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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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bcok
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:08:43 PM

We eventually pay all the costs. Nothing new.
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confetti
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:07:35 PM

The cost of everything is going up -- it's called inflation. It's what necessarily happens when the government prints money that has nothing backing it up. Obama's intentional strategies to raise gas prices to force Americans to turn to electric cars aren't helping, of course.
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PKVol
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:04:59 PM

Diesel prices here haven't moved much compared to gasoline. Gas is up $0.50 per gallon since the first of the year, but diesel hasn't moved more than $0.10.
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JJ763
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:03:55 PM

Duh
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waynemustang
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 10:00:46 PM

It is all about where the most votes are. Obama Regime fuel policies suck.
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vibdata
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:59:16 PM

Ummm...I guess you haven't read the posts I been postin'. For months and years.

Yeah, YOU FINALLY NOTICED. ABC...let's not even mention anything about this is NOT NEWS.

Etc.

The truckers can say what they want. They just pass these costs on to the people that get the deliveries daily. Like grocery stores, and what not.
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CAD69
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:55:09 PM

We need more CNG cars & trucks
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TedNC
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:55:06 PM

Why is diesel more than gas when it's cheaper to make?
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:54:19 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:51:10 PM

OK
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porotito
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:49:57 PM

So the price of everything will go up, but our paychecks won't. Oh wait, unless you're already a millionaire.
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nwsynthetics
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:49:38 PM

just like last year, etc.... up up and away
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1Casey
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:49:14 PM

Greed.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:40:36 PM

Watch our food costs go up. Not good.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:40:11 PM

bad
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danol43
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:38:17 PM

Diesel is still a better power source than gas.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:35:22 PM

great change
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jetlagAK
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:34:23 PM

This is why I didn't pay extra and get a diesel truck.
Nobama2012
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livedream
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:34:20 PM

DrLyon has a common sense solution:

"Stop shipping diesel out of the country...
Help the economy here..."

That's true of our refined crude, too! Big Oil COULD choose to keep it here for use by American consumers --
But instead, they choose to EXPORT FOR HIGHER PROFITS. GREED WINS AGAIN!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:34:07 PM

I would rather convert vehicles to CNG
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PAborn54
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:33:04 PM

Yep, that's going to help the economy.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:32:00 PM

Why???? Will we ever get the truth about WHY the increases???
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:30:23 PM

All we have to do to get prices to fall is to start drilling in earnest again, but that will probably have to wait until 2017 when Obama is gone.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:26:59 PM

bad news
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:26:19 PM

Specu-traitors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And no one to represent WE THE PEOPLE
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:24:19 PM

Diesel should be less than regular gas
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:23:23 PM

interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:18:24 PM

You really think any president want's high fuel prices? Give me a break.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:18:04 PM

And considering diesel is the dregs of the refining process, no price gouging there, eh?
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EmperorsFinest
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:15:40 PM

We will all feel the pain of higher diesel prices in the products we buy because of the trucks that transport them.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:14:26 PM

Going exactly to Obama's plan.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:14:23 PM

I heard a noise when I was walking past my bathroom. When I stopped and investigated the odd noise I soon was able to find the cause. It was the American economy down my toilet going down the drain. I was unhappy finding that.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:13:51 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:13:16 PM

So, you diesel users in business will just have to raise your prices. What is the big deal?
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:08:41 PM

My guess is at least $5 this summer
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:08:29 PM

Absolute BS. It costs less to refine diesel than gasoline, why is the price higher other than the EXTRA TAXES tacked on?
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:07:32 PM

Price of diesel fuel increases - More expemsive groceries!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:06:37 PM

hyper inflation will soon follow
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:03:58 PM

hhhhhhhhhhhhhm...
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:02:25 PM

Great news for stinking things that cause me headache on the way to work.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 9:01:11 PM

ho ho hum
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:56:35 PM

hmmmm
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:54:47 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:54:20 PM

Bad news for the prices on everything that travels buy truck or train.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:52:42 PM

I'm holding out for super compressed air driven vehicles.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:52:20 PM

too high.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:50:45 PM

This is not good, as all our goods are delivered by trucks using diesel, everything is going to cost more.
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cimilluca1
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:48:58 PM

This is old news that seems to get ignored!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:48:57 PM

It would be more cost efficient to convert to CNG.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:47:25 PM

the higher diesel goes up, the prices on everything goes up
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:42:55 PM

Rising diesel prices will cause inflation in the US economy as most products are shipped by truck or train (both of which use diesel).
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 8:42:30 PM

and so it goes
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