Carbon12 wrote:Thing that kills me is that there is a price spread of more than 20 cents/gallon between some retailers in the area. They load the trucks from the same depot.
but the same depot may charge customers [delivery trucks as you put it above] at different rates due to what they "locked in" while the bulk was being delivered to the bulk plant. Every wholesale company has an allocation - if suddenly they acquire a new large customer - well they will have to pay the open market price to fill their bulk truck while the whole sale customer still sucking on his allocated fuel is paying at ( or closer to) his allocation.
Sound like home delivery???