samhill wrote:I have a 160 Gal gas tank on a small tower, my neighbor has one for diesel, I don`t know if it`s just the local oil Co. or all of them that put such a high delivery fee that the cost just about comes out the same.
Hmmmm. Gasoline seems like it would be tricky to handle, and you usually see it shipped in very large tanker trucks that are set up for in-ground filling station tanks. So I suppose it requires a special smaller truck with a special pump to deliver to a farm tank, and the economies of scale are lost. I wonder if it is different in the mid-West where the farms are REALLY big.
Same as with no. 2 fuel oil which is widely used for heating in my area -- the cost of small house-to-house deliveries has to be a factor in the price. No. 2 is heavier and therefore in my non-chemist mind is less-refined and should be cheaper than gasoline, but it generally is not.