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Wow- is diesel really 1$ more per gallon along I-95?

I am getting ready to take a trip and am considering renting an SUV. It would cost me $500, but I would save $200 in gas/fuel prices. Is it that ugly now for diesel price? Thanks.

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Try the Gas Buddy Trip Cost Calculator for estimate:

https://www.gasbuddy.com/TripCostCalculator

It will provide diesel prices anywhere in the Country.

You can hand enter vehicle info like mpg and tank capacity.
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Diesel prices used to be cheaper than gas here in Ca. but for a year now gas has dropped in price and diesel hasn't moved. Still $3,67 From what i have found out on the web diesel is high all over the country.
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I think we are exporting much diesel now which is keeping the supply lower in US and keeping price higher.


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Must be a regional thing. Around here, diesel is either lower than gas or within a few cents if higher.
I'm planning a road trip down to America in the spring, and I'll probably take it in the shorts on diesel prices.

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Well, I may rent a car. It will cost me $110 more, once you factor in fuel/gas prices, to run a rental car from NY to FL and back to NY. $110 to not have to worry is the upside, downside is that kids don't like trading down to a full size car. Car claims to get 36mpg, so I figure 32, and truck gets 18.5 or so. I can't believe it is a $1.89 vs $2.99 for gas and diesel. It was less than gas when I bought the truck. Oh well.

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Well, I may rent a car. It will cost me $110 more, once you factor in fuel/gas prices, to run a rental car from NY to FL and back to NY. $110 to not have to worry is the upside, downside is that kids don't like trading down to a full size car. Car claims to get 36mpg, so I figure 32, and truck gets 18.5 or so. I can't believe it is a $1.89 vs $2.99 for gas and diesel. It was less than gas when I bought the truck. Oh well.
You will also save on tire wear, oil change, etc.

But I refuse to drive through TN in anything smaller than a full size truck.

Everybody in that State drives like they have a number on the side of their door and are racing NASCAR.


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Must be a regional thing. Around here, diesel is either lower than gas or within a few cents if higher.
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I don’t know why AK gasoline prices are so high since there are in state refineries but diesel is not very high and it has to be barged up since there are no diesel refineries.


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I donít know why AK gasoline prices are so high since there are in state refineries but diesel is not very high and it has to be barged up since there are no diesel refineries.
Actually, most of our gasoline is barged up. The only operating refinery is in Kenai now, since the one at North Pole shut down.

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I don’t know why AK gasoline prices are so high since there are in state refineries but diesel is not very high and it has to be barged up since there are no diesel refineries.
Actually, most of our gasoline is barged up. The only operating refinery is in Kenai now, since the one at North Pole shut down.
True, the Tesoro Nikiski refinery is the only one producing gasoline since Flint Hills closed down in 2014 and the small Petro Star refineries in North Pole and Valdez mostly produce aviation fuels, but I think Tesoro still holds enough of the Alaska gasoline market to set price quite high with minimal competition from Outside. I do recall in the higher demand summer months, some gasoline has even been shipped from refineries in South Korea.

There is also a small refinery in Prudhoe for gasoline but its used exclusively for BP & Conoco fleets and the village of Nuiqsut.


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Must be a regional thing. Around here, diesel is either lower than gas or within a few cents if higher.
I'm planning a road trip down to America in the spring, and I'll probably take it in the shorts on diesel prices.
That's interesting, in most of WY and MT, diesel ranges anywhere from 30 to 40 cents higher per gallon than gas. Been that way for quite a few years now.

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Well, the good news is that Ford is coming up with a solution to high diesel prices. In 2020 there will be a new 7.3L, this time running on gasoline.

https://www.ford.com/trucks/super-duty/2020/
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Bad thing is, a gas engine is a gas engine. I bought a new Tundra 5.7 V8 in 2010 and it's got LOTS of horsepower, gets 20 MPG highway driving but when I hook up my MIL's light weight aluminum 2 horse bumper pull with my 700lb. Polaris ATV in the trailer, fuel mileage drops to 9-10 MPG. But I can put 3 horses in my slant load 3 horse gooseneck heavier steel trailer and still get 13 MPG using my '91 F250 diesel. And my diesel has always got 18 MPG highway driving empty. Guess if it's mainly used for towing a diesel still makes more sense.

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Well, the good news is that Ford is coming up with a solution to high diesel prices. In 2020 there will be a new 7.3L, this time running on gasoline.

https://www.ford.com/trucks/super-duty/2020/
If it is like any of the rest of the Ford big block engines expect 12mpg and less.

I had a 84 F250 that got 8mpg at best. The worst mileage that I ever got with it was around 3mpg but that was fighting a headwind for 100 miles with a cab over camper and pulling a trailer. The fastest I could move was around 50 mph on the freeway. I filled up and had to put around 35 gallons back into it around 100 miles later. If I hadn't had to be somewhere I would of just pulled over and waited the windstorm out.

As for the diesel thing, I use my diesel when I need a truck. In the last two years I drove it a total of 5500 miles. I have a puddle jumper that gets 30mpg for the around town thing and trips where I don't need a truck.

Every time that I get back into my diesel I almost have to relearn where everything is located at.
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Hopefully, Ford engineers have figured out how to get good fuel efficiency in a gas engine at full GCWR. If they have succeeded to do that with the 7.3L gas engine, then it may become a popular choice.

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