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Price of Fuel in 2006

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by rodfather, Feb 21, 2006.


Will fuel go over $3 a gallon again this year?

  1. Yes

    203 vote(s)
  2. No

    66 vote(s)
  1. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Who here thinks fuel (diesel and/or gasoline) will go over $3 a gallon again this year?
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    Not unless we have another katrina.
    I for one have budgeted diesel @ $2.75/gal and gasoline for $2.50/gal however.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Unfortunately, I am sure of it.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Besides the unrest in the Middle East, now Venezuela is beating their drums.
  5. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,420

    I've planned my budget to price fuel at $4.00 per gallaon this year, after last year nothing, and I mean nothing would surprise me.
  6. The Cowboy

    The Cowboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 617

    I have planned for $3.50 per gallon. I hope I am wrong. The way things are going, the fuel injected mowing machines are looking attractive.
  7. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    It may go that high, but last season we were in a drought when the prices were $3 a gallon, so it didn;t affect us as bad as it could of. I was cutting about 15 lawns out of 65 a week. So my fuel cost wasn't any where near the $120per wk it would've been.
  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    It will likely top $3.00

    We're letting all prospective (and existing) clients know that if it does, there will be a surcharge this year.
  9. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 159

    In my mind, I dont even think that its a possibility not to go over $3 again. I am more hoping that it doesnt go over $3.5

  10. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    i think it will be $3.25 per gallon.

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