Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tips on Pumping Gas ..

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 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
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.




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
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
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 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 Eastern

Sunoco..................0 barrels

Conoco..................0 barrels

Sinclair.................0 barrels

B P/Phillips............0 barrels

Hess.......................0 barrels

ARCO....................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
are importing.

But to have an impact, w e need to reach literally millions of gas

buyers. It's really simple to do


  1. All of the non-importers are located around Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  2. reallly?? how about in texas??
    aren't they're non-importer??
    vapor recovery unit


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