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
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
DO SHARE 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
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
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
B P/Phillips............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. 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
1 0 = 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 on to ten
friends each, then 30 million people will have been
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?