Diesel price soaring

diesel prices

Sue has a VW New Beetle diesel. She says the price of diesel has been been going up 5-10 cents a day for the past few days.

This impacts everyone, because much of what we buy and use is trucked in by diesel.

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  1. In Utah, the cost of diesel typically runs 25% higher than gasoline. That’s something to consider when calculating savings from the better mileage of automobile diesel engines: it’s got to get 25% better mileage just to cost the same.

    As diesel prices increase, at some point it will no longer be cost-effective to ship cheap goods by truck. We may still get them by rail (where available), but that suggests some painful changes in employment patterns, since trucking employs over 6 million people in this country.

    BTW, what kind of mileage does Sue get in her diesel?

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