Going electric means less, more expensive diesel

Experts are warning the push to move away from gasoline vehicles could mean shortfalls in diesel over the long run.

Experts with CoBank tell Brownfield Ag News that right now, 43 percent of the refining yields is gasoline with 28 percent being distillate, which includes diesel.

As more people transition to electric vehicles and ditch gas, that could mean less available diesel, and what is available will cost more.

They say while more bio-diesel production will help, it will not solve the problem entirely. Diesel engines currently power about 75 percent of all farm equipment and transport 90 percent of U.S. farm products to market.

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