----- 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
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.
34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000
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
buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense
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
specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline,
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
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,
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
sucked up and back into the underground storage tank
so you're getting less
worth for your money.
the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is
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
Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof.
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
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
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!
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.
time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money
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,
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
These companies import Middle Eastern oil:
Shell........................... 205,742,000 barrels
Chevron/Texaco......... 144,332,000 barrels
/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
Here are some large companies that do not
import Middle Eastern oil:
Sinclair................. 0 barrels
BP/Phillips............ 0 barrels
If you go to
Sunoco.com, you will get a list of the station locations
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
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
generation of people, we will have reached over THREE
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