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I filled the fiddy up today at 2.70

Diesel here is around 3.05. I saw it the other day for 2.98, and that was shell
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3.19 down here as well..
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$3.19 for regular here in northern Michigan.
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I wish our nation would sink a ****ton of money into super efficient vehicles and green power research. We need to lead the forefront of energy efficiency to maintain a strong dominance against other rising economies.
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I concur with Red Ranger, wish the same for our economy as well, (pretty much the same economy anyway).
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No it's diesel everywhere. It is the diesel in the entire country unfortunately. And bad diesel in a newer engine can kill a lot of components in a short amount of time. I use additives in the TDI every fill up as well. A batch of low lubricity diesel (or a small amount of gas mixed in the tanker truck) can kill the HPFP and wipe out the entire fuel system, costing $8-10k to replace.

Why is it so expensive? Probably largely due to taxes, and further refining to make it ULSD (ultra low sulfur diesel).

Although I don't know why fuel is right now, I try not to look because I'm going use the same amount anyway. 93 octane in the F150 too. I know it is over $3 though.
yes it ridiculous. diesel was by far better before 2007 and ULSD. Had I known what I know now I wouldnt have bought a diesel. Fuel quality is enough to scare you away in a hurry. I buy from one place all the time. I feel that they have better quality but i get scared when i travel. I also know a trucker that hauls for them and he said its better than some. Who knows though.
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paid 3.49 for diesel the other day. i think it was 3.29 this morning.
which is refined less and has less regulation on quality... so you think you have the shaft on gas, diesel is worse. The quality of diesel has suffered so much over the last few years that most guys including me now put in an additive every tank to protect against rust, mold, dirt, sand, and water. Not to mention we already run 2 filters. The fuel companies are nothing but a joke.
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Does your state regulate fuel quality? I bet you most of the issues stem from the stations storage tanks.
That is part of ohios problem. we have no fuel regulation. we get crap. going down to west Virginia i got like 28MPG, coming back on WV gas I got 32MPG. what the hell right.

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$3.04-3.10 for 87 by me this morning in southeast Michigan. It's shot up about 15 cents in the past week.
yeah it was 3.05 at 5am, then it shot up to 3.19

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NASCAR can keep the damn gas at that price.





Everyday I thank god I have a 2.5L Ranger. I get almost 30MPG city. I fill up like every 2 weeks. I couldn't ask for much better. Would I like 210+HP, yes I would. Can I afford it, no I cannot.
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I wouldn't have a clue what to do if I had a car or truck that got 32mpg. I'm happy if I get 15. Lol
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it's 2.85 at the gas station up the road from my house
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I wouldn't have a clue what to do if I had a car or truck that got 32mpg. I'm happy if I get 15. Lol
Use the extra money to finish up (and fix) all of your stuff.

Oh yeah, I think I paid around $3.11 or something for mid grade.
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$2.69 for mid-grade. And I was crying over that when I got my new job today that requires me to drive 200+ miles a day. But now I'm glad I'm not living where you guys are.
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No it's diesel everywhere. It is the diesel in the entire country unfortunately. And bad diesel in a newer engine can kill a lot of components in a short amount of time. I use additives in the TDI every fill up as well. A batch of low lubricity diesel (or a small amount of gas mixed in the tanker truck) can kill the HPFP and wipe out the entire fuel system, costing $8-10k to replace.
That's not the case in New Mexico. Fuel in NM must meet a certain standard (ASTM D975 for Diesel) and is sampled regularly at every station to regulate it. Not saying it's still not possible to get hot Diesel or otherwise, but it's very rare.
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Just paid 3.15 for 87 today. Better than last winter so far I paid 3.40+ last year
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LOL! I remember going to work and going past a gas station and it was like 2.83.....couple hours we came back by and it jumped 10 cents! LOL! They Jewing us real bad. LOL!
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when your hilary clinton was up here , she was up here for a reason
( she was summoned up here , by our prime minister )

to answer the main question -- why are your citzens paying less than us for fuel
( she could not answer that question )

but guess what americans , in the next couple of months , you guys / gals will be paying the exact same amount for fuel as we are ( converted from litres to gallons of course )

you can thank hilary clinton for that -- they queried bill oil about that issue
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when your hilary clinton was up here , she was up here for a reason
( she was summoned up here , by our prime minister )

to answer the main question -- why are your citzens paying less than us for fuel
( she could not answer that question )

but guess what americans , in the next couple of months , you guys / gals will be paying the exact same amount for fuel as we are ( converted from litres to gallons of course )

you can thank hilary clinton for that -- they queried bill oil about that issue
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when i filled up last wednesday i paid $3.09 for 87
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That's not the case in New Mexico. Fuel in NM must meet a certain standard (ASTM D975 for Diesel) and is sampled regularly at every station to regulate it. Not saying it's still not possible to get hot Diesel or otherwise, but it's very rare.
Sampled and recorded by who? What is regularly?

I worked at a gas station a while ago and the most I ever saw anyone do was a test by putting a stick in tanks with water detection paste.

I managed jet fuel tanks at an airport and we had a host of tests we did and recorded. I haven't seen anything near that with auto fuels.

Maybe NM is different I don't know, it could be better regulated than other places. I hear that California generally has better quality diesel than other parts of the country...?

But just because there are standards doesn't mean they are observed by everyone either.

If you've ever talked to tanker drivers they will tell you that flushing the trailers doesnt get rid of everything and the same trailers are used for different fuels. Older diesels are a lot more forgiving then newer diesels. My number one concern is lubricity/wear rating.

Anyway I'm getting more off topic. I just paid 5.49 per gallon for avgas. 100 low lead. lol
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I wouldn't have a clue what to do if I had a car or truck that got 32mpg. I'm happy if I get 15. Lol
I always laugh when I see those "What MPG do you get w/ 31s" or whatever threads. I try not to post in them to make anyone cry LOL.

It's funny you guys get all excited when you get around 20-25MPG on 4.0s or 3.0s.

I can't even force my truck to get 25MPG, I think if I drove around in 3rd all day MAYBE.
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2.93 Here in east texas

I see some of yall running mid grade or premium. FYI unless you have a high compression motor,running forced induction or nitrous,or like my mustang your tuned to run 93 your wasting money and losing power.
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$3.09 here in central PA, its supposed to rise though. Puttin 50 bucks a week in gas is killin me. I hate my 15mpg.
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2.93 Here in east texas

I see some of yall running mid grade or premium. FYI unless you have a high compression motor,running forced induction or nitrous,or like my mustang your tuned to run 93 your wasting money and losing power.

Duh, a lot of us are tuned for 93 octane!
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I wouldn't have a clue what to do if I had a car or truck that got 32mpg. I'm happy if I get 15. Lol
15mpg would be awesome!

I use to never think about fuel usage, but I do more now since the golf gets 40-45mpg. I drive my truck to Lexington and back (gently even) and use 1/4 tank. I can drive the golf there and back aggressively and the gauge hardly moves on that little tank.

When I think of traveling any distance the golf costs SO much less. But then again I worry a little more about dies quality in some places. lol
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