I am considering the purchase of a diesel Jeep, and I will be traveling in Alberta, Canada. Is diesel readily available at gas stations? Thanks.
Yes, in my experience. Although most of my experience is in BC.
I just experimented with the "Station Finder" on the Petro-Canada site. They are just one of many retailers here.
If I enter Calgary, Alberta and Diesel as the search criteria, 14 stations are listed.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
Especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan where there is a lot of farm machines (tractors, etc.), diesel is widely available.
Once a photographer is convinced that the camera can lie and that, strictly speaking, the vast majority of photographs are "camera lies," inasmuch as they tell only part of a story or tell it in a distorted form, half the battle is won. Once he has conceded that photography is not a "naturalistic" medium of rendition and that striving for "naturalism" in a photograph is futile, he can turn his attention to using a camera to make more effective pictures.
Not every station has diesel, but I'd wager probably about a quarter of them do. The two stations I routinely use (which are Shells) both have diesel.
Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.