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I bought my Duramax Silverado late in 04 (2005 model) and diesel was 1.99/ gal. This morning I paid 4.16/gal.

This is criminal. Diesel costs less to produce than gasoline and now top it dramatically in price.

Someone is getting fat, and ripping us off bigtime.

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Agreed. Since diesel has less refining steps than gas it should be cheaper. But, lately, I have not been able to figure out which will be cheaper from one day to the next.

Of course, when places are raising there prices every day and sometimes 2 or 3 times a day (I have seen it around Tacoma), then all fuel prices are getting out of hand.

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read Csaba Csere's or was it Bedard's diesel slander editorial from this month in C/D.

there is speculation in there on why diesel is so expensive here and why it can't succeed here like in Europe.

I couldn't find a link on C/D yet for it.

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Diesel is also used as heating oil..... as the temperatures are colder people use more oil.... additionally... even people with multiple storage tanks who filled up in late fall are now probably starting to run low.

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The new low sulfur diesel is more expensive to produce, it brings us in line with the rest of the world, and apparently the latest generation diesel engines are made to run on it so the older, cheaper, dirtier stuff had to go.

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Pure BS, all of it.

Greed is at the root of the pricing.

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Even though diesel is thought to be simpler to produce it really is a supply and demmand thing. Refineries in North America are designed differently than the ones in europe and only produce 15 percent diesel, 50% gasoline whereas in europe they are at 25% gasoline and 50% diesel(the remainder is jet fuel and gas oils). This is by process and not by operations. Most refineries here use catalytic cracking while in europe they employ hydro cracking. So because there are more diesel trucks on the road than ever there is a very tight suppy / demmand curve. Economics dictate that diesel costs more.

We have to get used to it, diesel and gas are going to cost A LOT more very soon!

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They could always build more refineries... its been... what 30 years?

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Any way you slice it, it's a case of greedy bastard.

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Even though diesel is thought to be simpler to produce it really is a supply and demmand thing. Refineries in North America are designed differently than the ones in europe and only produce 15 percent diesel, 50% gasoline whereas in europe they are at 25% gasoline and 50% diesel(the remainder is jet fuel and gas oils). This is by process and not by operations. Most refineries here use catalytic cracking while in europe they employ hydro cracking. So because there are more diesel trucks on the road than ever there is a very tight suppy / demmand curve. Economics dictate that diesel costs more.

We have to get used to it, diesel and gas are going to cost A LOT more very soon!

yup thats part of what the article said

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They could always build more refineries... its been... what 30 years?

There are 2 new 500,000 barrel/day refineries getting built in the Atlantic Provinces to sell directly to the US. Not to Mention there are 9 Upgraders getting built in Alberta. They will Upgrade Heavy oil into Gas oil, Kerosene and Napatha. Diesel is basically Kerosene so I may negate my earlier comments if these all come to fruition.

Just be happy you don't have to deal with this in The US right now:

http://www.ctvedmonton.ca/servlet/an/local...ub=EdmontonHome

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>>"There are 2 new 500,000 barrel/day refineries getting built in the Atlantic Provinces to sell directly to the US. Not to Mention there are 9 Upgraders getting built in Alberta."<<

Then, much like a weekend storm shuts 1 refinery in the U.S. = a price/barrel spike, I expect to see radical price declines in gas & diesel once they come online.

Not.

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>>"There are 2 new 500,000 barrel/day refineries getting built in the Atlantic Provinces to sell directly to the US. Not to Mention there are 9 Upgraders getting built in Alberta."<<

Then, much like a weekend storm shuts 1 refinery in the U.S. = a price/barrel spike, I expect to see radical price declines in gas & diesel once they come online.

Not.

hahaha!!

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They could always build more refineries... its been... what 30 years?

If you were CEO of Exxon, would you spend a billion dollars to build a new refinery when you know that you will have to DROP the price of your product when it opens?

HELL NO.

They'd rather let the greenies take the heat for blocking all the new refineries and laugh all the way to the bank.

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If you were CEO of Exxon, would you spend a billion dollars to build a new refinery when you know that you will have to DROP the price of your product when it opens?

HELL NO.

They'd rather let the greenies take the heat for blocking all the new refineries and laugh all the way to the bank.

of course not, which is the classic case of a cartel thought. which is why i dont understand why the anti-trust guys arent on them like they were with standard.

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of course not, which is the classic case of a cartel thought. which is why i dont understand why the anti-trust guys arent on them like they were with standard.

We don't seem to do much anti-trust work anymore.

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We don't seem to do much anti-trust work anymore.

Well, considering how many politicians are paid off by big oil, I'm sure there is not much effort made at stopping them..

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If you were CEO of Exxon, would you spend a billion dollars to build a new refinery when you know that you will have to DROP the price of your product when it opens?

HELL NO.

They'd rather let the greenies take the heat for blocking all the new refineries and laugh all the way to the bank.

:yes:

And I can't wait until OPEC switches from the dollar to the euro (which should be in June) :rolleyes:

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of course not, which is the classic case of a cartel thought. which is why i dont understand why the anti-trust guys arent on them like they were with standard.

Same reason Washington isn't all over Japan Inc for their unfair trade practices: lobbyists, university 'endowments' and a huge PR machine. The oil companies learned from their early 20th Century mistakes, just like Japan Inc. learned from their early '80s union-backed anti-Japanese backlash.

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well i can tell you a mch cheaper diesel.. Home Heating Oil... its a bit less then legal... but its cheaper.... since theres no highway taxes. the only difference is that is tinted red, and has a bit more sulfer content. MY dad ran it through all his trucks and machinery

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well i can tell you a mch cheaper diesel.. Home Heating Oil... its a bit less then legal... but its cheaper.... since theres no highway taxes. the only difference is that is tinted red, and has a bit more sulfer content. MY dad ran it through all his trucks and machinery

It does cause premature failure of the fuel pump and injectors

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It'd be very cool to see if GM could retrofit their diesel lines to beable to run 100% biodiesel before anyone else.

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Opec, greedy? Whodathunk it!?

Don't get me started on this topic... it's disgusting

how baddly we're being r4ped on fuel prices.

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