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dolfan06
04-21-2008, 02:40 PM
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 16,800,000
gallons..

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 other 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 money.

DO SHARE THESE TIPS WITH OTHERS!

WHERE TO BUY USA GAS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW. READ ON

G as 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/Speedway... 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 - $100 a barrel

Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:

Sunoco..................0 barrels

Conoco..................0 barrels



Sinclair.................0 barrels

B P/Phillips............0 barrels

Hess......................0 barrels

ARC0.....................0 barrels

If you go to Sunoco.com, 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.

Lappy
04-21-2008, 02:44 PM
That's awesome as a Canadian I must say this is the first helpful American post.

Where can I find this info for Canadian gas stations?

greatwade
04-21-2008, 02:55 PM
hahahahahahhhahahhaha canadians WITH cars. now I've heard it all!!

Amars
04-21-2008, 03:33 PM
:lol:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/04/RomaniaViscriManKidBuggy400x290-1.jpg

dolfan06
04-21-2008, 05:45 PM
:lol:

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/04/RomaniaViscriManKidBuggy400x290-1.jpg

the only problem with the horse and wagon bit is, with the population here, can you imagine what the streets would look and smell like!

dolfan06
04-21-2008, 05:49 PM
That's awesome as a Canadian I must say this is the first helpful American post.

Where can I find this info for Canadian gas stations?ask and i'll try to deliver.
canadian gas stations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Gas_stations_in_Canada)

Lappy
04-21-2008, 05:52 PM
the only problem with the horse and wagon bit is, with the population here, can you imagine what the streets would look and smell like!

it really couldn't get much worse! :up:

outtawack311
04-21-2008, 06:02 PM
Sorry to say guys, but this is a myth. You barely save anything at all with these tricks, just search google about these tips and you come up with the urban legend/myth websites.

Phinz420
04-21-2008, 06:10 PM
That's awesome as a Canadian I must say this is the first helpful American post.


So where the hell are all of the helpful Canadian posts at?


Why can't I get a decent post out of one of you on how to keep those igloos clean?

dolfan06
04-21-2008, 06:41 PM
Sorry to say guys, but this is a myth. You barely save anything at all with these tricks, just search google about these tips and you come up with the urban legend/myth websites.this is true, but in two or three years i imagine gas is gonna be $6 or better, saving anything is better than losing it.

brandon27
04-21-2008, 06:43 PM
this is true, but in two or three years i imagine gas is gonna be $6 or better, saving anything is better than losing it.

I sure am glad my new car can take ethanol :up:

outtawack311
04-21-2008, 08:13 PM
this is true, but in two or three years i imagine gas is gonna be $6 or better, saving anything is better than losing it.

Here is some info on it. I personally don't think it's worth it. To each his own.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/gastips.asp

Straztheman
04-21-2008, 08:40 PM
Hey man great post thanks bro! Any little advantages help now-a-days.

dolfan06
04-21-2008, 09:55 PM
Here is some info on it. I personally don't think it's worth it. To each his own.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/gastips.aspdon't look at how much it saves the individual, think how much 13,000,000 drivers won't be giving to the middle east. also don't think of gas remaining $3.50/gal.diesel is already over $4/gal, gas won't be far behind. bsides i'm looking at what they are doing with algae as a fuel. since algae is 50% oil they can make bio-diesel out of it.

bio-diesel (http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/04/01/algae.oil/):d-day:

tylerdolphin
04-22-2008, 11:05 AM
this is true, but in two or three years i imagine gas is gonna be $6 or better, saving anything is better than losing it.
In the Bahamas its already $5.40 and climbing. They say its gonna be over $6 by summer. Not good.

Prophet
04-22-2008, 02:33 PM
Oh, never mind. I thought it said '**** on pumping gas'.

dolfan06
04-22-2008, 08:47 PM
Oh, never mind. I thought it said '**** on pumping gas'.thats no big deal, i posted it on another board and one of the admins over there changed it from gas to a$$. that opened up a whole line of jokes by other members.