2 Responses to Diesel price soaring

  1. DJ Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 5:12 pm #

    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?

  2. Bob Morris Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 7:38 pm #

    Sue gets about 40 mpg in the VW New Beetle diesel. My Prius gets 44, so the VW does quite well.