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Diesel prices rise for eighth straight week, remain over $4 per gallon

Logistics Management -- The price per gallon for diesel gasoline has only been heading in one direction lately—up.

The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that prices increased for the eighth straight week, rising 6.3 cents to $4.089. This is the highest price per gallon for diesel since hitting $4.127 the week of April 16.

Diesel prices topped the $4 mark last week at $4.026 for the first time since reaching $4.004 the week of May 14.


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Submitted Aug 30, 2012 By: doeslayersr
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Soglaos
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 2:56:55 PM

hmmm and it is easier to refine diesel image that
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ok
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IS THAT Gas better?
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tomok
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Why sell diesel in the US? Big Oil exports diesel for higher profits!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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good points, avbob
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ok
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 10:02:04 PM

@JimVP, diesel has more energy stored within it than gasoline does. There are approximately 20% more BTUs of energy in a gallon of diesel than there is in a gallon of gasoline. That is why diesel has better fuel economy.

However, since fewer gallons of diesel are refined from a barrel of crude oil than gasoline, the efficiency standpoint of diesel is essentially a wash.

And to those complaining about the increased cost of sulfur removal from diesel, that's the price you need to pay for cleaner air. Sulfur dioxide from diesel exhaust leads to acid rain.

We need all the trees we can get.
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PrinceLH
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And the bandits still eat!
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mcmonsta
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biodiesel works, recycle and reuse what we can
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:56:43 PM

The problem with diesel, @wayoung56, is that you get far less diesel from a barrel of crude oil than what you get of gasoline. Increased diesel consumption means that more barrels of crude are needed to refine into diesel than are needed to refine into gasoline. The difference in yield is why diesel costs more.

It also doesn't help that Big Oil exports diesel out of this country to Europe, where demand for diesel is much higher, with all of the diesel passenger cars on the road, over there.
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can't wiat for nov
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What's the good news?
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:54:38 PM

And guess who's paying for the fuel, no matter what type it is? We are! So I think we should be able to vote for the type and price, just as we would if we were buying it directly for our own personal consumption.
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...it's Obama's Fault...a little quid quo pro!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:48:04 PM

I wonder why we do not certify more bio-diesel and use it. There are many products to get it from and can be blended in I would guess.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:45:57 PM

Ouch
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:39:44 PM

High diesel prices do not make sense, diesel is easier (i.e. less expensive) to distill from crude oil than gasoline...
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vote and vote out Obama!!! what a minute that was said already - well great minds think alike
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VOTE and vote OUT obuma
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Our goal afterall is to kill the economy. Are we in Russia ?
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:27:31 PM

NOT GOOD NEWS!
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ectolle
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:27:08 PM

I own 2 diesel trucks and diesel has not been cheaper then unleaded since the ultra low sulphur came out. It's BS diesel fuel is a lot cheaper to produce but now with all the emmisions out it has taken all the advantages of owning a diesel.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:25:52 PM

big joke, diesel should be much cheaper than regular gasoline.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:25:12 PM

I don't get it... Diesel should be easier to produce and cheaper than gasoline. I'm smelling speculators in the mix here.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:22:57 PM

I thought it was a more efficient fuel source, but must question this increase in the cost.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:17:47 PM

diesel should be cheaper than gas. It's cheaper to manufacture so diesel owners just get screwed by the producers. The article call it diesel gasoline. I believe they are 2 distinct fuels.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:16:49 PM

This really helps our conomy. Not.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:13:13 PM

ouch
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:12:23 PM

Diesel has gone up 30-40 cents here in Vermont in the past two weeks. Ridiculous.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:08:36 PM

OK

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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:08:25 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:08:17 PM

still
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:07:29 PM

greed
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:07:23 PM

Same goes with regular gas... still on the rise
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:06:14 PM

everyone is gouging
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:04:11 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:01:33 PM

and as diesel goes, so goes every other price
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 9:01:26 PM

hmm, Diesel
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:58:24 PM

and they will keep going up
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:56:11 PM

Gas not far behind
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:52:40 PM

They won't be happy until they put us in a depression. I'm sure that prices will magically come down if the Republicans win the election.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:51:05 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:47:54 PM

Gas is getting there
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:47:50 PM

$4.199 / gal here in Southwest MI.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:47:25 PM

The price of everything is going up because of high fuel prices.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:45:58 PM

did or did not big earl always tell everyone that diesel should cost less since it is not as processed as other fuels.something hinky going on there.......maybe natural gas lobbyists are trying to force trucking companies to think it will be cheaper to switch over to all natural gas engines/cng. : )in other words making behind closed door deals to drive up diesel prices so trucking comapnies will switch to cng/then pull the rug out from under them and jack up natural gas/cng prices. : )hmmmmmmm? make sme think how about the truckers unions.....jimmy hoffas rolling over in his grave under some building pylon somewhere. : )
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atdinut is right, an using corn for ethanol also makes food go Up!
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:39:25 PM

This is the time of year Diesel and home heating Oil should be at a LOW...End of Augusr... County/State Fair Season. The time usually to fill Diesel and Heating Oil tanks!.. Should NOT be going UP!
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miiike572
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:38:18 PM

Makes me sick.... Diesel should be the same or less in price than reg unleaded.
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:38:12 PM

$$$

No product or industry is safe from price gouging and greed.
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