Re: how much diesel fuel?
Low-Lead in Upstate NY on Friday ranged from a low of $3.27/gallon at the Pilot truckstop to around $3.43, with the average around $3.35/gallon.
Add a quarter at "Mayberry" stations in the mountains, miles from Interstates and the tank farms by the Hudson or Mohawk Rivers.
Diesel at the Pilot Friday was $3.81/gallon cash, $3.95/gallon credit.
Propane has also been high in Eastern New York this year, because the east end of the pipeline has been shut down since August. A problem in the pipes was located right near where a pipeline leak and explosion blew a village center off the map about 20 years ago. The two terminals near New England were shut down, so instead of a one or two-hour drive each way, tanker trucks have to drive four to six hours each way to fill up in Central New York.
Someone said "Making good decisions comes from experience, experience comes from bad decisions." I say there are three kinds of people: those who learn from their mistakes, those who learn from the mistakes of others, and those who never learn.