As we know with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) pricing in its short life is they have had changes that have moved up and down. The pricing moves have not been as dramatic as diesel fuel prices but for a lot of fleet management companies, flat line is usually better than ups and downs.
Diesel fuel prices rose 2.5 cents to $3.927 a gallon, the second straight increase following two months of declines, while gasoline rose for a sixth week, the Department of Energy said. As with fleet fueling prices things move one way and all of sudden move the other way
Believe it or not, some people feel that diesel fuel trucks could get overtaken by gas trucks. Ok, let’s get into some of the details of this and what kinds of gas trucks might displace diesel fuel trucks. This idea relates mostly to the medium duty or smaller duty fleet management companies.
We’re in the middle of winter and as it may be considered a mild one as far as Minnesota standards go, cold weather and freezing temps will still be around for a while. As temperatures dip from week to week you may be noticing some differences in the way your vehicle is operating.
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts lower national diesel fuel prices in 2013 by 10 cents lower than 2012, when it was $3.97. It also predicts that diesel fuel costs will be 9 cents lower in 2014 than 2013. This means they believe diesel fuel prices will average $3.87 a gallon in 2013 and $3.78 a gallon in 2014.
It looks like diesel exhaust fluid or DEF as it is mostly called is here to stay for a while. Now, most of you might already know all of the wonderful world of diesel exhaust fluids and some of you fleet managers are just getting trucks now that need DEF.
The new Congressional budget deal enacted this month reinstated a dollar-per-gallon biodiesel fuel tax credit. While this credit will have no direct impact on increasing biodiesel fuel sales, it is hoped to encourage investment in infrastructure for fuel blenders. This could increase production by over 300 million gallons in just a year.
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that
The average price for a gallon of regular gas price in the United States rose in the last three weeks for the first time since early October, as U.S. refineries passed on the cost of higher crude oil prices, which will lead to less fall fuel saving, according to a widely followed survey released on Sunday.