A question about "name brand" gasoline here.

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FILLerUp

Sheridan, AR

#1 Feb 26, 2013
This area has two Shell Stations. The one off 1304 is owned by G&M Oil, and I have seen their tanker trucks fill the tanks there. I have also seen G&M trucks fill tanks at "mom & pop" no-name gasoline stations. I have seen tankers fill tanks at the Shell, near Best Western, and those tankers had no name on them whatsoever. My question: What makes Shell gasoline "Shell", since both places use different delivery trucks, neither of which say "Shell" in any form of fashion? I'm not saying the gas is not Shell, but am curious as to how this works. Anyone have an answer?
jack

Williamsburg, KY

#2 Feb 27, 2013
FILLerUp wrote:
This area has two Shell Stations. The one off 1304 is owned by G&M Oil, and I have seen their tanker trucks fill the tanks there. I have also seen G&M trucks fill tanks at "mom & pop" no-name gasoline stations. I have seen tankers fill tanks at the Shell, near Best Western, and those tankers had no name on them whatsoever. My question: What makes Shell gasoline "Shell", since both places use different delivery trucks, neither of which say "Shell" in any form of fashion? I'm not saying the gas is not Shell, but am curious as to how this works. Anyone have an answer?
Its exactly the same gas. It just a name, since people perceive "Shell" as better, they can charge more money for it. Simple marketing and psychology. It should say a lot about the human race in general.
Maybe

Sheridan, AR

#3 Feb 27, 2013
Anyone else think all gasoline is the same?
Barbourville citizen

Barbourville, KY

#4 Feb 27, 2013
All gasoline is the same. There is no BP or Shell special gas. The petro place out of London fills Shell's tanks up here beside of Wendy's I've seen them. Although one "mom & pop" store on 25 gas is watered down and isn't worth putting in your vehicle. Another one close to Wendy's also puts drugs in their gas. I've seen first hand the damage that can do to a car. I only get gas at Shell beside of Wendy's cause the others alters their gas and my vehicle won't shut off after I use it! Lol

Since: Dec 10

Manchester, KY

#5 Feb 27, 2013
Barbourville citizen wrote:
All gasoline is the same. There is no BP or Shell special gas. The petro place out of London fills Shell's tanks up here beside of Wendy's I've seen them. Although one "mom & pop" store on 25 gas is watered down and isn't worth putting in your vehicle. Another one close to Wendy's also puts drugs in their gas. I've seen first hand the damage that can do to a car. I only get gas at Shell beside of Wendy's cause the others alters their gas and my vehicle won't shut off after I use it! Lol
As far as I know, this is all true.
Barbourville citizen

Barbourville, KY

#6 Feb 27, 2013
Ok my husband says otherwise.... Here's what he says... In Knoxville there is a buck plant that has all the gas and its marked shell, BP, Marathon, Chevron etc. these companies lease out trucks like petro haulers out of London to transport their gas. He says there are several different gas hauler companies that are hired to transport. Mom & pop stores usually buy the cheapest grade gas because they're not obligated to buy the "good gas" He says there are ppl that come out and inspect the big company's gas to make sure they are selling the product that they are suppose to. So there actually are different grades of gasoline depending on which company you choose. He says they actually put additives in gas to make it different than the other competitors. So BP differs from Shell and so on. I didn't know this..... So there you go
That right

United States

#7 Feb 27, 2013
Barbourville citizen wrote:
Ok my husband says otherwise.... Here's what he says... In Knoxville there is a buck plant that has all the gas and its marked shell, BP, Marathon, Chevron etc. these companies lease out trucks like petro haulers out of London to transport their gas. He says there are several different gas hauler companies that are hired to transport. Mom & pop stores usually buy the cheapest grade gas because they're not obligated to buy the "good gas" He says there are ppl that come out and inspect the big company's gas to make sure they are selling the product that they are suppose to. So there actually are different grades of gasoline depending on which company you choose. He says they actually put additives in gas to make it different than the other competitors. So BP differs from Shell and so on. I didn't know this..... So there you go
I am so glad you post this. You husband is right on. That's how it work but getting most folks around these parts to understand that is a whole different ballgame.
fullofgas

Barbourville, KY

#8 Feb 27, 2013
Barbourville citizen wrote:
Ok my husband says otherwise.... Here's what he says... In Knoxville there is a buck plant that has all the gas and its marked shell, BP, Marathon, Chevron etc. these companies lease out trucks like petro haulers out of London to transport their gas. He says there are several different gas hauler companies that are hired to transport. Mom & pop stores usually buy the cheapest grade gas because they're not obligated to buy the "good gas" He says there are ppl that come out and inspect the big company's gas to make sure they are selling the product that they are suppose to. So there actually are different grades of gasoline depending on which company you choose. He says they actually put additives in gas to make it different than the other competitors. So BP differs from Shell and so on. I didn't know this..... So there you go
its all the same gas each company adds its additives,,,,when its dropped,,,,,my friend owns some gas trucks

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

London, KY

#9 Feb 27, 2013
Barbourville citizen wrote:
Ok my husband says otherwise.... Here's what he says... In Knoxville there is a buck plant that has all the gas and its marked shell, BP, Marathon, Chevron etc. these companies lease out trucks like petro haulers out of London to transport their gas. He says there are several different gas hauler companies that are hired to transport. Mom & pop stores usually buy the cheapest grade gas because they're not obligated to buy the "good gas" He says there are ppl that come out and inspect the big company's gas to make sure they are selling the product that they are suppose to. So there actually are different grades of gasoline depending on which company you choose. He says they actually put additives in gas to make it different than the other competitors. So BP differs from Shell and so on. I didn't know this..... So there you go
Your Husband is correct... Gasoline production is regulated by the EPA and each company has a blending plant where that companies assorted grades and blends are mixed and separated.. Also the large full sized tankers have several compartments and can carry several different grades of gas and or diesel in a single truck.... Also as some have spoken of "Watering Down the Gas" .. That's Imposable since water and gas do not mix and water settles in the stations holding tank to the bottom.... Water can also form from condensation in your cars tank if it sits too long as the fuel warms and cools through the days and nights , The gas will expand and contract drawing in outside air with moisture in it... One of the reasons you see many closed stations is that the government past a law requiring all old tanks to be replaced with tanks that have pumping/monitoring systems that do not allow excess water in the tanks, expensive for the station so many just closed shop. The problem is Condensation from pumping cold fuel from the tankers into the warm tanks.. this causes expansion and is taken into consideration when filling the stations tanks... Gas expands more than water and you can get many gals more fuel in your holding tanks than pumped after it starts to warm up. The law requires and monitor to detect the height of Water at the bottom of a holding tank and that is check when inspectors show up at the station. If the water level is above a couple inches on the recorders they can shut down the station. And the Pumps cannot pump the tank down to the water level... Some of the Old Stations would allow the water to accumulate to where when the tank got low the pumps would such up water... Those holding tanks are now Illegal... The reason some cars will Run On is that the Car has a problem... Higher Octane fuels helps prevent this but if you car runs on after you shut it off means that fuel is still getting into the cylinders and compression detonating like what happens in a diesel engine. This happens more with low octane fuels as a higher octane does not compression detonate as easily. But it still means that your car is sending Fuel into the cylinders after it's shut off... It's not suppose to do that... Generally would mean the needle valve is leaky in a carb motor or injectors are leaky in a injected motor...
Barbourville citizen

Barbourville, KY

#10 Feb 27, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
<quoted text>Your Husband is correct... Gasoline production is regulated by the EPA and each company has a blending plant where that companies assorted grades and blends are mixed and separated.. Also the large full sized tankers have several compartments and can carry several different grades of gas and or diesel in a single truck.... Also as some have spoken of "Watering Down the Gas" .. That's Imposable since water and gas do not mix and water settles in the stations holding tank to the bottom.... Water can also form from condensation in your cars tank if it sits too long as the fuel warms and cools through the days and nights , The gas will expand and contract drawing in outside air with moisture in it... One of the reasons you see many closed stations is that the government past a law requiring all old tanks to be replaced with tanks that have pumping/monitoring systems that do not allow excess water in the tanks, expensive for the station so many just closed shop. The problem is Condensation from pumping cold fuel from the tankers into the warm tanks.. this causes expansion and is taken into consideration when filling the stations tanks... Gas expands more than water and you can get many gals more fuel in your holding tanks than pumped after it starts to warm up. The law requires and monitor to detect the height of Water at the bottom of a holding tank and that is check when inspectors show up at the station. If the water level is above a couple inches on the recorders they can shut down the station. And the Pumps cannot pump the tank down to the water level... Some of the Old Stations would allow the water to accumulate to where when the tank got low the pumps would such up water... Those holding tanks are now Illegal... The reason some cars will Run On is that the Car has a problem... Higher Octane fuels helps prevent this but if you car runs on after you shut it off means that fuel is still getting into the cylinders and compression detonating like what happens in a diesel engine. This happens more with low octane fuels as a higher octane does not compression detonate as easily. But it still means that your car is sending Fuel into the cylinders after it's shut off... It's not suppose to do that... Generally would mean the needle valve is leaky in a carb motor or injectors are leaky in a injected motor...
Lol I bought gas at a station here in Barbourville and my car kept running after I shut it off. I ran the tank out and switched back to the one I'd always used and its never done that since or even before that. I thought that tank would never run out! I can remember someone saying don't buy gas when it's raining at the old Direct. They said their tanks were old and water would seep in there. Don't know if any truth was in it but I listened lol
just saying

Madisonville, KY

#11 Feb 28, 2013
buy your
gas at escoe market it goes up when the wind blows wither he has used the gas up he had before or not if gas goes up he marks his up and the tank rolls two numbers at a time must be set up if you don't think it is the truth watch when you pump your fuel next time.
lolz

Barbourville, KY

#12 Feb 28, 2013
just saying wrote:
buy your
gas at escoe market it goes up when the wind blows wither he has used the gas up he had before or not if gas goes up he marks his up and the tank rolls two numbers at a time must be set up if you don't think it is the truth watch when you pump your fuel next time.
This is true! I know several people that have stopped getting gas there because of that
Kramer

London, KY

#13 Mar 1, 2013
Anyone got any of that dirty gas as that one station and got their fuel injectors stopped up?

“Not afraid to stand alone.”

Since: Jun 09

Flat Lick Ky.

#14 Mar 1, 2013
I know I got a tank full of water at one place in Barbourville. My truck shut down right there at the pump while I was refueling. Cost me a wrecker bill plus cleaning the complete fuel system. Had to replace fuel filters and fuel pump. Asked the Guy to help me with the costs and he wouldn't even talk to me. This happened a few years back at the stop and go. I think his name was Jack.

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