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Ontario Facing 'Critical' Diesel Shortage

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posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 03:58 AM

Ontario Facing 'Critical' Diesel Shortage

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Two major fuel suppliers are sounding the alarm for Ontario's trucking industry amid "critical" shortages of diesel fuel in the province, the Canadian Press reported.

The fuel shortage, which has seen motorists inconvenienced for more than a week as gas pumps intermittently run dry, has forced Ultramar to suspend diesel deliveries to four Toronto-area service centers and three other Ontario cities - Hamilton, Cambridge and London, according to the CP.
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posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 04:58 AM
Most Diesel engines can run off regular vegetable oil.

Used oil is better, and the exhaust fumes actually smell of what was cooked in it ie: Mexican, chips, fish etc. Some people claim it actually improves performance and MPG compared to fossil.

So if your short of Diesel, empty the old oil out of your deep fat frier into your fuel tank and bingo, free fuel that has a much lower particulate level.

(remember to filter it though as peices of food won't do your fuel pump/injectors any good)

posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 05:05 AM
This seems to be a manufactured crisis. There is no shortage of diesel fuel, only a shortage of will to get it to the pumps.

posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 05:17 AM
The weather hasn't been that bad. We did have a refinery fire a while back and that is what started the Gas shortage in the first place, though a 6 % cut seems like a rather small dent, it shouldn't be causing this much disruption. It seems that this whole thing crept up on us and is slowly gaining momentum.

My suspicious side suspects they're gouging us yet again.

posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 06:00 AM
There was also mention of a strike by workers tasked with moving the oil? Also, there seems to be plenty of reserves that can be dipped into...

posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 06:16 AM
They weren't primarily tasked with moving oil, they moved a lot of commuters as well and when they went on strike it increased traffic by 20-30% overnight. (The trains were their way to beat the 3 hour commute to the downtown core). Plus hampered supplies added in to the fluctuating weather as well as the refinery fire...

Ontario truckers cannot expect relief from Ottawa to allow so-called “off-road‘‘ diesel to be used during a fuel shortage in the province, Federal Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn said Friday.

This is their proposed solution.

“If we can do anything we can to move diesel from one part of the country to Ontario to alleviate this problem, that‘s something we‘re doing,‘‘ Lunn said.

posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 06:56 AM
Train Derailments don't help either
Old news now but still...

Yeesh. Will it ever stop?

[edit on 3-3-2007 by sardion2000]

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