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Posted by Brian on May 2, 2006, 10:18 pm
 


needed( more expensive) also fuel filters and maintenance

today's market, in the winter you need blended fuel or

expensive additives that keep the fuel from gelling.I have

what it is, it cost more!

Well, here in the UK it is more like $.60 per US Gallon.



Posted by Michael Pardee on May 3, 2006, 1:59 am
 

When I was on The Big Rez (the Navajo reservation that covers much of
Northern AZ and part of New Mexico) in November, I paid nearly $.90 per
gallon more for diesel than the regular cost. I guess it is because the
locals don't use diesel.

Mike



Posted by Martin Dixon on May 4, 2006, 4:23 pm
 

Diesel is cheaper than petrol in most of Europe too, in some places
about two thirds the price of pertol, but in France at least the gap
is narrowing.

In the UK diesel is slightly more expensive, but that is becuse of
taxation differences.  The rate of taxation on motor fuel is getting
on for 400%!


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Posted by beernuts on May 6, 2006, 1:21 pm
 Lynn McGuire wrote:

more expensive) also fuel filters and maintenance

today's market, in the winter you need blended fuel or

additives that keep the fuel from gelling.I have

it is, it cost more!

Wow.  When I left Houston in 1987 (to move north), gas was 67 cents/gal

Posted by Ken on May 2, 2006, 2:48 am
 This is a drivel post. Diesel is more energy-intensive than petrol.
This is the sole reason diesels show a mileage advantage.

On my farm I have both diesel and petrol vehicles and the diesels
always put put more work per litre than the petrols.

To introduce the petrol/diesel energy differential into the greenhouse
debate is a red-herring. Whenever we dig up fuel and release it into
the atmosphere we are bringing the day when Venice, London, Sydney and
Tuvalu disappear below the waves closer.

The fractioning process which separates diesel from petrol uses energy
- probably more than than the energy-advantage of diesel compared with
petrol.

The only fundamental advantage of diesel may be that its engines last
longer (because diesel, unlike petrol, is a lubricant - I have never
seen any research results on this but I have a geriatric Ford 2000
tractor which will probably outlast me).


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