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    TIPS ON PUMPING GAS (Good information)

    I recently got this in an email. thought I'd pass it on

    TIPS ON PUMPING GAS (Good information)

    I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... But 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. 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. 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 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.

    Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.



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