If you have been keeping a close eye on fuel prices lately you will notice that diesel fuel is still a better deal. Only certain vehicles are set up to operate on this type of fuel though. Of course many people choose to buy a pickup that operates on diesel fuel just so they can save some money in the long run of things. It is definitely something to think about with our economy in the shape that it is in. Semi trucks and many other types of equipment vehicles also operate on diesel fuel.
Most vehicles that do operate with diesel fuel get better gas mileage than other types of vehicles though. They also allow the engine to run cleaner and that often means that the vehicle is going to last much longer. You won’t have as much wear and tear in the engine so your vehicle could last five or ten years longer than if you aren’t using diesel fuel.
Research shows that diesel fuel burns much cleaner as well so there is less emissions being released into the environment. With the millions of vehicles on the road these days it is something to really think about. Offering more vehicles that operate on diesel fuel means that the air can be better to breath for everyone. Yet there does seem to be more sulphur in diesel fuel which isn’t good for the environment.
Most gas stations do offer diesel fuel as well as regular and unleaded. This is very convenient as it means you can get your fuel for a diesel vehicle just about anywhere that sales fuel. About 50 billon gallons of diesel fuel are consumed annually in the United States. This number is expected to double in the next 20 years.
Some individuals have been experimenting with synthetic diesel fuel as well. As strange as it may seem this type of diesel fuel is made from sewage remains, food scraps, and even used vegetable oil. There is a process that it is put through in order to make it into a form that can be used for vehicles. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the use of synthetic diesel fuel.