- Diesel demand is relatively constant, while gas demand fluctuates. This means that over the short term fuel companies can raise prices incrementally without losing business.
- American use of diesel and gas are out of balance relative to the ratio in which they are typically produced, and as a result there's a shortage of diesel refining capacity without there being a corresponding shortage of gasoline refining capacity.
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Saturday, November 8, 2008
more about gas vs. diesel
Image by Cool Pixels via FlickrNormand Miron was kind enough to provide this link; the discussion of gas and diesel prices is in the comments: