Skip to comments.Tips on Pumping Gas
Posted on 03/28/2008 2:49:38 PM PDT by kralcmot
Subject: TIPS ON PUMPING GAS
Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when theground 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 of the 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 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
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:
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.
But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It's really simple to do. Now, don't wimp out at this point.... keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!
I'm sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300)...and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) .. and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers !!!!!!!
If those three million get excited and pass this onto ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it ..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. How long would all that take?
Posted here many times.....
Posting from a few days ago with some info regarding accuracy of the email......
That's a bank-breaker.
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That tells me all I need to know about how well you keep yourself informed.
The list of importing oil companies has some strange entries. It lists Amoco as one that imports from the Middle East, and BP/Phillips as not importing. BP is not affiliated with Phillips, but it bought Amoco in about 1996. This casts doubt on the validity of the list.
Sadly, we don’t have any of the companies here that don’t import from SA. However, I don’t buy from the two companies run by ex-criminal middle easterners.
Crude oil is a commodity.
I’d be surprised if any given fuel brand was consistently refined from any particular crude source.
Knowledgeable folks on the forum will add more info I’m sure.
Most of the suggestions are good, but not this unless you are filling up for some reason (long trip, gas more expensive where you are going, etc.).
Since I use the cents off deals that grocery stores give for gasoline purchases, I want as much gas a possible at the cheaper price. I also take my 3 gas cans to fill as well, particularly when I've worked my way up past 50 cents a gallon off.
This piece of superstitious nonsense has appeared on FR several times.
*Warm*? What’s *warm*?
I also like giving my business to companies who don’t import their oil from the Saudis. However, I also don’t want to give the business to Chavez either.
I can do Hess and Sunoco. Hess usually has pretty good prices anyway.
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