The really scary part is just about everything we buy is trucked at some point. I expect the price of pretty much all consumable goods except maybe local produce to increase significantly over the next few months.
I couldn't believe it hit $4.20 a gallon. Unleaded is running $3.30.
Diesels are not cheaper than gasoline to run anymore.
I would hate to be an independent trucker with Diesel fuel prices like this.
Diesel gets better fuel economy making diesel still better than gas. A friend of mine is an intown trucker and uses 3400.00 per month to do his work, and now has to raise his rates to afford everything else. Guess what inflation is comming.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Cab Pickup
4x2, 6 speed manual
Regeared to 3.08:1
4 inch suspension slam
Aero mods: "Fastback" fairing and rugged air dam and side skirts
Stock MPG: 19
Summer MPG: 27.0
Winter MPG: 24
Diesel costs 27% more than unleaded gasoline. In the case of my Jetta, the gasser gets about 27mpg while the diesel gets about 47mpg (according to user data on www.fueleconomy.gov). Diesel cars are still cheaper, and will probably be that way for a long while. Doesn't make me any less pissed that diesel fuel prices are skyrocketing, but...
Actually, remember the other year, there was the introduction of mandatory ethanol in some states and the switch to summer gas at the same time and supplies ran short in the mid-west and there was a temporary spike unrelated to oil prices. That could be what we're seeing with the ULSD switch.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice