[ale] OT: gas going up this weekend
jlightner at water.com
Fri Apr 29 08:51:24 EDT 2011
What's really obscene is the price of diesel. Not so long ago diesel
on average was cheaper than 87 octane gas. Some people even bought
diesel cars because they were cheaper to run. Somewhere along the line
the oil companies realized they could get a lot more money by raising
the price of diesel to be as high as premium gas. Most people wouldn't
howl because they weren't smart enough to realize that was costing them
even if they didn't drive a diesel car. Nearly everything you buy ends
up being on a diesel powered truck somewhere along the line. (Even if
shipped by train it has to be transshipped from the freight depot to
final destination for most things that aren't being delivered to
manufacturing plants/mills with their own rail.)
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Subject: Re: [ale] OT: gas going up this weekend
Tom Freeman <tfreeman at intel.digichem.net> writes:
>> FWIW, Aviation Fuel (100LL AvGas) does still have T-E-L in it.
> Thanks for that bit. I don't indulge in private aviation, so I'm not
> surprised at my ignorance. Still, how much avgas is used vs.
Oh, much much less. I don't have numbers offhand, but I would guess
much less than 1%.
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