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Old 09-27-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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Anyone read this?!?!

Have a good look and let's start writing some congressmen.

http://www.turndownhotfuel.com/

If that's not enough, listen to what EXXON has to say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jvkf...elated&search=



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Old 09-27-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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Oh yeah, I remember hearing about this before. My question is how deep are the tanks usually burried at gas stations? I'm sure the ground acts as a pretty good insulator once you're down about 10 feet or more. So I doubt the gasoline is 98 degrees when it's coming out of the pump unless it's like 120 degrees outside or something.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:12 PM   #3
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LOL

I think fuel temperature is the least of our troubles.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:18 PM   #4
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Ground acts as a great insulator

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Oh yeah, I remember hearing about this before. My question is how deep are the tanks usually burried at gas stations? I'm sure the ground acts as a pretty good insulator once you're down about 10 feet or more. So I doubt the gasoline is 98 degrees when it's coming out of the pump unless it's like 120 degrees outside or something.
That's why temps don't vary overnight. The average volume will stay in the tank less that 36 hours, in and out before is has time to stabilize temp. Next time you're at your favorite station, ask how often they get a truck in.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:20 PM   #5
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I think fuel temperature is the least of our troubles.
the temp effects price, here in the summer time supposidly if you buy $20worth of gas you only get $17, screw that prices are bad enough allready!!
This is deffinatly somthing the companys need to account for when pricing there fuel
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hhuummm! interesting Im kinda scepticle (sp?) thou.... Lots of stuff has been posted to the internet about fuel....
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hhuummm! interesting Im kinda scepticle (sp?) thou.... Lots of stuff has been posted to the internet about fuel....
Military fuel depots account for temp for ground vehicles and aircraft. This was posted by a legitimate truck drivers' association with a legal department and lobbyists, NOT someone trying to sell a book.
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I worry more about the actual condition of the tanks that are holding that fuel in the ground. And the environmental impact of a cracked tank leaking fuel over a period of time into a local water supply than loosing 2 bucks worth of gas from pumping "hot Fuel" into my tank.
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I agree with auto. It's not that big of a difference. At least not to me since I own a vehicle that gets decent gas mileage.
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It will cost more to Control the Temp of the fuel also.... So Gas prices even out anyways....?
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