Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

If you are thinking of buying one of those new mode T880 Kenworth trucks, we bought two of them. Both trucks had do go back to the shop because they had leaks on the passenger side over the seat, no seal around the running light.  Both trucks have been returned with wheel seal leaks in the tandem. Today, one truck’s computer went crazy running the oil pressure way up and then dropping to nothing. The guy at the Kenworth shop demanded we drive it to Durham. Sidney refused. He demanded we tow it there. Sidney refused and quite rightly. Anything we did could have been blamed on us.  It is a good thing we kept the Macks so we have something to drive while these trucks are repaired. One of the T880’s had a minor wreck, bumper and left fender replaced, not our fault. It took over three weeks for them to fix it. Each time, they would say it would be ready and we would call to pick it up and but they had ordered the wrong fender, the wrong light, the wrong bumper, etc. To top that off, the mud and snow tread on the t880s pick up and rocks and then fling them against the rear of the truck. One smashed the back glass giving our driver quite a scare. I had to drive to Rocky Mount to pick up the replacement glass at Kenworth there, that was if I wanted it fixed right away. They couldn’t spare anyone.  Just thought you should know, anyone thinking of picking a new T880 KW.

 

The Dow rebounded by 216 points and swept up our fuel futures, but the general pattern  is down a bunch, back up half a bunch, thus moving down over time. Today, prices are up 4.72 cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel is up by 2.85 cents/gallon. Prices are:

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-Larry Hopkins

Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

Prices have gone up the last three nights, but your prices from May 14th until tonight, gasoline is down by 77.22 cents/gallon. Diesel fuel is down same period by 42.94 cents. If you are buying from some other oil distributors, shouldn’t you be changing to Hopkins Fuel Depot. Come over from the dark side to the light.

Gasoline is up for tomorrow by 3.12 cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel is up by 3.30 cents/gallon. Prices are:

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-Larry Hopkins

Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

Costs have taken a great bounce. Gasoline prices rebounded by 5.36 cents/gallon at the average rack in Selma. Diesel prices moved up by 1.66 cents/gallon. Crude rebounded by $2.45/barrel now $83.12/barrel. It is interesting that West Texas Intermediate is only $1.35/barrel less in price than Brent crude, not the $10 it has been historically. Could it have something to do with those 15 refineries in Europe that were shuttered trying to compete with finished products from the U.S? They quit buying the high price crude so the price dropped to become more competitive.

I want to see the dollar rise, finally, after all the QE’s. Crude is traded in dollars. The higher the relative value of the dollar, now about 85 cents against the 10 major currencies, then our gasoline and diesel fuels prices should drop, giving the whole country a “tax credit”, both companies and individuals. We shall see………..

Prices are:

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-Larry Hopkins

Today’s Gas & Diesel Price Updates

I am reseeding my lawn which was killed by brown rot or some such. The only place grass was growing was in my brick walk where I did not want it.

We will be working on Monday, full office staff and Driver Team.

Gasoline is down by 1.93 cents at the average rack in Selma. Diesel fuel is up though by 1.72 cents. I would expect diesel fuel/heating to be going up with Winter coming. Gasoline consumption is dropping in this country with the newer engines and lighter vehicles.

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Have a great day,

-Larry Hopkins