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post #1 of 14 Old 03-18-2008, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Diesel prices..DO SOMETHING!!

Hey guys, I've seen a lot of postings on here about the cost of diesel lately. 2 weeks ago diesel was at $3.90 in my town and now its up to $4.34. This is getting out of control. That is a dollar more than gas and it is cheaper to produce. If nothin happens Diesel will easily hit $5.00 a gallon by summer and a lot of us won't be able to enjoy our trucks in the same way. So, I started this post so that people can post ideas on what we can do to get prices down. Remember that no idea is stupid it might just need some revising, but I figured with all the users on here we could band up and get something going!

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what can we do? Stop buying it...

Of course that is not feasible enough to make any difference but as long as we are willing to buy it the price will be all it can be.

They can only charge what people are willing to pay... period.

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good luck man. theres nothing we can do. alot of us already posted about doin somethin and it dont work. were just gonna have to suck it up till spring/summer and they should come down lets hope. only thing we can possibly do is drive less to consume less. keep your rpms as low as you can for better mpg's and hope for the best. diesel usually goes down in the summer and gas goes up.

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Ya, well I'm sure there is something we can do, but first every body's just got to stop thinkin that bending over and touching your toes is the only thing you can do. Sitting here moping isn't going to get anything done, but apparently everybody enjoys paying through the nose

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This is my hope. Large companies like Valero increase production of ULSD which would hopefully bring prices down to reasonable levels.
I've also been reading that if the dollar keeps losing its value, oil prices will continue to rise. The feds are trying to save Wall Street by cutting rates but they are also bringing down the value of the dollar which then increases the price of oil. So I hope the feds will soon let people who messed up and gave loans to people they shouldn't have fall by the wayside. I have no clue what the answer is.
I would say Bio or WVO but when they start charging for used oil, the reduced efficiencies of these products make them not a valuable option.
Not sure what the answer is but I hate the fact I bought my truck in October and I can't drive because fuel is too high!!

Thanks for letting me rant!! I'm better now!!!

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that's the same time I bought mine. Diesel has been cheaper than gas my whole life until I bought my truck and within a month it reverses...

just my luck...

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We need to drill on our own soil!! and increase refining capability's. Wright or call or go to there office your congressmen and tell them that is the best way to "decrees our reliance on forgen oil" not inefficient corn gas all that dose is makes the price of food go up.


I meen what do you want cheaper energy or maybe possibly some animals have to walk around a few pipes in Alaska you be the judge
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We need to drill on our own soil!! and increase refining capability's. Wright or call or go to there office your congressmen and tell them that is the best way to "decrees our reliance on forgen oil" not inefficient corn gas all that dose is makes the price of food go up.


I meen what do you want cheaper energy or maybe possibly some animals have to walk around a few pipes in Alaska you be the judge
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Stop using fuel the price goes down.

Now we need to figure out how to do that.

The dirty truth is coming to light that the EPA has managed to get ULSD requirements and emissions laws passed that are going to use a lot more fuel in the onset. Not only in the lower mpg vehicle but in the refining process and distribution problems that cost more energy to be expended in getting it from the refinery to your fuel tank. Extra care needs to be taken now that there are still LSD stations and the ULSD can't be contaminated with LSD, etc. This will eventually get better only to rear it's head again when the super ultra low sulfur diesel or whatever comes out.

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every time i see someone say lets do something, that song comes to mind....."lets start a riot" lol

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