Letter: What is traditional diesel fuel?

There goes Ray Striegel writing about “traditional diesel fuel” again!

What is the definition of “traditional diesel fuel” in your world, Ray?

As far back as I can remember, the traditional diesel fuel was #2 diesel. But since December 1, 2014, all diesel-powered equipment in the United States has been on ultra-low sulfur clean-burning diesel fuel.

I would say the traditional diesel fuel now is ultra-low sulfur fuel, and as an over-the-road truck driver, I never drove into a station where I needed fuel and couldn’t get any.

So, do we need more of a supply?

Remember, Mr. Merle has to have a market for his fuel, and I don’t believe “Big Oil” is going to let him move in on their turf. Also, this would be bringing a product to a market that is already available.

He would just be bringing more pollution to the area.

Richard Lamb


One Response to Letter: What is traditional diesel fuel?

  1. Daryl Hensley February 15, 2019 at 5:58 pm #

    Mr. Lamb it appears your out of touch with the changing technologies when it comes to diesel fuel. In 2017 a new low sulfur diesel fuel came on the market. Top Tier diesel fuel. Top Tier diesel protects moving parts from excessive wear and tear. Top Tier Diesel also cleans the fuel system improving power and fuel economy.

    CHS Refineries are manufacturing a new premium brand diesel fuel that has added additives to increase lubrication, performance, fuel efficiencies and protects the motor better than traditional diesel fuel.

    The type of fuel you use can affect the motor in various ways. Though these fuels may cost a bit more, they do reduce maintenance cost on the back end.

    So why do we need Riverview Energy? Because we need to be energy independent. We need to keep up with demand. The semi truck industry will continue to grow with our population and semi trucks take our food and goods to market. By 2058 the United States is projected to add 78 million people to the current 330 million. If we all eat three square meals a day, we are going to need more trucks and fuel to get those groceries to market. The US currently has 15.5 Million diesel trucks hauling goods. By 2058 we will need over 19 million semi trucks just to get our goods to market. More people, more trucks, more trucks more diesel fuel. Simple math unless of course they invent that food replicator from Star Trek, then all bets are off.



    Daryl Hensley, Jasper IN