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      12-05-2011, 06:13 PM   #3
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There are a variety of reasons for the price difference. The price on the board at a gas station is simply a function of what the station paid for the fuel in the tank at the time of purchase. Most stations go through gasoline A LOT more quickly than diesel, so it takes a bit longer for diesel prices to catch up and you will often see the opposite effect when oil prices start to rise and diesel prices will stay substantially lower than gasoline for some time. Secondly, depending on the seaon not only does demand go up in the winter as described above, but No 1 diesel is also more expensive due to the additional winter anti-gel additives in the fuel.