Tuesday, September 11, 2007

[Fwd: How to save at the gas pump!!!!!!!!!!!]

> From: "MAN NAME CAIN !!!!!"
> Date: 2007/09/11 Tue PM 01:05:57 EDT
> To: > Subject: How to save at the gas pump!!!!!!!!!!!

how to cut back on gas price

Knowledge is power.

Good Information from a person who has been in petroleum pipeline
business for about 31 years and 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.
Every truckload that we load is temperature-compensated so that the
indicated gallon 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

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 the underground tank -so you're getting less gas for
your money.

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


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