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$4 ++ gallon- we should plan now!

Old 04-13-2006, 04:53 PM
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$4 ++ gallon- we should plan now!

I'd hate to be the bearer of bad news, but with the way oil $$ are increasing daily, I would be VERY surprised if diesel does not see $4 by early fall. Funny how fossil fuels go up when the summer driving/recreation season kicks in . And god forbid as soon as the media breathes the H word in mid August (hurricane). The news will get out "hurrica..." and BAM, last Sept. prices will look like a bargain. So what, If anything, will you out there do to offset the hosing we are getting from the govern.. ahem, I mean oil companies? In my 04, I think I can get a pretty decent supply of free WMO from mechanic and DIY friends. (hopefully no synthetics ). This, hopefully can offset the costs a little bit @ 2-3 gallons per tankfull. The issue of the extra taxes on fuel that delivery companies, and self employed tradespeople are paying, while drug dealers and those on welfare drive around in their "phat Escalades w/ 20" rims" upsets me more than I can describe here
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Old 04-13-2006, 09:30 PM
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$4 per gallon?? I refuse to participate.
If it hits $3.50 a gallon again... I am going to go into full scale production on these diesel processors and retire from my reg job.
Heck... I might do that anyway.
I decided in High School that I was going to retire at 35 anyway... Why not >> cost of doing business now makes me want to stay home!
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Yep!!!! Just imagin $120 plus to fill up!!! The big Dodge wont be Cummin's anymore, she will be like a hybernating Bear!
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I paid $100 to fill up in dallas last summer. I could barely bring myself to sign the receipt.
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Originally Posted by boostjunkie1
Yep!!!! Just imagin $120 plus to fill up!!! The big Dodge wont be Cummin's anymore, she will be like a hybernating Bear!
I just spent $90 last saturday. Tank wasnt empty when I started and wasnt full when I shut the pump off...
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Put half a tank in today and it was $145...
I carry 100 gallons
Almost $275 to fill it up.
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i put in about $40 for a half a tank on monday to fill al the way up. I also dumped in a little over a gallon of Waste engine oil, i'm glad i have 55 gallons of used oil from all my family's vehicles saved up, i can dump in a gallon or two each fill up to easy a little bit of the pain. I'm also thinkin finding out if any station near me has biodiesel. If that diesel price makes it to $4+ per gallon i'm stealing my younger sisters bike and riding it every where, at that point i wouldn't care if its a pink girls bike.
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Originally Posted by BigBlue
I paid $100 to fill up in dallas last summer. I could barely bring myself to sign the receipt.

Here's how I keep up with diesel prices in Dallas:
Click me!!
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my dad caries 130 gallons, we both filled up in bay st louis , miss the day before katrina hit and it was $450 fuel down their was already high
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At $4 a gallon I'll drive 50mph.

And ride the Harley more after I install a smaller main jet.

And find a venture capitalist to fund building a large scale biodiesel and ethanol processing plant in this area.


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Originally Posted by Oilguy
Put half a tank in today and it was $145...
I carry 100 gallons
Almost $275 to fill it up.
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Oilguy, why would you be buying fuel?
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Originally Posted by MikeyB
At $4 a gallon I'll drive 50mph.

And ride the Harley more after I install a smaller main jet.

And find a venture capitalist to fund building a large scale biodiesel and ethanol processing plant in this area.


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They're building two bioethenol plants in Herford and Littlefield pretty soon. They are gonna use cotton hulls to make it. Pretty cool. They need to start manufacturing biodiesel and bioethenol as an alternative and make it like $2.00 a gallon. That will get us away from foreign oil real fast.
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Originally Posted by MikeyB
At $4 a gallon I'll drive 50mph.

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At $4 a gallon I'll drive 0mph
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...looks like Diesel Manor closed its webpage?
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I read off and on about people mixing waste oil with a tank of fuel. What are the pros and cons to doing this. Anything special you need to do to the oil before mixing?
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