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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok so fuel is 3.29 here, im sure its higher elsewhere, but wtf. Anybody want to ask why we aren't drilling in alaska? We don't need polar bears and penguins, we need oil!!!! But seriously, I don't see how the oil companies can play the supply-demand game with a product required for national growth. How does the government expect farmers to plow, plant, or harvest running equiptment that burns $3 a gallon fuel. Almost the entire freight industry runs on diesel and it is also a major player in the auto industry (thats us). I understand that the U.S. needs to cut back on oil useage, but does that require punishing every person who drives a vehicle? The CEO of shell gave a lecture last week here and assured everyone that there was enough oil to last a couple of centuries. He predicted that alternative fuels would be here in 10-15 years, anybody want to guess what fuel will cost then... E85 seems to be the new big thing, but because its made of corn ranchers will have to fight with feed prices to be able to keep ranching profitable. Also since corn prices are going up more farmers will try to grown more corn and less of other things like cotton (clothes), wheat (bread), corn (corn) and this will just make prices go higher for common goods. Does that really help the economy. continue I blame OPEC, i don't know about everyone else, but i get the feeling that they are making a killing off of the U.S. Also even if hydrogen or electric cars come to be, how do they expect to completely phase out fossil fuels. I still want to get in my truck and hear it rattle when i start it, who wants to be driving a truck that feels like your driving a golf cart??? Also, electric vehicles don't produce the reliable power needed to haul freight, then to get rid of the batteries used in these cars you have to handle all the lead and chemicals inside the batteries. These car motors are made mostly of copper wire. What happens to the metal market when there is a huge demand for copper, i can tell you, everyone else suffers, electronics cannot be produced at a cheaper price and the consumer pays for it.

I just want to be able to keep my truck and i also want the aftermarket industry to keep making advances in performance technology for diesel trucks. I will walk before i own an electric car.
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I guess my question is, does anyone else feel like they are getting the shaft on this fuel price deal??
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Heck yes, i used to be able to fill up my truck with one swipe of the card now it takes two because when my card hits $100 the pump shuts off. I've never swiped it twice just too see how much it would really be. FYI Utah diesel is Avg. 3.65

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well atleast your pumps will let you go to 100 it's 75 here and it's been from 3.51 I filled at yesterday to 3.69 close to me but have seen it at 3.79 in town what a joke. it costs more than super and takes less oil...:shrug:

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3.17 here for reg diesel and 3.29 for 47 cetane.

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post #5 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 01:07 PM
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Don't whine... Here is Turning Point Chevron in New meadows, Idaho!



And this just change to $3.929 as of yesterday...

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don't worry that much it's only money and besides you can't take with you when you die. On the other hand there is always that died fuel to use. 3.29 for road fuel and 2.90 for farm fuel back here in missouri

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It's $2.59 here in north central Ohio......I am really considering setting up the "still" and making my own fuel now and when that gets going the wife is gonna be driving a diesel then too. Screw OPEC and the oil companies and all the tree huggers that won't let us drill in Alaska. In fact the tree huggers should be glad that I'll be using bio-diesel since that will cut down on my emissions and black smoke.

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Uhmm, the real killer behind it all. Is some how Biodiesel is getting a horrible rep. Yes you heard correct Biodiesel is getting a horrible repuation. I'm not exactly sure how. Some how between the fact that a the soybean price will go up and the glycol as the by product. Biodiesel is getting a bad rep.
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don't worry that much it's only money and besides you can't take with you when you die. On the other hand there is always that died fuel to use. 3.29 for road fuel and 2.90 for farm fuel back here in missouri
Just remember if you get caught with the dyed fuel it might cost you $150-$250 per gallon in fines...laugh

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$3.59 here in south western pa.
thinking of going back to running offroad fuel agian....lol
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