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Author Topic: Gas just topped $5.25 per gal in NC  (Read 10494 times)

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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: Gas just topped $5.25 per gal in NC
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2008, 07:49:26 PM »
Yes, Gazza, there's a premium on diesel vs. gasoline (you call it petrol) here, too, although these days it's less than about 10%.  Even so -- there's still a cost benefit for running a diesel, and there are also driveability reasons for running the diesel (at least in our pickup, towing a trailer).  Far less downshifts when climbing hills (maybe two or three in 1,800 miles, vs. dozens of them on the gasoline rig that we used to have), less engine roar, and so on.  No question in my book -- another diesel when this truck gets traded in.


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Re: Gas just topped $5.25 per gal in NC
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2008, 08:19:57 PM »
Totally agree Jon when it comes to what we call 4WD's ie Landcruisers etc  and what you guys call pickups  etc,,,,, but for small cars....not cost effective as the petrol versions are so fuel efficient these days.

The increase cost of fuel really does hurt our economy over here as it flows thru into every industry.
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Re: Gas just topped $5.25 per gal in NC
« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2008, 08:07:34 PM »
Is finding stations with gas still a problem ? I'll be over in a few weeks time and don't want to be getting stuck.

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Re: Gas just topped $5.25 per gal in NC
« Reply #48 on: October 08, 2008, 08:29:58 PM »
Sam the central and western parts of the state have had some problems with supply,, But now most of that has passed.  By next week supply should be back.. I would just top off when tank gets to 1/2 full....That way you are safe.  Some stations run out for 1/2 to 1 day but others have gas, I have had to drive a few miles but last night all stations around me had gas and 87 octane gas was down to $3.55 per gallon.

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Re: Gas just topped $5.25 per gal in NC
« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2008, 09:33:48 PM »
That's good news Charles, see you in a couple of weeks, order some nice weather for my visit if you would, it's cold and damp over here. :-( :-( :-(

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