[ROVERNET - UK] Fw: Real Tips on saving gas......

LANCE G LACERTE, LANCE G LA CERTE lacpsyd6 at msn.com
Sat Mar 22 21:24:01 GMT 2008

Not direct Rover content, but I found it very helpful none the less and 
learned a lot in the process.  Hope others find it helpful as well.

Lance La Certe, '70 3500S

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dean Morgan" <wdeanmorgan at earthlink.net>
To: "HOWE Karen" <karenhowe5028 at comcast.net>
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 3:29 PM
Subject: Real Tips on saving gas......

> I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but in California 
> we are paying 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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