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Fuel Cost

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GeoffD, Feb 15, 2000.

  1. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Diesel prices are 2.09 in maine. What are they where you guys are? I have been buy diesel in 600 gallon tanks lately, and pay 195 right now. <p>Geoff
     
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    It was up to 2.29 last week but is as low as 1.89 right now. I have parked my 98 diesel and have gone back to my 84 gas truck.<br>We havent had much snow since the raise in price, but if we do I am going to add a fuel charge to the bill to offset diesel fuel.<br>I leave an out in my contracts for this type of thing<br>Dino <br><p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
     
  3. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
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  4. paul

    paul PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 151

    Fuel took a dive out here last week 1.35 at the pump, My delivery on site was 1.87<p>----------<br>paul<br>
     
  5. cutntrim

    cutntrim PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 248

    Here in Ontario a litre of unleaded (we don't use diesel) goes for 68.5 cents. That would be equivalent to $2.60/gallon for you guys. Our provincial government is supposedly going to be looking into the collusion between the gas companies up here with regards to price fixing. I'll believe it when I see it. <p>----------<br>Dave in S.Ontario<br>
     
  6. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    Diesel and fuel oil have been dropping, diesel at $1.89 local, heating oil $1.47 yesterday when they filled my tank but expect reg unleaded to retail at $1.75/gal in the northeast by spring, this from my buddy who drives a tanker for citgo. Keep this in mind when pricing for spring.<p>Bill
     
  7. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 140

    I heard the same thing about gas in a report last night from the energy secretary. He termed this a price issue, not a supply issue, which I think is correct. I have about 100 gal. left in my stock tank that I paid about 1.65 for. I won't be filling it again until prices drop at the rack, instead I'll go to the pumps, which I think will come down quicker. Good news though, the diesels still get better mileage than the gas jobs.<p>----------<br>Phil Grande - Soundview Landscape Supply - http://members.aol.com/slsnursery<br>Ivy League Landscaping - http://members.aol.com/scagrider
     
  8. ChucksChevyPages

    ChucksChevyPages Guest
    Messages: 0

    Here in Northern NJ, I looked at diesel last week. It was $1.9599<br>May as well be $2 a gallon.<br>Not the most legal thing to do, but years ago, the prices rose, and a buddy was running 5 diesels hauling mail for the US govt. To overcome the increase, he began using some excess fuel he had. Turns out he used to get his heating oil tanks filled at his 3 houses just before winter. When the prices went up, he started pumping it out of the tanks into the trucks. Sometimes he'd fill the trucks 1/2 way, to offset the cost, and top them off at the pumps. He started doing it years ago, when there was no local stations to buy diesel at, and he needed it for his back hoe. When the 80's gas crunch came, stations started selling diesel, so he stopped that practice. When the prices rose, he started pumping it out of the house tanks, into the trucks.<p>~Chuck<p>----------<br>Chuck's Chevy Truck Pages - Snowplowing Central<br>http://members.aol.com/csmith669/plowcentral.html