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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    May 2006

    gas tips, good read.

    Here a email I recieved from a friend on mine via gmail thats worthy of a read especially with gas prices being so high.


    TIPS ON PUMPING GAS (Good information)

    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 has been 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 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 no t 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 of the 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 t his 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 money. DO SHARE
    ***IN GOD WE TRUST***

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    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Watsontown Pa.
    I read your post on gas tips. I just thought that I would thank you for the info. I will be trying some if not all of them from here on in. I noticed noone replied so I thought I would just say thanks for the info!!!
    Safety is only what one makes of it!!!!!

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    Another way to save money on gas/fuel

    Great article- thanks for sharing...Here's another way to save money on fill-ups-------
    Check my siggy... It's a mineral oil base you pour right in with your fuel or gasoline.--I have numerous endorsements I can provide, even NASCAR--they created a stock car for it--I'd be happy to get you more info. We use it and have seen an incredible difference- we're getting more miles per gallon

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    thanks alot. I'll be trying these also.

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