Tuesday, April 22, 2008

This is a forward. I do know that some of the tips they give are accurate. I thought I would share the rest because it seems logical.

TIPS ON PUMPING/SAVING GAS I don't know what you guys are paying for
gasoline.... but here in 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 , 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 petrol eum 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 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.


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 . 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 do 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 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, 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 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 HUND RED MILLION PEOPLE!!! Again, all you have to do is send
this to 10 people. How long would all that take?


Taylor said...

Great tips, thank you!

tracey said...

Thanks for the great tips. I copied them to my blog. I am fascinated by what your son said about remembering about being inside your belly. I have never heard of any kids talking about that. I would love to hear more about it.