How can I save petrol?
petrol saving tips.
Someone who has been in petroleum pipeline business
for about 31 years and is currently working for the
Kinder-Morgan Pipeline in San Jose, CA
wrote the following information:
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
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 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 gallonage is
amount pumped. A one-degree rise in
temperature is a big deal for businesses, but service stations
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
transferring that dirt from the bottom
their tank into your car's tank.
3.Fill up when your gas tank is half-full (or half-empty),
more gas you
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
between the gas and the atmosphere, thereby
4. If you look at the trigger you'll see that it has three
settings: slow, medium and high.
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
gas for your money.
Hope this will help ease your 'pain at the