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Petrol tips nw
14 October 2011 08:12 Post ID: #1069450
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Some advice you might find useful.

With Petrol expected to reach £2 per litre by end of 2011 these tips that I received from a friend might come in handy.


TIPS ON PUMPING PETROL


I don't know what you are paying for petrol.... I am paying up to £1.35 to £1.50 per litre.

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 Litre:


Here at the Shell Pipeline where I work , we deliver about 4 million litres in a 24-hour period ..

One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and petrol, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 Litres.


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 petrol, when it gets warmer petrol expands,

so buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your litre is not exactly a litre. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, 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 Petrol tank is HALF FULL.

The reason for this is the more Petrol you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine. petrol storage tanks have an internal floating roof.

This roof serves as zero clearance between the Petrol 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 litre is actually the exact amount.


Another reminder, if there is a petrol truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy Petrol, DO NOT fill up; most likely the petrol is being stirred up as the Petrol is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.
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14 October 2011 08:41 Post ID: #1069459 - in reply to #1069450
Thanks for that
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14 October 2011 09:27 Post ID: #1069468 - in reply to #1069450
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how much Jet fuel would it take to fill a Punto ?
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14 October 2011 09:35 Post ID: #1069470 - in reply to #1069468
Lucky_Lion - 14/10/2011 09:27

Cosmic

how much Jet fuel would it take to fill a Punto?



About 1/30th of what you could consume in one sitting*.
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14 October 2011 09:36 Post ID: #1069471 - in reply to #1069468
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Matt, It's shame that Iceland do not have Petrol stations at their stores, maybe thats the answer !
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14 October 2011 11:09 Post ID: #1069488 - in reply to #1069450
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matt-the-lion - 14/10/2011 08:12

Some advice you might find useful.

With Petrol expected to reach £2 per litre by end of 2011 these tips that I received from a friend might come in handy.



So it's going to go up by around 65p per litre in the next ten weeks, no chance.
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14 October 2011 11:23 Post ID: #1069490 - in reply to #1069488
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llawllim05 - 14/10/2011 11:09

matt-the-lion - 14/10/2011 08:12

Some advice you might find useful.

With Petrol expected to reach £2 per litre by end of 2011 these tips that I received from a friend might come in handy.





Just passing on the message as I recieved it.

Lucky, sorry if you didn't find it helpful, tomorrow's tip is on how to save money at Mcdonalds, much more up your street.*

So it's going to go up by around 65p per litre in the next ten weeks, no chance.

Edited by matt-the-lion 14/10/2011 11:25
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14 October 2011 11:52 Post ID: #1069496 - in reply to #1069450
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Will Sundays tip be how to use the quote option on MO ?*
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14 October 2011 12:29 Post ID: #1069502 - in reply to #1069450
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I'm only going to fill up now when there's a frost
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14 October 2011 12:31 Post ID: #1069503 - in reply to #1069450
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thank fuck i read this .... big help

so basically only fill up your car at 5am on a winters day to maximise fuel ....
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14 October 2011 13:04 Post ID: #1069516 - in reply to #1069450
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this will come in very hand when i get my little NSR, it may have a tiny take but every penny helps!
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14 October 2011 13:29 Post ID: #1069539 - in reply to #1069450
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be careful there's not a hole in that take
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14 October 2011 13:39 Post ID: #1069542 - in reply to #1069539
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Matt's last tip was not to trust purfume sellers in car parks.
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14 October 2011 15:54 Post ID: #1069585 - in reply to #1069539
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Old_Lion_Les - 14/10/2011 13:29

be careful there's not a hole in that take


there wont be a hole silly , its brand new!
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14 October 2011 16:32 Post ID: #1069603 - in reply to #1069542
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Andover_Lion - 14/10/2011 13:39

Matt's last tip was not to trust purfume sellers in car parks.


Especially if it's spelled purfume on the bottle.
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14 October 2011 16:40 Post ID: #1069606 - in reply to #1069450
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An mix of interesting valid points of advice tainted by some old bollocks as well!




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14 October 2011 19:48 Post ID: #1069649 - in reply to #1069585
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zero - 14/10/2011 15:54

Old_Lion_Les - 14/10/2011 13:29

be careful there's not a hole in that take


there wont be a hole silly , its brand new!


You just don't get it do you, and you're the future of this country
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