Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What's the Deal with Diesel Prices?

February 18, 2008. On Rudolf Diesel's birthday, we celebrate the innovations that he brought to the evolution of combustion. What a really amazing, efficient machine the Diesel engine is! And Rudolf envisioned his engine as a way for the common person to get power in a world dominated by large, expensive, polluting steam engines. So here we are.

The price of diesel fuel in Greenfield is $4.25 today! If you're looking for a bargain, go to the Pride station on King Street in Northampton. A steal at $3.99/gallon. Why such a difference? For that matter, why is diesel so much more expensive than gasoline?
Biodiesel too?

One more reason to love waste vegetable oil: So far, it's out of the reaches of the volatile commodities market. If you're willing to clean some WVO, you can drive for free.


Anonymous said...

Now it's late September 08, and boy was I wrong about the commodities market and yellow grease! I heard a statistic that fall is typically the low point for fuel prices. Plus every election year for the last 7 elections has seen super-low gas prices preceding the election... Right now in Greenfield, diesel is something like $4.04, after reaching a high of $4.95 over the summer. And waste oil? It's not cheap anymore.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone confirm that petro diesel is more expensive than gasoline because of increased taxes on petro diesel?