Quote: Here's a weird thing. When I was a kid, gas was 50 cents a gallon and my grandma used to buy kerosene for 18 cents a gallon. Now, gas is 3.20 a gallon and kerosene is 3.60! I have always been told that kero is way cheaper to produce than gas. When did kerosene go crazy? When the new, efficient kerosene heaters became all the rage 15 years ago. Tell me that somebody isn't making a huge profit margin on kerosene, considering the aforementioned history!
Kerosene, jet fuel and diesel are all pretty much the same thing so what affects the price of one will affect the price of the others. High oil prices, demand, reduced refinery capacities and distribution disruptions will raise the price of all of them. As an aside, here in Iowa there has been a substantial reduction in the amount of gasoline sold so the legislature is talking about a gas tax increase to make up the difference. Gee, thanks!
-------------------- "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." -- C.S. Lewis