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Old 03-19-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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This is an excerpt from an e-mail I had my wife forward to me. I'd be interested to see what you guys (and gals) though of it, primarily the first part.


From a guy who works for a gasoline distributing company:
----- I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in
California we are 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'* 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.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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 THESE TIPS WITH OTHERS!

WHERE TO BUY USA GAS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW. READ ON
Gas rationing in the 80'* 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. 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. 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
BP/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 they are
importing. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of
gas buyers. It'* really simple to do.

<cut ou thte part on forwarding this e-mail to everyone you know.... >
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Thanks! That'* awesome!
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Try snopes. This has been posted 3 times this month, and it'* been debunked as bogus by Snopes already.
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Try snopes. This has been posted 3 times this month, and it'* been debunked as bogus by Snopes already.
Sorry for the repost...

Here is the Snopes..

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/gastips.asp
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