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Old 03-11-2008, 10:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I just watched CBC NewsNet, a Canadian national news station. Apparently there's a refinery problem in Edmonton Alberta that's affecting much of Western Canada. The newscasters report with that and the rising price of oil, $1.40 a litre will be coming along in just a few weeks !

That's $5.32 for a US gallon. People from the United States visiting here are probably already peeing their pants at the current $4.33 a gallon.


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Old 03-11-2008, 11:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:36 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Another guess on Diesel price.

It is More Inelastic. RUG use has droped a tad, and Diesel use has not moved (as far as I know).

This all sucks 4 me since I'll be filling up with D2 (hopefully for the last time ever) sometimes next week. But hey, I only buy fuel about once a month now vs more than once a week a year ago.

But on a Side note, I think I MAY beat 70 mpg again this tank ( My SGII is off)
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I think diesel engines are a superior technology compared to gasoline engines.

Years back, diesel was always cheaper than gas. For about the last decade now, it is always more.

Makes me glad I don't have a diesel right now (purely because of the fuel cost) but a veggie-diesel would be fantastic!

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It's always worth remembering that diesel has roughly 20% more BTUs than gasoline for any given volume.
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It's always worth remembering that diesel has roughly 20% more BTUs than gasoline for any given volume.
Is there a calculator that adjusts the price/BTU/MPG in comparison to gasoline and visa-versa? Could that be a widget in Ecomodder?

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I can't find it but I though I read that it uses more engery to make a gallon of diesel then gasoline. I remember when I saw it it did not seem right because it come off first in the cracking process. Can anybody verify that?
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How high will gas and diesel prices go this year?
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I can't find it but I though I read that it uses more engery to make a gallon of diesel then gasoline. I remember when I saw it it did not seem right because it come off first in the cracking process. Can anybody verify that?
I thought that in a given barrel of oil only so much can be made into diesel or gasoline and it was more efficient to try and make some of each.

Gas here (Southern New Hampshire is "here" while on spring break) has just gone up to 3.099 on average. Down further south in Rhode Island, I saw an average price of about 3.259 two days ago. It's definitely climbing. I just consider it more motivation to start modding projects and to train on my bicycle.

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