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OT: TIPS ON PUMPING GAS

Discussion in 'UO Great Lakes' started by imported_FireCrazy, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Found this in one of my emails today~!


    TIPS ON PUMPING GAS
    >
    > 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
    >
    > 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/Speedway... 117,740,000 barrels
    > Amoco............................62,231,000 barrels

    > Citgo gas is from South < BR> 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 $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
    >
    > 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.
     
  2. Luvs2PvP

    Luvs2PvP Guest

    Thank you for posting this information Fire. Very informative, I didn't realize how much gas/money I was wasting with simple mistakes. No more Speedway gas for me.
     
  3. YW, and not to mention the use of foreign oil! I will be definatly changing my fuel purchasing habits. Dont forget about that when getting your oil changed as well. Ask for a domestic oil.
     
  4. Filled up this morning on the way TO work instead of the way home.
    Used the slow notch on the gas pump
    Still paid 3.61 a gallon but hopefully this isnt BS and i get more bang for my 53 bucks.
    Used speedway to use up some points i had built up there with the speedy rewards card. told the manager who ive seen every morning for like 3 years that i was switching to the sunoco up the street and I stressd why,

    Thanks Fire
     
  5. Unfortunately, Conoco is the only gas station in the list that buys domestic oil that I know of in my area (Baton Rouge, La), and there are none on my route to/from work. If anyone knows were Racetrac gets their gas from, hollar at me. That's generally where I get mine, as it's still only (ONLY?!?!) 3.33 a gallon. Luckily my work car gets 32 MPG (as opposed to my truck which gets 15MPG), so even though I drive 36 miles one way to work, it costs me only $35 to $40 per week in gas *Sticks tongue out at FDAU*
     
  6. <blockquote><hr>

    Unfortunately, Conoco is the only gas station in the list that buys domestic oil that I know of in my area (Baton Rouge, La), and there are none on my route to/from work. If anyone knows were Racetrac gets their gas from, hollar at me. That's generally where I get mine, as it's still only (ONLY?!?!) 3.33 a gallon. Luckily my work car gets 32 MPG (as opposed to my truck which gets 15MPG), so even though I drive 36 miles one way to work, it costs me only $35 to $40 per week in gas *Sticks tongue out at FDAU*

    [/ QUOTE ]

    While on the mean while, the Japanese are inventing a new fuel cell with immeasurable benefits to powering just about anything you can imagine. Currently in the proto-type phase, using a Li-ion battery, 'their' car can be ran for up to a week off a single inexpensive charge.

    Meaning for anyone who cares, it would eliminate gas from the equation altogether and we would enter a reform of energy substantially reducing the price of self-transportation. [​IMG]
     
  7. according to terrorfreeoil.com, racetrac won't disclose it's oil source.