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Old 05-29-2006, 10:48 PM   #1
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Where do you buy gas?

Is there any gas stations selling higher than 91 ???

Does it matter????

If i am not mistaken manual calls for 92.....
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:23 AM   #2
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I have also read many recommendations to buy your gas from a very busy station...to insure a level of freshness!
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In CA, the highest I have seen is 91. I always use Chevron.
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:55 AM   #4
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Sunoco 93 (sometimes 94...when my car needs a treat) or Shell 93.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:56 AM   #5
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Rich...

Like you, I have only seen 91 and i also use Chevron--but only because it is the most comvenient station.

Seems to me that the independents used to have higher octanes...but i have not seen anything above 92 in a very long time.

Anyone been to a So. Calif ARCO station lately??? Are they at 91 also????
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:14 AM   #6
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Unleaded gas, a funny business.

I believe they all get their different octanes from the same refineries.
THey merely add a few additives (where?) fill up their trucks and deliver it
to their respective chain.
When I was looking to buy unleaded futures through a broker it made no mention of what company I was buying the shares from. Should have bought the shares, good experience on the greedy energy sector.

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I believe Texaco, Sunoco and Chevron are the only ones not to use mid east oil.
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Unleaded gas, a funny business.

I believe they all get their different octanes from the same refineries.....

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I believe Texaco, Sunoco and Chevron are the only ones not to use mid east oil.
Jeez. Here we go again.

By definition - it's not possible for any given company not to use mid-east oil. Imported oil is refined with domestic oil which is then stored in bulk as pipeline storage with gasoline produced from other refineries. That pipeline storage is then sent to bulk storage facilities where it is doled out to tankers. Each tanker selects the vendor additive (ie: Techron) which is mixed in as the fuel is loaded into the tanker.

It is possible not to import mid-east oil. In 2006 (YTD), both Sunoco and Chevron have imported from the mid-east. I could not find records for Texaco. However, simply because they haven't imported this year, doesn't mean they won't.

Still, it won't make a lick of difference if a company does or does not import from the middle east. Since oil is a commodity, the market is zero-sum. That is, if Texaco doesn't buy it, someone else will.

BTW, imports from Canada (10.5% - 2005) far outstrip imports from any other individual country....
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Actually the BP refinery (used to be ARCO) here in our 4th corner of the Pacific Northwest uses almost exclusively North Slope crude. The balance is made up from Alberta. The other 3 refineries (Shell...used to be Texaco, Conoco Phillips...originally Mobil and the Tesoro...used to be Shell!) all have similar purchase strategies. Conoco Phillips is the oldest and is most able to take advantage of Far East crude.

Me? I have used ARCO (BP) fuel 91 and find no difference from the other $.10/gal more 91 grades.

I do stick to a high volume station as well. Consider that as gas prices have increased, less higher priced fuel is sold, so the likelihood of purchasing "old gas" is even greater!
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Actually the BP refinery (used to be ARCO) here in our 4th corner of the Pacific Northwest uses almost exclusively North Slope crude. The balance is made up from Alberta. The other 3 refineries (Shell...used to be Texaco, Conoco Phillips...originally Mobil and the Tesoro...used to be Shell!) all have similar purchase strategies. Conoco Phillips is the oldest and is most able to take advantage of Far East crude.

Me? I have used ARCO (BP) fuel 91 and find no difference from the other $.10/gal more 91 grades.

I do stick to a high volume station as well. Consider that as gas prices have increased, less higher priced fuel is sold, so the likelihood of purchasing "old gas" is even greater!

One last time... PETROLEUM IS A COMMODITY! Gasoline refined by Conoco (or others) doesn't go to Conoco. It goes to a bulk terminal where it's mixed with gasoline from other refineries.

Oh I give up.... Yes, each refinery gets to pick where they get their oil. They then produce special gasoline for their own stations. It's transported through special company owned pipelines and dedicated trucks throughout the United States. It's refrigerated the entire way so it won't spoil. I like to buy gas on Sundays because that's the "freshest" and always use it up before it's expiration date....
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Not sure why the souce of petroleum became an issue here or why.

Was not the original point of the thread, octane?

No need to get our shorts in a knot.
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Not sure why the souce of petroleum became an issue here or why.

Was not the original point of the thread, octane?

No need to get our shorts in a knot.
But I'm not wearing any shorts....
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But I'm not wearing any shorts....
Now that is oversharing!!!!!!

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you probably don't care but here its statoil or shell or esso 95 and maybe even texaco 95
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But I'm not wearing any shorts....
Is that a problem?

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91 octane from Chevron,occasionall I will mix it up with 91 octane from 76,depends on where Iam in town. But 95% of time its Chevron. No complaints other then Chevron now charges to use their air to fill up your tires(but not if you buy gas).
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