a 454 vortec (96) gets 6-8mpg pulling a trailer. I've been getting 17-18mpg pulling the trailer with the new heavier mower.

    I got some bad fuel in the early spring and dumped a whole 96 ounce container of power service fuel treatment in the tanks, strangely I got 26-28mpg with that in there! I tried it again after that and it didn't happen, I only used about 1/3 of the bottle in the one tank so I didn't use near as much but I only got 19-20 mpg with it like that.
     
  8. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Why is diesel so expensive when it is wayyyyyyy less (of say unleaded) to produce?
     
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Up until a few years ago diesel was way less here too. I don't understand it either, i always thought diesel was left over from producing gasoline.
     
  10. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Starting June and July they are switching to an even lower sulfer diesel around here check your area you might want to start running a supplment to help lubricate the sleeves.
     

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