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Little relief ahead for diesel consumers

GasBuddy Blog -- While gasoline consumers may be jumping for joy or pumping with glee at falling gasoline prices, diesel consumers are being left out of the party, wanting in. Unfortunately, there's not much relief for diesel consumers in the months ahead.

Unlike gasoline, distillate (heating oil and diesel) peak consumption season is in the winter. Why is this, you ask? Distillate fuel can yield both diesel and heating oil because diesel and heating oil are very similar heavier oils. The problem here is that the Northeastern United States still consumes gobs of heating oil during the cold months, not natural gas. That means that peak consumption for distillate fuels during these months, keeping pressure on prices.

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Submitted Oct 19, 2012 By: PD
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bridgerunner
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:55:00 AM

Here diesel is ~#0.40 higher than regular.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 8:02:56 AM

hye, then again, y'all have a lot higher gas prices to start with.
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 9:51:41 AM

Here in California diesel is running .40 higher than gas.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 5:54:09 AM

diesel around here is notoriously 50+ cents higher / gallon. Right now it's more like 60 cents.
dcone2
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 12:23:37 AM

ok
DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:42:13 AM

$4.19 is the cheapest for diesel around here & both my car & truck are diesels.
BOB2008
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 9:33:53 AM

diesel is a dollar a gallon higher than gas
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 5:40:55 AM

Jet; indeed.
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 12:04:00 AM

artificially high prices
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 12:00:58 AM

3.99/gal for diesel here.. still way too high.
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:54:15 PM

I can remember when it was much cheaper than regular gasoline.
dcone2
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:02:02 PM

ok
Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:43:06 PM

Need it badly, $4.29 per gallon is way too high.
dockersbin
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 4:40:40 PM

Not only sucks for them, they drive most goods that you buy in stores, and yes your cost of goods goes up with it. Too bad they don't go down when diesel goes down!
TOOMUCH
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 12:42:42 PM

still too much.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 5:41:38 AM

Donatelo: diesel engines run better on diesel or biodiesel. And we need them b/c they have the better torque for hauling.
Lobsters11
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 10:48:44 PM

Sucks for them
Donatelo
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 9:00:18 PM

All diesel engines should run on natural gas, we have plenty of it, and it an easy conversion.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 12:10:31 PM

Diesel dropped in my town last night by a dime.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 6:03:51 AM

diesel has its place. But we all pay for high diesel (high cost of transportation of goods means higher prices at the store).
TTQuattro
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 12:16:59 AM

i still want a diesel powered car tho
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:51:37 PM

Price tooooo HIGH
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 12:57:04 PM

These prices need to come down
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 12:14:28 PM

Old 'news'.
barryo62
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:38:39 AM

I am a farmer from Iowa.I have diesel powered tractors I use on my farm it is spendy to use them.
Everyone in this country is effected by diesel prices not just users.
Goods at stores,services,buses,trucks,mining equipment,ships,rairoads,are some users of diesel fuel that effect all of us of consumers.We all effected by high diesel prices.
OaklandInvaders
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:29:54 AM

Just a report. It will come down next week or so
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:19:23 AM

this is old news too
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:17:48 AM

Quite old
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:15:32 AM

Old news!
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:13:42 AM

poopy
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Old Story
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:12:05 AM

Old - Old
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Not the problem on the shaky side. Our trouble is the folks that got elected and appointed to state government.
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Friday's leftovers? You've got to be kidding! And you wonder why people post things like "ok"
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:08:40 AM

OLD
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:08:22 AM

Isn't today the 22nd?
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:06:42 AM

I don't know of any gas consumers that are "jumping for joy or pumping with glee".
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:03:06 AM

Northeast should switch to natural gas already. Cleaner & cheaper.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 11:00:43 AM

this post is starting to stink its so old
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:58:25 AM

+2 (or more) Topless2012
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+1 topless2012
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I love old articles.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:55:03 AM

No surprise.
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:53:39 AM

Whatever I said the other days.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:52:41 AM

old news
MJIOWA
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:52:40 AM

ok
matthwbar
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:51:25 AM

It sucks...
VernonOR
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:51:15 AM

Another repeat article.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:51:04 AM

again glad I don't have a diesel!
40mpgsaturn
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:50:18 AM

Diesel is $4.14 here.
donny47
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:49:12 AM

dont forget heating oil!
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