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Gas Pumping Tips
March 16, 2011
2:52 am
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Ok, so I am not much for a forward. However, I read this and thought I'd post it for feedback:



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 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. You should be pumping on low mode,

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


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 It goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION


John Greenewald, Jr.
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March 16, 2011
4:17 am
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Super secret tip from your friendly neighborhood Wing-Zero...

Buy a skateboard.


War is an extension of economics and diplomacy through other means.

Economics and diplomacy are methods of securing resources used by humans.

Securing resources is the one necessary behavior for all living things.

War = Life

March 16, 2011
5:38 am
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Sun Valley, California last night someone herd a noise in the driveway, so he got his gun and went to check it out. Someone was stealing gas from his tank, so he told him to stop. When the guy refused he shot him in the chest and killed him. Cops have not arrested him, but are investigating. My guess is they will charge him with murder.

March 16, 2011
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Yeah, shooting someone over a tank of gas is excessive but what the hell are you supposed to do when 911 is a joke?

"it is easy to grow crazy"

March 16, 2011
6:43 pm
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Unfortunatly about the only thing you can do is stay inside, and let him take it. Going out to get him, it is more likly will be you that gets shot, over what? A tank of gas? The cops will only see it as your life was not in danger, and you will be the persurer. Its sad but true, our laws sometimes protect the criminals. Its like the old saying if you shot some on your property, you better make sure he falls inside your doors. Sad but true !

March 16, 2011
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In other words, call 911 and wait an hour for someone to come. :mrgreen:

"it is easy to grow crazy"

March 22, 2011
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Wonder at what rate it evaporates. :think:

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