Fuel Prices Where We Live

  • Teamubr

    From somewhere outside StL
    Joined
    Nov 7, 2010
    As we get into heating season, I suspect diesel will rise soon. Though hopefully not by much.
    I was just telling DW this. The colder the NE gets, the higher diesel prices go. DW asked why and I said "home heating oil" is diesel.

    Our Sam's Club had diesel for $1.88. That is amazingly low for Illinois and our above average fuel tax.

    j
     
  • Teamubr

    From somewhere outside StL
    Joined
    Nov 7, 2010
    TN
    gas = $1.55
    diesel = $1.74
    Thank You Covid, climate change and fracking!

    Not meaning to stir up anything political, but I just had a lengthy conversation with a friend about the economy (Disney stock Up 13% yesterday after the vaccine announcement. Netflix down 10%) and gas prices came up. Simple supply and demand on this one, but I'll take it. Less people driving (and less global manufacturing) due to Covid, warmer winters (home heating oil IS diesel fuel) and the ability to get to the massive oil reserves in the US due to fracking.

    I know all of these can be heavily debated items and that isn't the intent. I'm just thankful that it makes the travel expense of towing 1000 miles to the Fort a little more cost effective.

    j
     

    jbrostek

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 16, 2011
    Indeed @Teamubr! I have done the trip to FW when diesel was close to 4 a gallon, it would take two swipes at the pumps and that was with 150 limits on the pumps (before some of the current PFJ/GSC or TSD discount programs.). The oil wars between russia and the middle east helped this some as well.
     

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