Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
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How to get more of your money's worth for every gallon
1-Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early
morning when the
ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all
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
2-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.
3-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
(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.
4-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
5-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 SH ARE THESE TIPS WITH OTHERS!
WHERE TO BUY USA GAS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW.
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
into the coffers of Saudi Arabia . Just buy from gas
companies that don't import their oil from the Saudis.
I thought it might be interesting for you to know
companies are the best to buy gas from.
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
Here are some large companies that do not import
Middle Eastern oil:
B P/Phillips...........0 barrels
If you go to Sunoco. com, you will get a list of the
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.