The FreeP published an interesting piece about the surging popularity of diesel despite the price fluctuations.
I was wondering out loud earlier if the circumstances unrelated to those affecting gaoline could in fact be the gobbling up of diesel fuel to fund the natural gas hunger, frack frackalack?the price fluctuations are linked to circumstances unrelated to those affecting prices for gasoline. Gasbuddy.com chief oil analyst Tom Kloza explains that part of the swings that occurred this winter was due to the similarities between diesel and heating oil in wide use throughout Europe and the Northeastern United States. Another factor was increased demand for natural gas, prompting utilities and businesses to use diesel to generate electricity. Those and other unnamed factors drove the global price for a barrel of diesel between $119 to $130 in Q4 2013 and Q1 2014.