Why Are Diesel Prices So High

As a family-owned energy company with a history spanning nearly a century, we aim to support and educate our community about the reasonings behind diesel pricing. At Shipley Energy, we serve customers in various industries that power, build, and fuel the Mid-Atlantic. We understand the importance of having a reliable fuel supplier to ensure your operations run smoothly and efficiently. In this blog, we will learn what drives the price of diesel, why it can change so frequently, and how we can help.

What Is Diesel Fuel?

Shipley Energy offers off-road diesel, ultra-low sulfur diesel, on-road diesel and off-road diesel
Before we explore the why of diesel pricing fluctuations, let’s explain what diesel fuel is. Diesel fuel is a liquid fuel that is used in diesel engines. Most commercial energy operations require the use of diesel fuel. The most common fuel types include ultra-low-sulfur diesel, off-road diesel, gasoline, and #2 heating oil. Shipley Energy provides on-site fuel service for these fuel types, focused on convenience, reliability, and excellent service.

Why Does the Price Change so Frequently?

Supply and Demand

Diesel pricing varies with the seasons. According to EIA.gov, heating oil and diesel fuel are produced at the same time. This can cause seasonal increases in heating oil demand and pressure the diesel fuel market. During colder months, there is an increased demand for heating oil, closely related to diesel fuel. Similarly, during the summer, the need for diesel rises due to outdoor activities. These seasonal fluctuations can result in price changes as suppliers adjust to meet demand. Shipley Energy understands how difficult it can be not to have control over what you pay for diesel fuel prices. That’s why we offer price optimization to locate the best deal for your operation.

What is Shipley Energy Price Optimization?

Shipley Energy delivers ultra-low diesel, on-road diesel, off-road diesel
Getting the best offer on diesel fuel in uncertain times is priceless. With Shipley Energy’s price optimization option, we will research the best prices for you to get the best option available. If we see the market go down and you are not going to run out of fuel, we’ll push your delivery back a day so that you can capture the better price.

Learn more here -> Fuel Management from Shipley | PA, MD, DE, VA, WV, NY

What is Diesel Fuel Used For?

Shipley Energy offers off-road diesel, ultra-low sulfur diesel, gasoline and #2 heating oil
Some of the most well-known essential businesses are powered by diesel fuel.

Diesel fuel is used for various products and services, such as transporting products and people by trucks, trains, boats, and buses, powering farms, construction and mining equipment, generating electricity and mechanical power, or running automobiles and industrial applications.

No matter what you use diesel fuel for, Shipley Energy is here to bring you the fuel you need when and how you need it.

Shipley Energy Delivered Products


Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel

With the introduction of ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel for on-highway use, we are a local leader in a critical market, delivering affordable wholesale fuels for essential applications. We serve gas stations, power stations, municipalities, and corporations, both large and small.

Off-Road Diesel

Shipley Energy is a leading supplier of off-road diesel fuel, serving customers across the Mid-Atlantic region. We have got you covered, from construction equipment to tractors and other heavy-duty machinery.


Shipley Energy works around the clock to get you where you need to go, providing wholesale gasoline to Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia.

#2 Heating Oil

Affordable and efficient, heating oil remains the fuel of choice for countless businesses throughout the mid-Atlantic region. At Shipley Energy, we’ve serviced commercial customers’ fuel and energy needs for nearly a century.

How Shipley Energy Can Help

On-Site Fuel Delivery

When overseeing a busy worksite, the last thing you want to worry about is whether the fuel you need to keep your equipment and operations running smoothly will arrive on time. Support your productivity by scheduling an on-site fuel delivery with Shipley Energy.

That’s why working with our on-site fueling experts is like having a dedicated partner in your job site’s success. Get the gasoline, diesel, or heating oil you need – quickly and efficiently with on-site fuel deliveries.

Fuel Tracking Systems

With our up-to-date technology, Shipley Energy can monitor your fuel tank levels to ensure you never run out of fuel. Eliminate the need to monitor your tank; we’ll assess your needs and track your fuel for you. We can even install monitors on your tanks for precision targeting.

Robust Network of Supply

Our diesel delivery fleet is ready to handle all your fueling needs with a service territory spanning from Philadelphia to Chambersburg, PA, to Washington D.C. We have over 10 bulk plants of supply strategically located across the central Pennsylvania and Baltimore area. Shipley Energy has over 150 delivery vehicles ready to keep your tanks and trucks full.

Dedicated Professional Team

At Shipley Energy, we understand the importance of partnering with a fuel supplier that exceeds your expectations. Whether you’re in construction building the area’s newest neighborhood or a fleet delivering essential products to grocery stores, our team is available 24/7 to ensure your fueling needs are met.

And that’s not all…

Every Shipley Energy customer has a dedicated account partner who understands their business needs.

By adhering to safety procedures, providing employees with updated training, and monitoring fuel tanks, Shipley Energy has been serving communities like yours for nearly a century.

Contact Us

Shipley Energy is your source for diesel, gasoline, propane, heating oil, natural gas, electricity, green energy
Commercial businesses can count on us because they know Shipley Energy has the drivers, fleet, and fuel to deliver on-site, on time, and on budget.

Ready to learn more about pricing, scheduling, or anything related to your on-site fuel needs? Contact a customer care team member today.

For more tips and information on diesel pricing, visit Shipley Energy or schedule an intro call at 855-464-8854!

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