Get the Most From Your Gasoline

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I got this email from my friend Treny Biller. It’s just a normal forwarded email, but it made some sense, so I decided to post it here. Apparently, this has been going around for quite some time, and it was combined with the “Don’t Buy Gas For A Day” email in 2008. According to Snopes.com the claims in this email can’t be completely proved as true or false, so make your own decision on what works and doesn’t. Either way, if it’s not costing me money or too much time, why not try a couple of these tips to see if you can get the most out of your gasoline.

This email could save you a buck at the gas pump!!
Read it carefully ~

TIPS ON PUMPING GAS
I don’t know what you guys are paying for
gasoline….

but here in California we are paying up to $3.75 to $4.10 per gallon. 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. 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 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. You should be pumping on low mode, 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. 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. To have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It’s really simple to do.

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 HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!! Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people.

How long would it take?

I don’t send forwards because I typically think they’re spammy and offer little to no value, but in this case, every penny can come in handy. If any of these tips actually help, post them in the comments.

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