Dealing with the Coming Diesel Shortage
Planning for when the wheels of the world stop.
Gasoline and diesel prices are higher than they’ve ever been, and they continue to increase. On the morning of 17 May 2022, the national average price of gasoline was $4.51 and the average price of diesel was $5.56. We warned you about this back in February in “How to Prepare for a Russian Invasion of Ukraine.”
But that’s not the worst of it. Diesel supplies on the East Coast are the lowest they’ve been in decades and industry insiders are warning of a diesel shortage this summer, which could lead to rationing. Even if you don’t use diesel, many machines you rely upon do, like semi-trucks and farm equipment. Just about everything you consume depends on diesel, like gasoline, which is brought to the gas station in diesel tankers.
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