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It's been a long time since I've visited San Carlos but am wondering if the ULSD ultra low sulfur diesel fuel is now available in San Carlos, Guaymas, Hermosillo, or anywhere on the way down?  I've heard several years ago it was coming....but took that with the grain of salt.  :)

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I would say yes at Arco Guaymas

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Thanks for your reply!  I was hoping for a greater number of replies.... to be honest .....I hoped to get many people who actually buy ulsd fuel in the San Carlos area and tell me "come on down Snoop" low sulfur diesel is now here!  No problema!!  Lol. Can you or any other forum readers flesh out your reply a bit?  :)

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ULSD is easy to get in Gauymas I think all the Arco that sell diesel in Gauymas are selling ULSD. Sorry can't say much more my 06 truck runs on anything. Try the other broad Viva if no one else chimes in. Oh yeah come on down.

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I know that the Pemex stations on the way down Do NOT have ULSD. I was told that by one of the stations owner/manager. Thinks that they will have it by the end of the year.

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So there not any ARCO stations in Hermosillo or along the way then?  My range in my rv is about 400 miles so as long as I can get ulsd in guaymas I would be fine!  I've been waiting so long I am still a little undecided about whether this fuel issue has finally been solved for  the San 
Carlos area?  It sounds like maybe it has, but this is Mexico...and we all know we're talking about a different....and special.... place! Lol. If anybody has anything more to add to this thread I'd be very interested in your thoughts !  Again, thanks in advance for hastening my return to the beautiful town by the gulf where I have so many fond memories!!  Snoop

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I was told by an attendant at the Arco that is between San Carlos and Guaymas that all their diesel comes from Texas, not from Mexico. I have seen their diesel trucks at that Arco station and it is definitely not a Pemex truck. But it wasnt an Arco, either. Possibly an independent carrier.

That doesnt make it 100% certain that it is ULSD, but pretty certain.

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Snoop wrote: So there not any ARCO stations in Hermosillo or along the way then?  My range in my rv is about 400 miles so as long as I can get ulsd in guaymas I would be fine!  I've been waiting so long I am still a little undecided about whether this fuel issue has finally been solved for  the San 
Carlos area?  It sounds like maybe it has, but this is Mexico...and we all know we're talking about a different....and special.... place! Lol. If anybody has anything more to add to this thread I'd be very interested in your thoughts !  Again, thanks in advance for hastening my return to the beautiful town by the gulf where I have so many fond memories!!  Snoop



According to Google, there is an Arco station in Magdalena de Kino, Imuris, many in Hermosillo and six in the Guaymas/San Carlos area. Not all will have diesel;  the one in San Carlos does not.


Just fill up at the Circle K, off the Mariposa exit in Nogales AZ, and you should be good to go until San Carlos. You could go past the SC turnoff and proceed MAYBE three miles to the Arco I was mentioning, and then return to SC. You're here, you're full, you're good to go further.

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Why not place a call to the truck dealers in Guaymas.  Ford, Ram would know about USLD in the area.  Last time for me I carried an extra 75 gallons and made it down, stayed two weeks, and made it back, towing an RV, getting abut 10 gpm.

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This article states that a USA refiner started leasing excess Pemex pipline capacity in 2017 to bring US products to the Baja and Sonora, but I personaly have never seen any large fuel tanks with the Arco logo anyplace in Mexico that could fill local tank trucks, have you.

I suspect that these terminals are actually Pemex, and that all trucks are filling there with Arco and all the other new brands like Best, Gold Star, et al all using the same fuels. Top Tier, Arco's brand, is probably the same everywhere as this refiners supplies several different retailers in the states too.

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/08/29/1101940/0/en/Andeavor-Opens-First-ARCO-Station-in-Mexico.html


I also understand that Pemex does not supply here and that their fuel on the west side is supplied out of California too.

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Yes I can now feel 100% that the diesel fuel at the Arco in Guaymas is ULSD! I called the corporations Merxico number and asked directly and the answer was yes! I still was a bit suspicious but decided to fill up my reserve tank. I talked to the attendant who spoke English at the Arco station and he told me that all deliveries of fuel of fuel come from Texas! Then when I looked at the fuel as it was going in my tank it was very light in color and even had a slight clear green color. The fuel in the states comes out this way! I took a sample of it in a clear jar and the fuel was very clear. If it was not the ULSD and if it was coming from Mexico refineries it would have a amber color to it. 
Okay that's my story and I am sticking to it!!!!! For me problem solved!!!!!!!!! :)

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