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Diesel prices soaring throughout the nation

ABC Local -- FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Gas prices continue to climb throughout the nation and in the Central Valley. Those who rely on diesel fuel -- including truckers and farmers -- are seeing an even greater jump in price. According to the latest fuel gauge report by AAA, Fresno residents are paying an average of $4.23 for a gallon of diesel. That's a 42 cent jump from the same time last year.
Increasing gas prices are taking a toll on drivers, especially those who rely on diesel fuel. "It's getting hard, you just won't be able to stay in business. You can only give so much," said trucker Sam Hobbs.
The increased fuel costs are passed on to the consumer but not every industry can do that.

The agriculture sector relies heavily on diesel-powered equipment to care for crops, leaving many farmers with


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geoutpb
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 5:12:24 PM

Diesel is becoming more popular, time to start designing refinery's to crack more diesel out of the oil they refine.
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Rt118E
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 5:10:53 PM

I know many people who purchased diesel vehicles cause prices were lower now wish they had not
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gasgo123
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 5:09:06 PM

The farmers and truckers have no choice as the have to use their equiment to make a living, other people have a choice to drive less by only driveng the minimum by car pooling and making fewer shopping trips
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 5:07:44 PM

High prices because diesel products are being exported!!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 5:06:03 PM

ok
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swede
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 5:05:06 PM

What else is new. Diesel prices are always much higher.
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bama56
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mackconsult
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 5:01:43 PM

Yeah .... ouch ..... I am using more WVO :o)
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bama56
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:57:44 PM

'pete12' has the answer but the greed of the politicians and bussiness folk won't let that happen because of stupidity.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:56:29 PM

The oil companies do not care about anything but profits. They own the speculators who can drive up the price any time they want...
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kzrooster
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:54:14 PM

The cost of Diesel hurts our small business. We have to pass it along with higher prices, which really hurts!
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mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:53:41 PM

keep the oil in a the USA if it came from within the USA
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:47:54 PM

If they kept all the gas and diesel that is refined in the US everything would be fine.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:47:01 PM

it affects everyone
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:47:00 PM

NOT GOOD NEWS AT ALL!
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asog75
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:46:18 PM

well look at the bright side,in the 70's their was no gas, and people would pay anything to find a station that had gas to sell
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:45:22 PM

That is because the oil companies are shipping over twice the refined Diesel to other countries than we are using. They Are gouging us to death and killing the economy.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:42:57 PM

These price levels are a complete ripoff!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:41:35 PM

Every one gets hurt not just truckers.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:41:30 PM

Yeah thats dumb too cause diesel the last thing that comes from oil and is the waste!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:40:36 PM

Thats Why I'd Rather Eat My Corn Than Burn It...
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:40:30 PM

all fuel prices are crazy
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:35:32 PM

We all pay more through higher store and delivery costs.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:34:56 PM

No comments or facts as to why diesel has gone up so much. I remember when it used to be much less than regular gas. Could the increases be due to lowering the capacity to make it. What will happen when American car makes finally start equipping cars with turbodiesels like the Europeans? Will prices go up even more?
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:34:28 PM

Here in NE Wisc it's 3.79 plus. Been that way since last fall.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:33:56 PM

Good thing I don't use diesel.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:33:19 PM

Bend over and grab your ankles time
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:30:05 PM

Diesel fuel is going up but so is the profits of the oil companies. Maybe the CEO's and stock holders and others should make less profits to keep the diesel fuel affordable for all of us. Our government likes fuel prices to rise becaue they then can collect more in taxes. You pay taxes at the pump
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:22:33 PM

Inflation is here!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:20:07 PM

We had better get fuel prices under control or we will return to being a Third World nation.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:19:47 PM

Not looking good.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:19:41 PM

Greed
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:18:53 PM

We will all pay more now.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:17:46 PM

Diesel is about 10 cents a liter higher here than gas , Think everybody better go on strike til oil companies reverse their greedy prices.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:11:57 PM

I see the price of everything just keep going up and up and up. I can hardly wait until my retirement, I won't be able to afford anything. I probably won't be able to afford to die.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:11:24 PM

If will have an affect, but we have to learn to live with higher energy prices and develop alternatives.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:09:54 PM

If we get Congress to pass the Natural Gas Act, this will help keep the price of diesel fuel down
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Come on we know its going up the Republicans told us they want to blame it on the President so we all suffer except the ones making profits and ones getting donations foe election and reelection Thank you Mr Speaker
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Here is the start of run away inflation in North America.
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How's that whole "Hopie - Changie thing working out for ya????
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That results in higher prices at the stores!
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Not good......
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 4:02:59 PM

The oil companies little secret. Charge more for diesel, because most users are commercial, thus they can pass it along to consumers. The hidden double whammy at the pump.
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I don't see any signs of the economy getting better. I have less money to spend if any than ever.
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Thanks Obummer.
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So, much for "Change We Can Believe In"
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 3:49:20 PM

Thanks Barry.
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