|Originally posted by maryjane:|
Off-Road Diesel $1.69-$1.79 here.
Unleaded gasoline is still around $1.30/gal most places i go.
I have no idea on the price of Off-Road Diesel, although I have a couple of diesel powered machines, it isn't worth the effort to go after it IMHO, I just don't use that much.
But, with travel being restricted, I'm looking for fuel prices to drop much lower.
Refineries would normally be shutting down for maintenance during periods where pricing is so low but, with this Pandemic, they can't get the workers and the supplies they need are becoming harder to get. I got this information from three friends who are Certified Inspectors and work these events in refineries. "Turn Arounds" as they are called are being canceled left and right. This has caused those refinery workers and Inspectors to continue coming to work even though they are sick. Two friends in particular have fellow Inspectors and workers who have now been quarantined. No telling how many they shared their virus with. Both said the "sick" individuals were coughing days and weeks prior to being diagnosed.
Was talking to another gent who re-sells food grade used barrels, he told me he's selling them right and left to folks who are filling them with the cheap fuel and keeping them for when the price starts going back up or, when things really turn to crap. I personally watched a guy fill two of these type barrels with fuel yesterday. He took quite a while to get both barrels filled due to limits on card purchases at the pump. Hoarding gas doesn't seem like a real good idea to me.