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[*] posted on 3-10-2019 at 08:42 PM
ULSD Fuel


Haven't been paying attention for a while. What is the current availability of ULSD in Baja Sur. I thought it was reported that it was available throughout Baja now. Just checking to make sure. Thanks in advance.




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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 07:34 AM


I read that it is now all ULSD. Can't remember the source but it was a guy who has been testing samples for years. My 2015 Sprinter runs fine down here
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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 07:46 AM


What does PEMEX say??
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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 07:57 AM


I was wondering the same. Heading south in April and have a new chevy. I think it was as far as Jesus Maira? But not sure about Guerrero Negro or Santa Rosalia? Or Loreto?? Not sure how to get ahold of Pemex??
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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 08:04 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
What does PEMEX say??


Are there no Arco stations in Baja yet? There are many in Sonora already. All of their fuel comes from refineries in Texas. The diesel is ULSD.
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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 12:35 PM


Yes, ARCO, Chevron, and BP along with some brands we don't have in California (Spanish or new Mexican brands?).

The thing is the fuel is still from Pemex... from the same depot. The same is true here in San Diego. All the brands get their fuel from the depot near the old Charger stadium in Mission Valley. Any special ingredients, like Chevron's Techron, is added into the tanker (so they say).




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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 12:40 PM


Some ARCO stations advertise regular and ARCO regular for a price increase.
Go figure?
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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 02:35 PM


My truck requires ULSD and last year it was not a problem in Baja Sur.




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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 04:31 PM


I recently messaged my friend who volunteers at our clinic in La Paz. She and her husband own about 8 or 10 gas stations. Below is my message to her and her response
Hola Bea, Willie, y familia, Some friends recently asked if Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD - 15 ppm) rather than Low Sulfur Diesel (LSD - 500 ppm) is now available throughout Baja California Sur? I figured if anybody would know it would be Willie. Thank you guys and hasta el otoño por la clinica (I have a ton of feet, stump socks, and prosthetic/orthotic parts to bring down).
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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 05:05 PM


lots of cans I guess
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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 05:07 PM


lots of cans I guess
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[*] posted on 3-11-2019 at 05:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by boe4fun  
I recently messaged my friend who volunteers at our clinic in La Paz. She and her husband own about 8 or 10 gas stations. Below is my message to her and her response
Hola Bea, Willie, y familia, Some friends recently asked if Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD - 15 ppm) rather than Low Sulfur Diesel (LSD - 500 ppm) is now available throughout Baja California Sur? I figured if anybody would know it would be Willie. Thank you guys and hasta el otoño por la clinica (I have a ton of feet, stump socks, and prosthetic/orthotic parts to bring down).
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Not so sure about that. The sensors in my truck no longer go off.

http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=91224#pid1136...




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[*] posted on 3-12-2019 at 08:07 AM


I filled up at Repsol in La Paz Saturday. The pump had a sticker that said ULSD. Price was $21.1 /L



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[*] posted on 3-12-2019 at 08:34 AM


I found the post from Ed White on Baja Pony Express that I mentioned earlier. Take it for what it's worth but he has been testing diesel in Baja for years.

. The question whether there is Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) on the Baja gets raised on a regular basis, so here is the latest information, from the go-to person on the web who has followed the subject for more than 10 years. The entire Baja now has ULSD, EVERY station from top to bottom. This situation has existed since late in 2017. I was in the Southern Baja (Los Barriles) for almost 6 months over the winter and for the first time ever there were ZERO sulfur-in-fuel problems reported anywhere on the Baja. My own 2016 diesel truck didn’t throw a single fuel related trouble code all winter. In March of 2018 I had diesel fuel from a station in Los Barriles tested at a lab in the USA – it was ULSD. Previous lab tests on fuel from the Northern Baja also confirmed that fuel as ULSD. In addition to the Baja, almost all of Mexico has been pumping ULSD since April of 2018, in advance of the final date for conversion, which is Dec 31/18. The days of sulfur-in-fuel issues in Mex appear to be over. Ed White
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[*] posted on 3-12-2019 at 08:40 AM


Well Brucedog. This is good news. But still think carrying some good diesel with me to Pt. Chivato will make me sleep better. Until it is proven true. Thanks for the report.
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[*] posted on 3-12-2019 at 09:04 AM


http://www.pemex.com/comercializacion/productos/Paginas/refi...

I'll let you do the Google translate...

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[*] posted on 3-12-2019 at 11:18 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Meany  
Well Brucedog. This is good news. But still think carrying some good diesel with me to Pt. Chivato will make me sleep better. Until it is proven true. Thanks for the report.


My 2015 Sprinter has made 5 trips down to La Ventana, 3 of which the van has been here for 5-6 months. I brought 40 gallons with me first two trips but haven't since. Van has never had a problem....
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[*] posted on 3-12-2019 at 11:49 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Meany  
Well Brucedog. This is good news. But still think carrying some good diesel with me to Pt. Chivato will make me sleep better. Until it is proven true. Thanks for the report.


Unnecessary. My truck was down in Loreto for a couple months last year. No fuel related codes. I've definitely had them in the past.




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[*] posted on 3-13-2019 at 07:04 AM


Thanks for all the info. Sounds like the only reason to carry a few extra gallons of fuel is just to make sure you don't run into an empty station. Just like always. A little extra can't hurt. :D:D




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[*] posted on 3-13-2019 at 09:11 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Warf  
I filled up at Repsol in La Paz Saturday. The pump had a sticker that said ULSD. Price was $21.1 /L


Arco diesel over here is as low as 18 pesos per liter.
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