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Old 04-16-2020, 10:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I drove my TDI 8663 miles last year and burned 233 gallons of diesel. Saving a buck a gallon would save me $4.50 a week. For my limited use I can't see it being worth the hassle and cost for storage equipment.

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Old 04-17-2020, 07:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I drove my TDI 8663 miles last year and burned 233 gallons of diesel. Saving a buck a gallon would save me $4.50 a week. For my limited use I can't see it being worth the hassle and cost for storage equipment.
Understand - I started using GasBuddy app to find cheaper gas - I've found Diesel for $0.70 a gallon cheaper at one station vs another just local to my house!

I drive (or used to before COVID) 15k to 20k miles per year - a fair number of those with the boat behind the boat. A buck a gallon will

15k miles @ 25mpg = 600 gallons

@$2.00 per gallon that's $1200 per year
@$3.00 per gallon that's $1800 per year

So $1 per gallon (assuming I only drive 15k miles & I average 25 mpg) will save me $600 per year.

$600 is worth trying to save some. I can only store 100 gallons - so it's not like I can store a year's worth of fuel for a couple years (not yet anyway). But it's a start.

I also use diesel in my tractor - so I always have some fuel in the garage.

I'm finding now that my real issue is having all this diesel laying around I tend to use it - I have a couple of fire pits - one is just an old stump I'm trying to burn out & the other is just a burn pile where I toss trees & sticks that fall over (I tend to lose one big tree a year). I prefer to light those with diesel as it doesn't explode on me - so I've already used 10 gallons just in trying to burn the stump.
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Old 04-17-2020, 10:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Back when I bought the F250 new, you could purchase discounted de fueled JP4 where somebody put it into the wrong aircraft tank. Clear fuel, with neat storage additives. With all the parked aircraft, might be a something.
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Old 04-19-2020, 01:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I just bought a new 2020 GMC Canyon with the 2.8L duramax diesel.

I also have a Kubota 3 cylinder diesel tractor.

With diesel prices locally floating around $2.30 ive been thinking about buying in bulk & saving for a time when it's much higher.

I can realistically & easily store 100 gallons of diesel.

Anyone do this? Anything i need to watch out for?
The BEST way to buy FUEL is by the 55gallon drum on paper in the stock market which you can buy for the low low price of 18.12 a barrll just sell it when the price goes up(and buy gas with the money you made)
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Old 04-19-2020, 10:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 04-19-2020, 04:26 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Does this count?

I think of it more as a range extender than long-term storage.

Change my, you know, the thing.

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Old 04-21-2020, 07:02 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I saw yesterday the price of oil dropped to -$37 a barrel at some point somewhere, probably on a ship somewhere that somebody bought on a futures bet or something like that.

So, if you can arrange to pick up maybe 2000 barrels of oil at the site you can get quite a bargain, pocketing $74,000 for the trouble of taking the mess off hisher hands. :-)

Buckle your seatbelts folks. We're in uncharted territory, compliments of the Communist Party of China and the machinations of OPEC.

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