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Welcome to the High Diesel.com website, where we'll discuss some very disturbing issues surrounding the supply of Diesel fuel in the United States. The main purpose of this site is to entertain what the problems and possible solutions are in regard to Diesel fuel usage. It is hopefull that the information contained and discussed here will foster a positive change. It's hopefull that the information be used by those with the ability to make change possible for the better of people in general and for the "Diesel community".
Not A Trucker Site
It also has to be said that this site is not purposed to speak the word for Truck Drivers moving commercial freight. Truckers are not the victum of high diesel fuel prices, they are simply the consumer that passes those costs onto the end buyer. Common consumers that purchase products are the true victum and ultimatly the "economy" suffers. This site is not to protect the rights and conserve the jobs for truckers, as many are just drivers for larger companies that will simply pay what is asked despite any consequences for the consumers.
Diesel fuel currently is being treated like a "premium" fuel over gasoline and other fuels primarily due to:
Solutions to the above mentioned problems?
Domestic Oil Production Ramp Up!
Currently Crude oil is traded on the commodities market and fluctuations in supply world-wide affect the price of the commodity. Domestic USA Oil production as well as off-shore foreign oil are both traded at the same price. There is a World price for a barrel of oil regardless where it comes from.
Recently US President Barack Obama stated that he wanted to make bold moves to ramp up Domestic Oil production and reduce our dependence on foreign oil on this Yahoo article. Obama's idea is to reduce the impact on the price of oil because of political issues in oil countries. There is certainly one big problem with that. All the oil is traded on the commodities market so even more production here wouldn't affect the price per barrel. This needs to be FIXED!
The only way this will work is that we need bold moves on Oil for the stability of this country!
And.. As a result:
How much can be done?
Take action, write your state representatives and congressmen. Spread the word of this website to those that can make a difference.
High Diesel Team