Fuel prices in your area???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnman250, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. lawnman250

    lawnman250 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Filled up my 3/4 ton Dodge truck tonight, couldn't believe the prices I saw. Diesel fuel is $1.799/gallon and unleaded regular gas is $1.599!!!!!
    Diesel went up $0.30/gallon in the last 5 days, and unleaded regular gas went up $0.18/gallon!!!! The man at the station said both are going higher in a few days. Are prices doing the same thing in your area?
     
  2. Husker1982

    Husker1982 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 478

    Was 1.39 then went to 1.69 then to 1.74
    All in 2 days
     
  3. PR0 TURF

    PR0 TURF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    Noticed that Diesel was up to $1.83/gallon...didn't quite catch the others

    payup
     
  4. JeffY

    JeffY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    1.55 for gas, can't remember what diesel is.
     
  5. Farbio

    Farbio LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    $1.68 unleaded here. Prices went up .20 in two days.
     
  6. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Unleaded is US$2.70 a gallon here
    Diesel is $2.20
     
  7. gas 3.31 /gal 0.885/litre cdn

    Local gas station love my 4-5 mpg ford 351

    :angry:

    Canadian money or american money, price for mowing or plowing are the same both side of the border, so our gas is very high. May be we have gold in it...I'll look closer on the next fill.
     
  8. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    If prices stay this high for much higher, I think I will be sending out a letter stating that prices will be higher this year for this reason amoung others, but this is something that everyone can see and is much easier to justify. Liability insurance is something few can justify since clients never pay for that themselves. (Unless they have their own business which it too has increased) I'm sorry, 50%+ increase in the price of fuel is a hard one to swallow, even if 2-3% expense is normal for the industry. It is much worse for the small(er) companies who still depend on owner labor for the large part of their productivity. Sure am glad my new truck is a diesel.
     
  9. JVS

    JVS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 132

    It's only going to go up...so why are guys still charging under $40 per cut?
     
  10. MY PUPPY

    MY PUPPY LawnSite Member
    from mass.
    Posts: 43

    Here gas went from $1.45 a gallon to $1.69 in just 3 days.
     

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