Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Gas Tips

Good Gas Tips.>>> Hey guys , & girl,s.>We need all the help we can get...to beat the hi-price of gas....If you >knew all>> Most likely a lot of you already know all this -- I did not !!!>> I've been in petroleum pipeline business for about 31 years, currently>working for the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline here in San Jose, CA. We deliver >about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period from the pipe line; one day>it's diesel, the next day it's jet fuel and gasoline. We have 34 storage>tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons. Here are some >tricks to help you get your money's worth.>

1. Fill up your car or truck in the morning when the temperature>is still cool. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks>buried below ground; and the colder the ground, the denser the gasoline.>When it gets warmer gasoline expands, so if you're filling up in the>afternoon or in the evening, what should be a gallon is not exactly a >gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and temperature of>the fuel (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products)>are significant. Eve ry truckload that we load is temperature-compensated >so that the indicated gallonage is actually the amount pumped. A>one-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for businesses, but service>stations don't have temperature compensation at their pumps. >

2. If a tanker truck is filling the station's tank at the time>you want to buy gas, do not fill up; most likely dirt and sludge in the>tank is being stirred up when gas is being delivered, and you might be >transferring that dirt from the bottom of their tank into your car's tank.>

3. Fill up when your gas tank is half-full (or half-empty),>because the more gas you have in your tank the less air there is and >gasoline evaporates rapidly, especially when it's warm. (Gasoline storage>tanks have an internal floating 'roof' membrane to act as a barrier between>the gas and the atmosphere, thereby minimizing evaporation.) >

4. If you look at the trigger you'll see that it has three>delivery settings: slow, medium and high. When you're filling up do not>squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to the high setting. You should be >pumping at the slow setting, thereby minimizing vapors created while you>are pumping. Hoses at the pump are corrugated; the corrugations act as a>return path for vapor recovery – from gas that already has been metered. >If you are pumping at the high setting, the agitated gasoline contains more>vapor, which is being sucked back into th e underground tank – so you're>getting less gas for your money.>

Hope this will help ease your 'pain at the pump.

Thanks Ivan R.
I don’t think all of this is true but who knows?

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