Off-Topic Diesel Pumps could run dry

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Ichiban, Wednesday 16th Sep, 2015.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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  2. steve4536 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Best news I've heard today. I got caught traveling behind an old smoker yesterday, couldn't wait to get passed it.
     
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  3. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I heard this too! It was only a few months ago there was a glut that led to diesel becoming the cheapest for nearly a decade.

    It'll be a shame if I do have to use my petrol car more, as I always feel guilty about how my increased CO2 emissions are harming the planet...
     
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    As much as you relish the thought of this, the country would grind to a halt. How would the transportation infrastructure continue without diesel?

    Are petrol tankers powered by petrol or diesel engines? :poke:
     
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  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Petrol tankers should be powered by petrol , the case for it became stronger, or convert them to LPG.
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    LOL .. tis indeed diesel
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    New business opportunity @SpeedyGee Time to expand :Grin:
     
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  9. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Plenty of red diesel around for cheap :boss:
     
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  10. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    don't forget fire engines, ambulances and agricultural equipment!
     
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  11. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Spot on, but no petrol at the filling stations because the tankers have run out of diesel may be a more pressing issue for some people :Wink::Whistle:
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    One sure way of getting in trouble for using Red diesel in road going vehicles. :police:
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    Time to get the entire fleet redundant or making sure they are bi fuel, all NATO military vehicle are bi fuelled anyway!
     
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  13. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Very true, but it is tempting when I see it on sale at a local filling station!
     
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  14. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    My railway line into London uses diesel trains, so if it runs out I won't be able to get to work. Shame...:Laughing:
     
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  15. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Surely refineries make both petrol AND diesel as part of their operation? So how can we be in danger of running out of one, but not the other? Or is it just simply that there's currently a disparity in diesel/petrol cars, that may eventually even out IF taxes do get levied against diesels (presumably for illogical and local political reasons in preference to global environmental reasons).
     
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  16. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    The possibility of a shortage of diesel in Europe will be a fallacy in a year or two, because the VW scandal will accelerate the switch back to petrol or petrol-hybrids
     
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  17. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Nah... still far too many benefits in diesel ownership!
     
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  18. jimjams Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Well yeah I suppose there are many benefits to driving a diesel

    1. helping to keep the human population down (death by respiratory disease such as emphysema and bronchitis, and aggravation of existing heart disease) √
    2. helping to keep down aquatic plants and animals (by eutrophication) √
    3. helping to raise global temperatures (Nitrous Oxide is a greenhouse gas) √
    4. helping to increase toxic chemicals (nitrate radicals such as nitroarenes and nitrosamines) that cause mutations √

    Mutant Ninja Turtles must like diesel engined cars

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  19. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    I didn't say they were beneficial to the planet... But neither are petrols! The lower levels of CO2 put out by diesels is a major environmental advantage, which is why VED is linked to CO2 emissions.

    It's far cheaper to run a diesel. Fuel is a little cheaper (at least currently), they give a far higher MPG and the VED is lower. And they're far nicer to drive, in my opinion... You don't need to wring a diesels neck to make it produce power.
     
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