Originally Posted by JK23112
What is really weird is that diesel fuel costs MORE at the pump than does gasoline - when it is cheaper to make and is essentially a waste product of refining gasoline. Elsewhere around the world, diesel fuel is cheaper than gasoline.
I drive big rigs at work and it now costs nearly $800 to fill both tanks. Since everything comes by truck, train or ship....watch for prices of most things to increase soon. All of them rely on diesel fuel for propulsion.
The biggest reason that diesel now cost more than gasoline in the US, is the wonderful mandate that says we must use ULSD. The Ultra Low Sulfur (less than 15ppm sulfur) requires WAY more refining processes to remove the sulfur content as compared to the good old LSD (less than 500 ppm sulfur). Plus, another downside of this refining process is ULSD has significantly less BTUs of energy than LSD causing more fuel to be needed to make the same amount of power, i.e. lower fuel economy. EPA fail