Watched an episode of an show featuring automobiles last night, and automobile manufacturers are going to introduce Diesel-powered cars and SUVs to the North American market, starting with the US. Of course, there are already diesel-powered cars and pick-up trucks here, but the choices are very limited. I believe it's only VW that offers diesel-powered cars. It said that Honda will be releasing its diesel Accord; Jeep their diesel Grand Cherokee, a diesel Chrysler 300, and a diesel-electric Opel car (same technology that is being used in trains). Toyota is also thinking of offering diesel-powered pick up trucks to the North American market. It is only now that North Americans have taken notice of using diesel engines. When the price of oil was low, everybody was into gasoline engines. With the current situation, consumers have found out that diesel engines are more efficient and last twice as much compared to gasoline engines. If there will be a significant switch to diesel-powered cars, there is a tendency that the price of diesel worldwide might go up, and we could be affected in the Philippines, since the majority of motorists there have diesel-powered engines. We presently import diesel because of the shortfall of production and we export gasoline because there's just an excess of it when we refine oil.