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On 6/27/2013 12:28 PM, harryagain wrote:

I understand diesel price parity in EC is basically mandated by the government and the consumers are hosed by the government in extremely high fuel taxes. That's why the more efficient diesel engines are in such high usage. Normal market forces and lower taxes in the US give much less advantage. Diesel engines cost more and fuel costs more here.
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The same over here. Diesel fuel used to be cheap but now is more than petrol. And the cars cost more. The MPG is not that much different now except about town where diesels score better.
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On 6/28/2013 1:05 AM, harryagain wrote:

Did not know if taxed differently but could be pure market forces. Higher prices in EC still might favor diesel. Guess it depends on how much you drive. Retired, myself, and not driving that much, I would not get a more expensive diesel or hybrid vehicle just to save money on fuel.
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in the US this is incorrect. the trucking industry never got any tax breaks on diesel. off road doesn`t pay the road tax, but trucking is deff not off road.

most are now charging a fuel surcharge based on the price of fuel. what hurt the trucking industry is the economy slow down that killed the load demand, and the "dramatic" increase in DOT regulations and officers writting ticket for every little piss ant thing to raise revenue. Gee thanks for more "its not a tax" taxes, because it sure as heck is not about the safety. KB

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richard wrote:

There isn't enough used cooking oil to make a dent in the amount of fuel burnt in diesel engines.
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07:53:38 -0400 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:

    Biodeisel - used cooking oil, only skipping the food portion.
-- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although more often, Age travels alone."
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On 6/28/2013 1:54 PM, pyotr filipivich wrote:

Biodiesel, though, makes more sense than using ethanol. It is much easier to produce not requiring fermentation or distillation and glycerine biproduct is more useful.
In the far South where temperatures stay above freezing, used cooking oil can be used directly. I heard Willie Nelson uses it in his tour bus. Extra benefit is cooking smell of exhaust masks the smell of pot.
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typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:

    True. "Bio-diesel" can be made form any oil or fat, even the stuff not edible.

    So, if you smell fried chicken and lots of sage - it means there's a Willi Nelson concert nearby?
-- pyotr filipivich "With Age comes Wisdom. Although more often, Age travels alone."
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16 year-old Evie Sobczak from St. Petersburg, Florida has engineered a new method of turning algae into biofuel. She determined a novel and more efficient way to grow the organisms, extract oil, and use the product as biodiesel. Her method uses no chemicals, and creates 20 percent more oil than current technologies. Her efforts won her first place at Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair.
(more) <http://www.inhabitots.com/16-year-old-develops-cleaner-more-efficient-method-of-creating-biofuel/
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wrote:

Cool! Another Marie Curie!!
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On 6/28/2013 10:55 PM, Richard wrote:

What a fantastic kid, I hope she doesn't burn out at a young age and goes on to develop more brilliant solutions to problems facing the World. ^_^
TDD
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On 6/30/13 3:01 PM, Edward A. Falk wrote:

apparently no longer true: http://tinyurl.com/n2s2y6z
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On 6/30/2013 4:09 PM, Dean Hoffman > wrote:

I'd put about as much faith in this study as any other Obama sycophantic government agency study.
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On Sun, 30 Jun 2013 18:52:28 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"

There is no fuel shortage. Prices are roughly the same as they were in 1980, allowing for general inflation. Washington has almost nothing to do with fuel costs.
We have plenty of grains and starch to eat. Those are not issues.
All in all, Chris, that's a lot of mush inside your head, for one person. Where do you get all that stuff?
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Washington holds back drilling - supply and demand. Washington taxes layer upon layer onto the fuel as a tax source.
The additives MTBE (trash junk that pollutes ground water) and now grain alcohol that robs the national store, world food bank, and home base food for all. Feed prices are up and fuel is also.
Martin
On 6/30/2013 6:08 PM, Ed Huntress wrote:

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On Sun, 30 Jun 2013 22:16:19 -0500, Martin Eastburn

No, Washington isn't holding back drilling. They've let out hundreds of drilling leases that the oil companies aren't using. Prices have come down, not up. There is more supply than demand.

No, there is one federal tax on gasoline: 18.4 cents/gallon, where it's been since 1993. With inflation, its value keeps going down.

Corn ethanol has had some influence on grain prices. Otherwise, every one of your assertions here is a myth, Martin.
Ed Huntress

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Ed Huntress wrote:

MTBE mixes with water. Gasoline doesn't. It also does not bind as well to soil as gasoline molecules. That means it travels quickly with rain water into aquifers. The EPA for years said it was safe until it started showing up in water supplies wherever it was used.
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wrote:

So what's the bottom line on MTBE as it's understood today?
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