Oregon climate activist wants to ban diesel fuel

From the “How many protest big rigs do you want in your front yard?” department comes this lunacy out of the Oregon legislature courtesy of Representative Karin A. Power, Democrat – District 41 – Milwaukie

This release from the Oregon House Republican Caucus said HB3305, authored by Portland Lawmaker Karin Power, would prohibit gas stations from offering diesel fuel in some counties starting in 2024, and statewide by 2028.

The release said if adopted, “…the legislation would cripple Oregon’s economy by effectively banning entire industries from operating altogether”.

Representative Shelly Boshart Davis of Albany said,

“Our entire economy depends on the free flow of freight by both truck and rail, nearly all of which is powered by diesel engines”.

She said there is simply no commercially available, cost-effective alternatives to transporting these goods. Davis said the proposal would destroy “…any and every industry that relies on heavy equipment, renders tens-of-thousands of personal vehicles inoperable and put countless Oregonians out of work”.

Representative Vikki Breese-Iverson from Prineville, said

“The super majority has put agenda over people and our economy”. She said if enacted, Oregonians could no longer rely on everyday goods like food, groceries, and medicine being readily available.”

The legislation was first read in the Oregon House Tuesday and awaits committee assignment.

The PR:

You can read HB3305 here: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB3305/Introduced

It gets better. Just to show house clueless the sponsor is, see the reply tweet:

She doesn’t even understand her own bill, from the very first page:

“Petroleum diesel” means fuel produced from the distillation of petroleum or its products that is suitable for use in a compression ignition engine.

Notwithstanding ORS 646.922, on or after the following dates, a nonretail dealer or retail dealer may not sell or offer for sale petroleum diesel to a consumer for use in a motor vehicle:

Basically what this is – a bid to make biodiesel the “official state fuel”. Oregon already has a 5% blend mandate for all diesel fuels sold statewide.

Is there enough biodiesel to fuel the entire state of Oregon by 2028? Doubtful. This is from 2016, where only 1.84% is biodiesel, and it is unlikely they will be able to meet the demand by 2024:

Source: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/lpro/Publications/Background-Brief-Renewable-Fuels-2019.pdf

Most of the in-state production comes from SeQuential Biofuels in Salem, which has a production capacity of 15 million gallons per year.

The total number of gallons of diesel used in Oregon ?

According to CFP reported data, 750 million gallons of diesel, including bio- and renewable diesel, were consumed in 2017, the most recent year of data collected. Growth projections from the Department of Transportation’s June 2018 forecast indicate 1.4 percent growth for calendar year 2018 and1.0 percent growth for calendar year 2019.

Source: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/aq/Documents/CFP-Forecast2019.pdf

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John Tillman
March 4, 2021 4:35 pm

Ban lethal hydroxyl acid! Four thousand needless deaths a year in the US. Also the worst greenhouse gas!

AKA dihydrogen monoxide.

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Rich Davis
Reply to  John Tillman
March 4, 2021 5:01 pm

Yes, this insidious chemical has been dumped literally everywhere by evil industry and has now been detected in even the most remote reservoirs and all of the world’s oceans. It is even abundant in Antarctica. Did you know that?

Shockingly, the same DHMO found in acid rain is frequently a major component of processed baby food! We must do SOMETHING about this scourge. Think of the childrun!

On the outer Barcoo
Reply to  John Tillman
March 4, 2021 5:46 pm

Don’t forget oxygen dihydride; It’s a killer that doesn’t discriminate between genders.

Rich Davis
Reply to  On the outer Barcoo
March 4, 2021 6:55 pm

So true! Oxygen dihydride, like DHMO, is found in all cancerous tumors. This should come as no surprise, since it is used extensively in nuclear power plants and the production of pesticides. Powerful interests keep these facts hidden from the public. I think we all know why!

Charles Higley
Reply to  On the outer Barcoo
March 5, 2021 6:41 am

It’s also highly addictive, and people would kill to get it.

William Haas
Reply to  John Tillman
March 5, 2021 2:31 am

There is so much of it in the town where I live that it sometimes condenses out of the air as a liquid and falls to the ground. The city collects this liquid in a network of underground pipes and just dumps it outside the city limits. The pool of liquid has grown to become so huge that it can be seen from space. The EPA needs to come in and make sure that the city disposes of all of that liquid so that it cannot evaporate back into the air.

BobM
Reply to  John Tillman
March 5, 2021 4:50 am

Maybe we can get Hank Johnson to introduce the bill in Congress.

John the Econ
March 4, 2021 4:38 pm

Do it! And why wait until 2024? Do it now! Show us all how the Progressive green agenda really works.

I like it when bad Progressive ideas are tested a long way away from where I live. I don’t buy Nike products anyway.

Stevek
Reply to  John the Econ
March 4, 2021 4:48 pm

I completely agree with you. All these plans should be voted in now so voters can see first hand the destruction. The worst thing is for the changes to come in piece by piece over years and years, because then the voter never sees the damage.

John Tillman
March 4, 2021 4:42 pm

My home state will need a lot more McDonald’s with excess French fry deep fat frying oil in order to fill that biodiesel bill.

Spetzer86
Reply to  John Tillman
March 4, 2021 5:07 pm

You don’t think McDs would be collecting that stuff for their own trucks? Doesn’t matter though, it still wouldn’t be enough.

John Tillman
Reply to  Spetzer86
March 4, 2021 5:32 pm

Good point!

Let it start at the source. Or opening biodiesel stations next to their burgertoria.

Scissor
Reply to  John Tillman
March 4, 2021 6:48 pm

Michael Moore could supply biodiesel for a while but what about after 2030?

Rick C
Reply to  John Tillman
March 4, 2021 6:58 pm

Oh, come on now. There’s still thousands of hectors of Indonesian jungle that can be cleared for palm oil plantations. I’ll bet Steyer, Soros, Gore, and the rest are already making investments.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Rick C
March 4, 2021 10:56 pm

Hey! Leave Hector out of this!

ATheoK
Reply to  John Tillman
March 4, 2021 8:17 pm

I believe they’re thinking tens of thousands of acres growing more palm oil. Are oily algae as they keep claiming will exist to produce commercial quantities of biodiesel.

commieBob
March 4, 2021 4:44 pm

As far as I can tell there’s still rioting going on. yes/no?

It sounds like Oregon is thoroughly Californicated.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  commieBob
March 4, 2021 9:22 pm

Yes, just last weekend BLM/Antifa rioted in Portland, smashed windows of Safeway, Starbucks, Chipotle, and other businesses, and vandalized the offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These commie anarchist thugs have been rioting in Portland for nine months straight. The mayor, city council, and governor refuse to stop the violence (which includes arson, assault, and murder). The Portland police have been “defunded”. Portland’s economy has nose-dived.

This state is a mess. The list of abuses and usurpation is long. Blame Karin and her ilk. Too many idiot Lefties engaged in wholesale social self-destruction.

Rod Evans
Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
March 5, 2021 12:37 am

I recall Kamala telling us, “these riots will not stop nor should they”. She as Vice President endorsed them and encouraged them to continue. What does that make her, other than a rebel rouser?

Hivemind
Reply to  Rod Evans
March 5, 2021 8:39 pm

Traitor?

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
March 5, 2021 4:22 am

and unlike when the donald was in…theres nary a mention media wise
how strange
not!

Joe
March 4, 2021 4:59 pm

The most elegant way of stopping people from using a useful thing is to provide a cost-effective replacement thing which is BETTER than the original thing. This has worked since mankind existed, and countless examples are available.

The corollary to this is convincing your enemies to ban the means of producing, developing, and delivering the very necessities for their own survival WITHOUT a viable replacement. If you can convince your enemy to kill themselves, you don’t ever need to fight.

Knowing who is behind this idea (assuming it isn’t simply a lone idiot) yields a great amount of intelligence as to who wants whom to disappear.

Ron Long
March 4, 2021 5:05 pm

How about a bill to ban Oregon Climate Activists? I was born in Eugene, Oregon. I got the hell out of there.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Ron Long
March 4, 2021 5:42 pm

I think that the Progressives that find Commifornia too rightwing and reactionary for their soft sensibilities move to Portland! It’s either that or they are the ones that got kicked out of mommy’s basement and couldn’t afford to live in the Fool’s Golden State!
Supposed to be a reply to commieBob, though!

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John Tillman
Reply to  Abolition Man
March 4, 2021 5:47 pm

Portland, where I lived from the 1970s to ’90s, and where my dad was born and grew up, is now where 20 somethings from NY and CA go to retire.

ATheoK
Reply to  John Tillman
March 4, 2021 8:21 pm

Before they work at any sort of career.

ATheoK
Reply to  Abolition Man
March 4, 2021 8:20 pm

Once they ban diesel fuel in Oregon, those characters you describe will be the first to return to commifornia as homeless sidewalk defilers.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Ron Long
March 5, 2021 2:26 am

Perhaps you ought to have stayed and bought a gun instead.

markl
March 4, 2021 5:13 pm

It’s past the time to reel in the cancel culture.

Dennis
Reply to  markl
March 4, 2021 6:33 pm

No need to reel it in, just cancel it.

Return fire.

Rory Forbes
March 4, 2021 5:23 pm

Well, there’s the problem right there! Look at the name; KARIN Power. However it’s spelled, she’s a Karen!

We need to rid our legislatures of “Karens” … the sooner the better. 🙂

Nick Graves
Reply to  Rory Forbes
March 5, 2021 12:31 am

I came up with a far ruder replacement for Diesel fuel based on the A. Power bit…where all the words apparently come from.

jtom
March 4, 2021 5:36 pm

Give them everything they want in Oregon. Everything. The state is already a complete mess, and a detriment to the nation. Let them fail to the point of starvation and deprivation so they understand the consequences of their demands, and saner voters will learn what happens when they kowtow to this group.

Give them the rope, and buy popcorn.

Hivemind
Reply to  jtom
March 5, 2021 8:41 pm

And build a big wall around the state, so they can’t get out.

CD in Wisconsin
March 4, 2021 6:04 pm

It’s not just diesel fuel in Oregon folks. The city of Petaluma in California appears to be headed for outlawing new gasoline filling stations to fight climate change according to Fox News….

https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/california-petaluma-gas-station-ban

All eyes are on Petaluma, Calif., a city of approximately 60,000 that voted in February to ban the construction of new gas stations as part of the fight against climate change

Petaluma City Council voted unanimously to enact the ban as the city aims to achieve
carbon neutrality by 2030, The Press Democrat reported.

*******

And what starts in one California city can spread to many other parts of the country wherever there are leftist city councils and state govts. If you enjoyed the coronavirus lockdown of the economy, you will love what is going to happen when enough local and state bureaucrats start outlawing fossil fuel-based transportation fuels.

I am waiting with baited breath for Biden to propose this at the federal level. It should be fun.

old engineer
March 4, 2021 6:07 pm

Why bother with bio-diesel? Tesla is bound to have their electric semi on the market by 2024.
and yes- /sarc

Dennis
Reply to  old engineer
March 4, 2021 6:34 pm

Have they worked out the remaining “payload” of freight after weight of batteries?

MarkW
Reply to  Dennis
March 4, 2021 7:52 pm

They’ll have room for the driver’s lunch, but not much more.

ATheoK
Reply to  Dennis
March 4, 2021 8:45 pm

Or how long and how many recharges to cross the country…

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  ATheoK
March 4, 2021 10:59 pm

Country??

Bwahah…HAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

MarkW
Reply to  Dennis
March 5, 2021 8:06 am

No more over weight truckers.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Dennis
March 6, 2021 1:51 pm

Who cares about payload when all you really care about carrying around is tax credits.

ResourceGuy
March 4, 2021 6:26 pm

But you can still inhale it and inject it right?

Dennis
March 4, 2021 6:31 pm

The earlier transportation systems used Horse power.

People were relieved when that era ended and with it on city streets poolution.

Joel O'Bryan
March 4, 2021 6:43 pm

“…750 million gallons of diesel, including bio- and renewable diesel, were consumed in 2017, the most recent year of data collected. Growth projections from the Department of Transportation’s June 2018 forecast indicate 1.4 percent growth for calendar year 2018 and1.0 percent growth for calendar year 2019.”

C’mon Anthony, you know liberals can’t do math. They skipped that subject in high school and college. Too hard.

FiftycalTX
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 6, 2021 7:27 pm

Maths is raaaaaaaaacist!

DonM
March 4, 2021 7:20 pm

Portland just went through a little ice storm event (it was an impact, but it seems it happens every 5 to 10 years. Karin (of the portland area) tweeted:

As of noon, more than 200,000 Oregonians are w/o power. PGE has over 3,000 wires down and 17 substations offline. 100s of utility workers are working around the clock, w/ 100s more coming in from other states to assist over the next 24 hours.

This Karin dipshit, nor the dipshit community that It represents, has any understanding of what it took to clean up the ice, nor does It comprehend that there will be another ice event in the near future that will need DIESEL fuel vehicles to clean up and restore power. Maybe this nitwit would want to check the out of State help at the border to ensure that they used appropriate fuel. There seems to be very little viable/working brain matter in It; like Biden … who has their hand up Its ass, helping It with Its day to day activities?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  DonM
March 4, 2021 7:43 pm

Oregon and the West Coast in for some real cold weather next week too.
Global warming wot dunnit. (or gonna dunnit).

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StephenP
Reply to  DonM
March 4, 2021 11:48 pm

How does she think the emergency utility workers got to the power lines in order to repair them, EVs?

ATheoK
March 4, 2021 8:03 pm

My tractor runs on diesel.

I presume they don’t want food either.

Adam
Reply to  ATheoK
March 4, 2021 8:36 pm

They really have no comprehension of the power of a Diesel engine. This sucks cause I have a small diesel tractor, I’d have to drive to WA to get fuel.

Nick Graves
Reply to  Adam
March 5, 2021 12:32 am

Sucks, squashes, bangs and blows.

aussiecol
Reply to  ATheoK
March 4, 2021 10:25 pm

Can’t wait for Elon Musk to produce a tesla tractor that can do 0 to 60 in 5 seconds… Until you hook a 24 plate disc behind it.

DonM
Reply to  ATheoK
March 5, 2021 8:43 am

They don’t need your food. They get their food from the grocery store.

TonyG
Reply to  ATheoK
March 5, 2021 9:27 am

To be fair, the bill explicitly exempts agriculture, so I presume tractors are still ok:

“Motor vehicle” means every self-propelled vehicle operated on the highway, except an implement of husbandry used in agricultural operations and only incidentally operated or moved upon the highway.”

But it seems almost certain to me that the prohibition on regular (non-bio) diesel will impact availability of off-road diesel.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  TonyG
March 7, 2021 9:02 am

If you close down all retail and non-retail diesel dealers then where to the farmers get their diesel? Doesn’t matter if ag is exempted if there is no fuel to be had.

TonyG
Reply to  Tim Gorman
March 7, 2021 12:32 pm

This is a stupid bill but let’s not misrepresent it. Diesel dealers aren’t being shut down, they’re being limited in what they are allowed to sell. Off-road isn’t being banned, so dealers selling off-road won’t have to stop selling it. Diesel isn’t being banned, only petroleum diesel, so those selling biodiesel won’t have to stop selling it.

But as I said, the limitation being imposed will have impacts on the supply of off-road diesel, and biodiesel won’t be able to meet the highway demand. The impacts will be severe.

Perhaps I’m misunderstanding what you’re saying? If you’re suggesting the dealers will shut down as a result of the shortages, then I would probably agree that is a very likely scenario. Not all, but many.

PaulH
Reply to  ATheoK
March 5, 2021 1:27 pm

I guess all food delivery to their grocery stores will be via Segway.

FiftycalTX
Reply to  PaulH
March 6, 2021 7:30 pm

The shippers will leave the trailers at the borders and the locals can ride their bicycles out to pick them up.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  ATheoK
March 7, 2021 9:01 am

Can’t wait till the neighbors EV combine’s battery dies in the field and he has to recharge it somehow!

John F Hultquist
March 4, 2021 9:21 pm

This lady drinks a lot of coffee.
I wonder if she knows that coffee is not made on the back lot of grocery stores? How does she think it gets to Oregon?

Gregory Woods
Reply to  John F Hultquist
March 5, 2021 2:30 am

The Colombian mafia?

DonM
Reply to  John F Hultquist
March 5, 2021 8:49 am

Your gender pronouns are showing.

In this case, ‘they’ may be correct in their PC regalia language … ‘she’ may not be appropriate for this It.

Joe
March 4, 2021 10:45 pm

ban flatulence! The leading cause of global warming.
save the planet, stop farting!

RicDre
Reply to  Joe
March 5, 2021 8:09 am

The government needs to pass a bill mandating that everyone must take a Beano tabulate each day or face persecution and possibly imprisonment.

(https://www.beanogas.com/)

StephenP
March 5, 2021 12:09 am

This article on how diesel engines power the world is well worth a look.
I first saw it on television a few years ago, but it hasn’t been shown recently. I wonder why?

http://Www.markevans.co.uk/television/the-engine-that-powers-the-world/

saveenergy
Reply to  StephenP
March 5, 2021 1:47 am

Thanks for that reminder,
Here’s the 59min film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eelVZGbvvF4

Also if you like BIG diesel stuff
Doxford J-type (opposed piston) running at 100rpm (full speed!) on board the MV Clydebank c.1998
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfjOdB7FP4o

Doxford Engine construction – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kWE95LEzQE

also –
B&W2000 is a double-acting, two-stroke engine. It was put into operation in 1933
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vv0NV8LItQ

& WinGD’s 14RT-flex96C Construction & test run

StephenP
Reply to  saveenergy
March 5, 2021 2:23 pm

Thanks for the youtube addresses, the engines they show are very impressive.
However it is so sad that the UK has lost so many of the engineering skills such as Doxfords.

Rod Evans
March 5, 2021 1:00 am

If this climate alarmism activism isn’t tackled. our children won’t know what diesel is in twenty years time. Its presence will be so rare. Just like Al’s snow! 🙂
Wrap up warm in the western USA I gather another period of chilling Global Warming is coming through next week.

Ed Zuiderwijk
March 5, 2021 2:25 am

I feel a storming of Capitol coming on.

FiftycalTX
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
March 6, 2021 7:33 pm

Yah, I hear Q is going to retake DC on April 15th or maybe Mayday. Better keep those unarmed Guards in DC until fall. Whose fall? Guess.

William Haas
March 5, 2021 2:35 am

Those who believe that the burning of fossil fuels is bad should stop making use of any goods and services that involves the use of fossil fuels. In Oregon that would mean turning the entire state into a complete wilderness area where humans are not allowed.

Independent
March 5, 2021 2:43 am

Well, it will result in a significant cost savings! Therefore we must force you to do it! Also, I’m from the government and I’m here to help…

Jit
March 5, 2021 3:58 am

Here in the UK we are being moved onto E10 from E5 as of September (i.e. petrol will be 10% bioethanol instead of 5%). Does this mean the duty will be cut? Seems not. And older cars will have to buy Super:

<blockquote>The forced use of expensive super unleaded will not only hike running costs for owners of classic cars but looks set to burden the lowest-income drivers – those using older motors simply because they cannot afford to replace them with newer ones.
The difference between standard petrol and super unleaded means owners of cars as young as 18-years-old could be expected to pay around £7.70 more each time they fill up, based on a calculation using an average fuel tank size of 55 litres.</blockquote>

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-9296275/Fuel-stations-switch-greener-E10-petrol-September.html

Welcome to the world where a worse product (i.e. one with less energy content but costs the same) is mandated for use, & competes for growing space for food.

Tom
March 5, 2021 4:31 am

They would have to use renewable diesel, but I doubt the supply would be sufficient.

StephenP
Reply to  Tom
March 5, 2021 5:58 am

In addition to the extra cost is the drop in miles per gallon of the order of10%.
So it looks as if the result could be more CO2 produced per mile travelled.
Greener?

very old white guy
March 5, 2021 5:31 am

There we have the intellectual depth of the average democrat politician.

Dmacleo
March 5, 2021 6:39 am

fleets/railroads should refuse to enter the state.

ignorance should hurt.

FiftycalTX
Reply to  Dmacleo
March 6, 2021 7:42 pm

There won’t be any diesel for trains, ships or boats since SALE of diesel will be illegal. I guess they can resurrect the whaling vessels and go back to whale oil lamps. Same same for farming and construction equipment. Of course they won’t need any more roads or buildings.

Tom Gelsthorpe
March 5, 2021 7:32 am

Government of the boneheads, by the boneheads, for the boneheads!

Even if there were enough biodiesel — peanut oil & the like — the thermodynamic efficiency, CO2 emissions, etc. would be about the same.

Much ado about nothing by activists who don’t understand physics, chemistry, biology, or economics, and what’s worse, DON’T CARE about their own bull-headed ignorance.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom Gelsthorpe
March 5, 2021 8:10 am

That the people are starting to catch onto the scams of the Democrats is one of the reasons why they are pushing HR 1 so hard.
Once passed, it won’t matter how many people catch on, it will be impossible for Democrats to lose.

Andy Pattullo
March 5, 2021 8:28 am

While sympathetic to the realists of Oregon who can actually see the Emperor’s private parts as he struts past in his “new clothes”, I am not adverse to the idea of cutting the lifeblood of industry in the state just long enough for the rot to consume itself completely. If people vote for economic suicide – that is what they should receive. Then next election they can continue the trend if they like the outcome.

TonyG
March 5, 2021 8:37 am

I looked up the actual text of this bill. It is a VERY rosy picture imagining that biodiesel will fill the gap without any consequence. And the timetable seems rather unrealistic.

As I said elsewhere: unless you live in Oregon, this will be fun to watch. (and if you do, probably time to leave)

DonM
Reply to  TonyG
March 5, 2021 8:56 am

It won’t pass.

Beginning at and moderate and heading left, there is:

Stupid;
Democrat;
Progressive Democrat;
Progressive;
Oregon Democrat;
Raving Idiot;
& Nefarious asshole.

This proposal falls just left of the Oregon Democrat on the scale, so it will only garner the Raving Idiot & Nefarious asshole votes.

DonM
Reply to  DonM
March 5, 2021 9:01 am

I had a phone call from a guy that had moved out here from Minnesota (he was trying to find someone to help him with his engineering/surveying/planing problems).

He bragged about being a proud lifelong Democrat. He thought his political beliefs were the high ground. After being here for a few years and trying to get an approval to do something with his property he said.

“We are very staunch responsible Democrats in Minnesota, but you guys are just nuts.”

Rud Istvan
March 5, 2021 10:18 am

The way I look at it, the world needs more very public crash test dummies on climate ‘solutions’. We had the South Australia wind induced blackout. We just had ERCOT wind. We will likely get a UK grid wind induced blackout one winter day soonish. And if Oregon passes this nuttery, we will have the Oregon freight industry biodiesel smashup by 2028. All good, since I live in Florida so can just watch rather than participate.

ResourceGuy
March 5, 2021 11:11 am

Before getting to bans, we need to cover up Oregon with windmills. They deserve it.

March 5, 2021 1:03 pm

An unforeseen consequence of replacing fuel oil with hydrogen

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Fran
March 5, 2021 3:11 pm

Is not diesel one of several fractions, including gasoline, that you get when you refine crude oil. What else can be done with this fraction other than use it in engines? Need Middleton here.

lee riffee
Reply to  Fran
March 6, 2021 10:46 am

Diesel fuel is also used for heating, where it is sold as #2 heating oil (aka “off road” diesel, because there are additives put into diesel fuel for engines that aren’t in heating oil). Here in the US diesel for off road use is dyed red, and that for vehicle engines is dyed green. Not sure how many homes/businesses in OR heat with oil but no doubt the greens will be looking for ways to shut them down as well….

Michael S. Kelly
March 5, 2021 3:36 pm

I’ve idly thought about having my next (and final) vehicle be a diesel-powered something, then doing to simple mods required for it to run on straight peanut oil. I did a quick search on Alibaba, and found that you can get peanut oil for as low as $230 per metric ton, which works out to 80.1 cents per US gallon, minimum order of 7 metric tons (almost exactly 2,000 gallons).

80.1 cents a gallon for motor fuel. Why that’s…peanuts.

rah
March 6, 2021 6:08 am

This trucker says Do it! Please just do it! I want to see the effect not only on industry but on all of the supply chains, from food to medicine and medications.

And don’t give me that crap about innocent people suffering. I am far beyond that argument. We are at war and in war there will always be collateral damage.

If I were the governor of Texas I would have my state police standing right by ICE as they release their COVID positive illegal immigrants and take them into custody and load them onto a dedicated airliner and ship them to DC and let them loose.

The fact is the overwhelming majority of those in Oregon, DC, and many other places knowing voted for the people that push this kind of crap and I want to see them try to actually live it instead of just suffer through reading and listening to their constant BS.

ResourceGuy
March 6, 2021 3:59 pm

I want to ban diesel fuel in WA and OR, so we have found some common ground here. Close the refineries now!! Except in my case I want to see a large-scale teaching moment.

rah
March 6, 2021 11:36 pm

BTW, in addition to the big trucks, not only do all the refrigerated trailers run on diesel so do the backup/emergency power sources for all the cold storage warehouses as are those for hospitals and other large emergency services centers. Then there is all the heavy construction equipment from cranes to bulldozers and everything in between.

Like I said, I’m beyond tired of all this virtue signaling BS. Just do it! Either ban diesel of shut the hell up!

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