Diesel vs Gas Emissions: Why Diesel Is Better for the Environment
You probably already know about how diesel gives your power truck longer life and saves you money in the long-run. But did you know diesel is also better for the environment than regular gas?
- Diesel Emits 40% Less CO2 Than Gasoline
- Gasoline Emits 62% More Particle Matter Than Diesel
- Diesel Fuel Is Greener to Produce Than Gas
Diesel engines are so much cleaner because they are equipped to filter out such particles. The EPA has regulated Diesel emissions since 2008 by requiring all new vehicles have diesel particulate filters.
DEF, an acronym for Diesel Exhaust Fluid, is the trucking industry’s response to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards requiring all medium and heavy-duty diesel vehicles to significantly reduce engine emissions, particularly nitrous oxide as well as particulate matter. It was mandated to come into use beginning with 2010-manufactured engines.
DEF is a clear, colorless, non-hazardous liquid looking exactly like water but that has a slight odor of ammonia. It is composed of urea and deionized water. The urea component is an organic compound made up of nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon and oxygen.
The EPA has taken into consideration the possibility that a driver of a DEF-equipped truck might choose to run without having to be encumbered by the extra expense and trouble of having to keep his DEF tank filled. Vehicle manufactures have built-in DEF level warnings with the added incentive that the vehicle will fail to operate properly without DEF.
If diesel exhaust is better, than why the attacks?
Here is more information from a Facebook post we found:
Right now, Russia is the largest exporter of Urea by a wide margin. Qatar is second. Egypt and China are Tied for 3rd. Both Russia and China have decided to no longer export Urea. On top of that, India is the largest manufacturer of Urea in the world even though they consume most of what they make. What little they would export……….they no longer do. They are now stopping the exportation of any and all Urea minus a deal they just cut with Sri Lanka.
What does this mean for you and me? Well, first, the United States imports most of it’s Urea fertilizer. We are the third largest importer in the entire world. We depend on other countries to eat, drive and ship our products.
Secondly… Flying J is the largest Service provider for Truckers around the Unites States. I’m sure you’ve seen their massive gas stations when traveling around the country. Flying J gets 70% of their DEF fluid from shipments via Union Pacific railroad. UP has single user access to the Fertilizer plants that Urea/DEF fluid comes from. No other rail provider has access to these distribution points. This means Flying J can’t just go around Union Pacific. Union Pacific is in charge….for a reason I’m gonna mention in a few paragraphs.
Flying J provides 30% of all DEF consumed in the United States. UP has told Flying J to reduce their shipments by a whopping 50%. And if they do not comply then they will be completely embargoed. That would in effect bankrupt FJ. This means that 15% of all DEF consumed by truckers in the US is no longer available at the largest travel service center for the entire trucking industry.
Rome rotted from the inside out. It was easily invaded because it was occupied with internal problems. It appears we have discovered the Trigger. DEF fluid. If this holds up, DEF shortages will be the catalyst that causes food shortages in the coming months. Not only is there a shortage of fertilizer to grow crops in drought-stricken states (See Kansas’ drop in wheat production for 2022)….but….now it looks like, unless the Federal Government intervenes via the Defense Production Act, …which I am no longer confident they will….there is gonna be an absolute massive shortage of trucking in the coming months.
There simply isn’t going to be DEF fluid sufficient to keep the engines running and moving. Home Depot is now limiting the amount of DEF you can buy in their stores.
I would think long and hard about the decisions you are making right now. Where you live. What you spend money on. How you prepare. This is so real that the CEO of Flying J, Shameek Konar was summoned to a Surface Transportation Board hearing to give them all this info.
From what I’m reading….Blackrock is the majority shareholder (3rd largest with 4.51% as of today) of Union Pacific railroad. How is that important? Americas biggest fertilizer producer is CF Industries. Their 4th largest shareholder is Blackrock (5.4%). Blackrock controls the fertilizer industry in the U.S.. Union Pacific has exclusive rights to distribution points of fertilizer. Urea is fertilizer. Flying J needs Urea/DEF. Blackrock is controlling everything.
The Chairman of the BlackRock Investment Institute is Tom Donilon, President Obama’s former National Security Advisor. Tom Donilon’s brother, Mike Donilon is a Senior Advisor to Joe Biden. Tom Donilon’s wife, Catherine Russell, is the White House Personnel Director. Tom Donilon’s daughter, Sarah Donilon, who graduated college in 2019, now works on the White House National Security Council. It appears Blackrock is spearheading the dismantling of the US system on behalf of the Globalists. And the first domino they are pushing over is the energy sector. They are using DEF to get the party started. This is one sector of the biggest downfalls in political repercussions this country has ever faced…
Diesel Fuel Costs Soaring — Up 75% from Last Year
The cost of diesel fuel — used by farmers and truckers to supply Americans with the products they need — has increased 75 percent over the past year.
The national average for diesel fuel is $5.61 a gallon, according to the American Automobile Association’s (AAA) May 16 report.
Here is a post from June 4 by a US commercial truck driver
MORE ON THE IMPENDING FOOD AND GOODS SHORTAGES FROM AUSTIN SMITH, TRUCKER:
“I need to get something off my chest… I generally refrain from talking politics, and especially making political posts, however I need to say this.
What I’m going to post is real, not somebody that a friend’s, cousin’s, sister’s, neighbor has happening to them…
I own a small trucking company, and this is what the fuel crisis is doing to our country… so this directly affects me, you, our children, our country.
Today I filled up my truck to deliver products that help keep our country fed. When I filled up my truck, it cost me $1,149.50. This is ONE truck, for ONE day of fuel. I own three. So for one day of operation, it’s costing me $3,448.50. (Yes, we use a full tank of fuel every single day, sometimes more than 1 tank per day)
My trucks generally run 5-6 days a week, so we’ll just estimate on the low side and say 5. That’s $17,242.50. Last week was over $20k for ONE week, that I have to pay out of my pocket to try and keep not only my children fed, but those of my employees, and our country.
Mark my words, we are on a downhill slide to the worst recession our country has ever seen. If you don’t believe me, I implore you to do your research.
Trucking companies are going under left and right. (Literally hundreds weekly) If you’re not aware, what you’re wearing, what you’re eating, what you’re living in, what you’re driving, what you’re reading this on, was delivered by a truck.
If something drastic doesn’t change in the next few weeks/months, I promise you, you’ll see empty shelves everywhere you look. You’ll see chaos as people fight for the basic necessities of everyday life. Food, medicine, etc…
If something doesn’t change, I pray that all of you have the ability, knowledge, and skills to fend for yourselves. Not only against those who would do you or your family harm, but to be able to find sustainable food and water.
This is a scary time. Not only for small business owners, but every single American.
So please, please do your research when we vote for those we place in power. This isn’t just on the federal level, but on the state levels as well. We have got to start making informed decision based on fact. Not because the media says we should like/dislike somebody.
Truck drivers are out here going for broke, holding onto something we know this country needs.
So if you know a truck driver, please tell them to hold on as long as they can. Our country won’t survive without them…
This photo was taken today, 6/2/22, in Idaho Falls
**I’ve been planting my garden for the last two days (wish I was better at growing things!!) Doing some landscaping to make some more room to plant more things. It’s not a lot but doing what I can.
**I have superfoods in place to insure key nutrients through whatever chaos is coming. This is one of your last calls to take advantage of stocking up on those with the my gift card before the chaos really kicks in.
**My best guess?? End of July is when it will start to get ugly…
Freight train hauling fertilizer derails in Iowa, dozens of residents evacuated
A freight train hauling fertilizer derailed and caught fire in Iowa Sunday afternoon sending plumes of smoke into the air.
The incident took place around 2 p.m. CT near Sibley, Iowa, according to Glenn Anderson, the Sibley city administrator.
Osceola County emergency management has reported approximately 80 people were evacuated from the town of Sibley as the result of a train derailment and fire,Lucinda Parker, with Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management
At around 2 p.m. CT, May 16, a Union Pacific train derailed approximately 47 rail cars near Sibley, Iowa. There were no injuries to the crew. Union Pacific is working with local first responders at the scene. Cause of the derailment is under investigation.Union Pacific Railroad Company statement