Getting the Most at the Pump (2)    See also (1)

Useful and interesting information !

TIPS ON    PUMPING GAS (from a friend of Living Oneness Foundation)

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 thepipeline.. 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 vapours that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the  pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour. Those vapours 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 I t 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?

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