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TIPS ON PUMPING GAS--GOOD INFO!
« on: Nov 15, 2007, 05:50:25 AM »
Just got this email.. Hope it is true. the sound of it makes sence :ThumbUp:

TIPS ON PUMPING GAS--GOOD INFO!
 
 I don't know what you guys are paying for
 gasoline....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 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.
 
 1. 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 buy ing 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
 r ate, 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
 wort h 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.
 
 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.
 
 NOW DON'T THAT MAKE YOUR DAY!
 

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Re: TIPS ON PUMPING GAS--GOOD INFO!
« Reply #1 on: Nov 15, 2007, 08:33:20 AM »
Thanks for the info, Rita!! Some stuff I knew- others I didn't. :ThumbUp:

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Re: TIPS ON PUMPING GAS--GOOD INFO!
« Reply #2 on: Nov 15, 2007, 08:48:11 AM »
This first appeared on the internet in February 2007 and has yet to be determined if it is actually true.  Seems like some good info though.  I removed the ">" from the front of each line.  Those indicate a forwarded email.  When posting those here, please take the time to remove them.
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Re: TIPS ON PUMPING GAS--GOOD INFO!
« Reply #3 on: Nov 15, 2007, 09:10:20 AM »
The part about not filling up while a truck is filling the station tanks (or shortly thereafter) is certainly true. The crud on the bottom of the station's storage tank can plug your lines or filters like crazy.
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Re: TIPS ON PUMPING GAS--GOOD INFO!
« Reply #4 on: Nov 15, 2007, 11:01:44 AM »
I've never thought about what might be going on inside a storage tank as its being filled, but it sure makes sense! I knew about the temperature thing, but hadn't heard about the delivery rate/vapor return aspect... which makes sense to me, as well. Thanx, Rita! :ThumbUp:

I can control when & where I get my gas, but here in Oregon we don't enjoy self service gas stations.  It's unlawful to operate the gas pumps unless you work there... subsequently, we pay 5 more per gallon! :tapfoot1: (I think it's a political thing, so Oregon looks like a happy state with a low unemployment rate.) :rolleyes1:

I removed the ">" from the front of each line.  Those indicate a forwarded email.  When posting those here, please take the time to remove them.

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Re: TIPS ON PUMPING GAS--GOOD INFO!
« Reply #5 on: Nov 15, 2007, 02:38:56 PM »
Hey, these are some great tips, Rita!  :ThumbUp: Thanks a bunch for posting them!!!   :thx::
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