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Old 01-18-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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Actually, the cost of gas is irrelevant. The price of diesel is relevant, as that is the fuel that the tractor trailers use.
And diesel is up approximately 20% over last year. And that is getting passed on to the retailer.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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Years back, diesel fuel was lower priced than gasoline. The reason given was diesel fuel was less refined than gasoline. Made sense !

Why is diesel now priced more than gasoline ?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Diesel now has to have more of the sulfur removed. Of course the sulfur was a pollutant that was actually helpful against global warming...
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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Years back, diesel fuel was lower priced than gasoline. The reason given was diesel fuel was less refined than gasoline. Made sense !

Why is diesel now priced more than gasoline ?
Diesel is very similar in composition to heating fuel. Demand for heating oil in the dead of winter is generally higher. In 2010, on average, heating oil is up about 28%.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
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Oh! Tell me about it..a store near my house charges 4.99 for a lb of red peppers. Luckily I know a small grocery a few blocks away that charges .99 per lb. But some of these price increases are outrageous....2.99 for a lb of avocados? Are you kidding me?!
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Diesel is very similar in composition to heating fuel. Demand for heating oil in the dead of winter is generally higher. In 2010, on average, heating oil is up about 28%.

Why does diesel stay higher than gasoline year around ( if your reasoning is correct ?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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Diesel now has to have more of the sulfur removed. Of course the sulfur was a pollutant that was actually helpful against global warming...
thanks

makes sense to me
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Oh! Tell me about it..a store near my house charges 4.99 for a lb of red peppers. Luckily I know a small grocery a few blocks away that charges .99 per lb. But some of these price increases are outrageous....2.99 for a lb of avocados? Are you kidding me?!
Had to look at the bell pepper prices at my local store.
Red are 2 for $3.00.
Green are $0.49 ea.
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