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March 13, 2009

It keeps getting better

Filed under: Diesel — chuck goolsbee @ 3:22 pm

Diesel fuel prices just keep falling.

9 Comments

  1. so it is diesel falling Chuck? and not just petrol going up

    so masses of diesel cars racing into the market place then?

    Jerome

    Comment by gondwana — March 14, 2009 @ 1:24 am

  2. Both, though Diesel is falling faster. It has been artificially high here for the past several years after the switch to ULSD. Now it is drifting back toward its historical position of cheaper than gasoline.

    No masses of Diesel cars though.

    Comment by chuck goolsbee — March 14, 2009 @ 7:09 am

  3. MAN, that’s a crappy foto.

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    Comment by vrooomie — March 14, 2009 @ 7:18 am

  4. Where are you seeing these kinds of diesel prices, Chuck? I don’t live that far from you and I can’t find anything close to this price.

    Yesterday’s local Shell prices were:

    2.15 regular
    2.27 plus
    2.41 super
    2.35 diesel

    Comment by Sandro — March 14, 2009 @ 9:17 am

  5. and why the fractions at the end of the prices? why not just another 9? the decimal point isn’t there anyway…. unless people only like cents per gallon pricing? strange…

    Jerome

    Comment by gondwana — March 14, 2009 @ 11:02 am

  6. Sandro this is the Island Crossing Tesoro station at Exit 208 of I-5.

    Comment by chuck goolsbee — March 14, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

  7. Jerome, that’s long been a marketing thing in this country, prolly going back at least 60-70 years.

    And it works. I see fuel for “$1.89, 9/10,” and I *never* say, “Hey, I found fuel for a buck ninety! (which, for all intents an statistical purposes it IS!), I say, “Hey, I found fuel for a buck eighty nine!”

    Back in the late 70s, when it went over a $1, pumps weren’t set up to handle the higher prices, so you’d see gas for “$1.01, 4/10ths!”

    Wow…gas for a buck. I *am* old……!

    Comment by vrooomie — March 14, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

  8. in the early 70’s we had to nominate a car-less day in he first oil shock… fun!

    the pricing of our fuel always ends in 9 also… but we use the decimal point…

    Jerome

    Comment by gondwana — March 14, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

  9. Finally saw diesel for the same price as regular today at the Duvall Safeway. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to snap a pic.

    Comment by Sandro — March 16, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

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