Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Gas Screws Us Over AGAIN!

Ben told me a couple of days ago about a new crime wave that has been hitting our country. People are now stealing gas out of other peoples cars! When he told me that I was shocked that it has now come down to STEALING because the gas prices are out of control. Now I am just mad... Ben called me this morning and to make a long story short - Someone put a hole in his gas tank of his truck and stole his gas. Luckily he didn't have much in there, but now we have a new problem to deal with - getting his truck fixed when we don't have ANY money! NONE! I'm getting more and more mad at our liberal government who don't EVER listen to the people... Don't even get me started on how in 2000 Californians voted that Marriage was between a MAN and a WOMAN, but now the California Supreme Liberal Court has rule against that - Now Homosexuals can marry each other, because once again the minority is MORE IMPORTANT than the Majority. Get your heads out of your butts you liberal monkeys and start doing some good instead of destroying my country!

In the mail the other day I received some gas saving tips that I thought were helpful so I'm passing them on to you. Hopefully this helps relieve some pressure at the pump.

1. Only buy gas in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below the 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.

2. When you're filing up, do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to fast mode. If you look, you will see that the trigger has 3 stages: low, middle and high. In low mode, you should be pumping at a slow speed, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. 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 value for your money.

3. Fill up when your gas tank is half full. The more gas you have in your tank, the less air is 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.

4. 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 that dirt that normally settles to on the bottom.

Hopefully this helps...

6 comments:

Christy said...

I've heard alot of tips about increasing fuel efficiency while driving, but never at the pump... I'm totally going to star using these tips. Thanks Erin!

The Veaters said...

Thanks for the tips. I pretty much do none of those things right now, since I always fill up in the afternoon and always on fast speed. I had no idea it made any difference. Hopefully they really can save us some money!

Anonymous said...

Wow - you must have great parents!

Gma Cheryl said...

Wow - you must have great parents!

blogging with jeremy said...

Okay now stop right there. Now I agree the libs should all be thrown down to Mexico...or somewhere that the Red White and Blue doesn't fly. However you are out of line by saying that the reason gas was stolen out of Bens truck is the libs fault. Come on Erin I thought you had more sence than that. Now your just like them, blaming everything on Bush

Hoy Family said...

Please excuse my brother in law... He sniffed a log of glue in middle school :)