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Old 05-19-2008, 12:52 PM
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Fuel Tips

I got this sent to me via an E-Mail & thought I'd pass it along.
Were actually paying about $4.00 per gallon for reg. at the time of this posting.

I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in
California we are also paying higher,
up to $3.50 per gallon. But my line of work is in petroleum for about 31
years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for
every gallon. Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose,
CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.
One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and
premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of
16,800,000gallons. Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early
morning when the ground temperature is still cold.
Remember that all service
stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground
the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying
in the afternoon or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon.
In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the
gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an
important role. A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this
business But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at
the pumps. When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle
to a fast mode.
If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3
stages: low middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low
speed thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping.
All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast
rate some liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are
being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting
less worth for your money. One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more
gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline
evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an
internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas
and the atmosphere so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations,
here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so
that every gallon is actually the exact amount Another reminder, if there is
a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up--most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is
being delivered,
and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally
settles on the bottom. Hope this will help you get the most value for your
Gas rationing in the 80's worked even though we grumbled about it. It might
even be good for us! The Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should
return the favor.� An interesting thought is to boycott their GAS Every time
you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of
Saudi Arabia.� Just buy from gas companies that don't import their oil from
the Saudis. Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I
fill-up the tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill me
my family and my friends I thought it might be interesting for you to know
which oil companies are the best to buy gas from and which major companies
import Middle Eastern oil.
These companies import Middle Eastern oil
Shell........................... 205,742,000 barrels
Chevron/Texaco......... 144,332,000 barrels
Exxon /Mobil............... 130,082,000 barrels
Marathon/Sp eedway... 117,740,000 barrels
Amoco............................62,231,000 barrels
Citgo gas is from South America, from a Dictator who hates Americans. If you
do the math at $30/barrel, these imports amount to over $18 BILLION! (oil is
now $90 - $130 a barrel) Here are some large companies that do not import
Middle Eastern oil.
Sunoco..................0 barrels
Conoco..................0 barrels
Sinclair.................0 barrels
BP/Phillips............0 barrels
Hess.......................0 barrels
ARCO....................0 barrels
If you go to, you will get a list of the
station locations near you. All of this information is available from the
Department of Energy and each is required to state where they get their oil
and how much they are importing.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:08 PM
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