- 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 16,8
00,000 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
- 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 i ts 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 f 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 America, from Hugo Chavez'
- 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
- 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, w e 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 on to 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?