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What gas company/station does everyone here like or prefer? I might have missed a few, but you can choose one of these 10. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? ([email protected])

Uh, Costco? Don't know where they get their gas from. <p>But I think it all comes from the same refinery anyway and the truck driver just adds the additive to the tank to differentiate the Chevron from the Mobil. So I've been told. (Long line of tanker trucks at the refinery have all the major brand names on them, from BP to Mobil to Chevron to Shell.<p>Hey, the Costco gas has been great.<p>
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? ([email protected])

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> No one else likes Sunoco?<p>How about VP? VP racing fuel that is. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>How about Gulf? Hehehe...we have Wawa down here. I wonder which brand those Kwik-Fill use. What's the full name for 76 gas station again?
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? (Poritz)

I went ahead and fixed it up a little, but unfortunately, we can only have 10 choices. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Drew
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? (The_one_n_only)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> No one else likes Sunoco?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I do, but there isn't one close to me.<p>I use Exxon because it's the closest station to my house, it's convienient to use, the price is good, and they have lots of room on the lot for turning around, parking, checking/filling tires, etc.
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? ([email protected])

I try to stick to Mobil or Chevron. However, I've been using Costco a lot lately since it's the cheapest and it's right by work. I asked a Costco employee where they get their gas from and he said that they're getting it from the Mobil refinery down the road (in El Segundo). I take his answer with a grain of salt though. The tankers that show up at Costco don't have any brand label to them. But I haven't had any problems with the gas...
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? (mike_c70)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I try to stick to Mobil or Chevron. However, I've been using Costco a lot lately since it's the cheapest and it's right by work. I asked a Costco employee where they get their gas from and he said that they're getting it from the Mobil refinery down the road (in El Segundo). I take his answer with a grain of salt though. The tankers that show up at Costco don't have any brand label to them. But I haven't had any problems with the gas...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Guys,<br>do not buy CHEAP gas...They may be getting from Mobil but "it ain't Mobil"...There are only 4-5 major refineries and they cater to themselves plus the smaller cheapo companies. I have talked to quite a few reps from many companies and the reps from the cheaper gas brands always told me that they do not add all the additives that major brands like Esso, Mobil, Amoco, BP, Chevron, etc. add. The octane levels (I suspect from my conversations, no one has ever admitted it) might be questionable but this (the additives) comes from the horse's mouth, so to speak.<p>Cheaper gas is what it is...lesser quality.<p><br>Yannis
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? (GrecianVolvo)

I usually use Exxon/Mobil or Sunoco. <p>More important than that, I always avoid stations that pump different grades of gas out of one hose. There's no way you are not getting robbed if the person before you bought regular and you want super.
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? (Carl Sims)

I wondered for a short time about diamond shamrock because even though they are quite ubiquitous in houston, their prices are always the lowest so I thought they might have been cutting corners with the gas. In the last year or so I found out that they were owned by the French company TOTAL so I have since then revised my opinion of diamond shamrock. They are the only place I fill up at now because I have had no problems and you can't beat $1.29 per gallon in the houston burbs.<p>-Poritz
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? (GrecianVolvo)

Yannis,<br>Agreed! What you save by buying cheaper gas ends up COSTING you fuel-economy-wise. You may break even in the end, if you're lucky, but why put cruddy gas in your tank and run it through your engine? If and when you can, go for the good stuff!
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? (GrecianVolvo)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR><br>Guys,<br>do not buy CHEAP gas...They may be getting from Mobil but "it ain't Mobil"...There are only 4-5 major refineries and they cater to themselves plus the smaller cheapo companies. I have talked to quite a few reps from many companies and the reps from the cheaper gas brands always told me that they do not add all the additives that major brands like Esso, Mobil, Amoco, BP, Chevron, etc. add. The octane levels (I suspect from my conversations, no one has ever admitted it) might be questionable but this (the additives) comes from the horse's mouth, so to speak.<p>Cheaper gas is what it is...lesser quality.<p><br>Yannis<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>The gas is like only 3-5 cents cheaper. What I meant to say is that they (Costco) supposedly gets their gas from the Mobil tap aka meaning Mobil gas. I'll try to find out today when I gas up. For me, especially, fueling up every 3-4 days, 3-5 cents savings go a long way.
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? (T5 Dave)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Uh, Costco? Don't know where they get their gas from.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>An AudiWorld member sent in this same question and this is the response that he got. So I guess they could be getting gas from any one of the major companies like Mobile, Chevron, etc...<p><BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Thank you for your email regarding Costco Gasoline. Costco does not purchase its gasoline from just a single supplier; we receive our gasoline from the same major refineries and distributors that supply all of the gas stations in your area. Typically the gasoline we purchase is unbranded. <p>All Costco gasoline is fully guaranteed to meet or exceed the standards of the major branded outlets. Depending on where you live, the federal and state governments mandate that gasoline have certain levels of oxygenates to help it burn cleaner and detergents to help keep your engine clean. Ethanol and a substance called MTBE are the most common oxygenates used in gasoline and our gas contains one or the other wherever they are required. <p>Although oxygenates help with air quality, they reduce the performance of the car's engine, therefore we use only the minimum amounts required by law. We have new, state of the art dispensers at our facilities. The dispensers are able to filter any potential sediment or water from the gasoline and prevent it from getting in our member's vehicles. In addition, <p>Costco has gasoline samples regularly tested by an independent lab to insure that it meets all federal, state and local specifications. <br>Thank you for taking the time to write us with your question. <p>Sincerely, <p><b>Paul Latham <br>Vice President <br>Gasoline/Costco Trading</b><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>-Drew
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? (javadoc)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>You'll never, ever see me at an Exxon station... for obvious reasons.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I'm surprised a gas station poll went so long before this was brought up. I can certainly understand that decision.
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? (towerymt)

Petro-Canada, Shell, Sunoco, Pioneer Gas Bar, 7-11 on occasion...<br>Always premium 91-94 octane. Gas prices aren't that good here but they've been worse.<br>More money spent = more air miles! better fuel milage, cleaner burn. I'm a fan of high octane.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>You'll never, ever see me at an Exxon station... for obvious reasons.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I must have missed something but why if I may ask?
 

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Re: Your Preferred Gas Station? (mike_c70)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>You'll never, ever see me at an Exxon station... for obvious reasons.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I must have missed something but why if I may ask?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p> <B>EXXON Valdez</B>...does that ring a bell? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Yannis
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>On March 24, 1989 the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling an estimated 11 million gallons of crude oil across 1,300 miles of coastline - a catastrophic event that lead to one of the most thorough examinations of the effects of oil on the environment. While the vast majority of the spill area now appears to have recovered, pockets of crude oil remain in some locations, and there is evidence that some damage is continuing.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p><A HREF="http://www.oilspill.state.ak.us/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.oilspill.state.ak.us/</A><p><IMG SRC="http://www.oilspill.state.ak.us/images/facts/spillmap.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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