Bin Laden couldn’t have done it better

The stated goal of Bin Laden is to destroy the economy of the United States. It would seem that he is succeeding with the help of Bush and Cheney. Money for fuel is bleeding directly from our wallets  into the bank accounts of the terrorists in the middle east and Bush’s friends at an unprecedented pace. Food is becoming so expensive that the middle class is seeking help at food banks accross the country for the first time since the great depression. Inflation and unemployment combined with a recession make this a perfect storm. It would seem that “W” is doing a great job of wrecking our economy. Is not the definition of treason” one who gives aid and comfort to the enemy”?

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  1. 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 gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening….your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, 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. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some other 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 worth for your money.

    One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL or HALF EMPTY. The reason for this is, the more gas you have in your tank the less air 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.
    Unlike service stations, every truck that is loaded at the originating plant is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.

    Another reminder, 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 dirt that normally settles on the bottom. Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.



    Gas rationing in the 80’s worked even though we grumbled about it. It might even be good for us! The
    Saudis are boycotting American goods. We should return the favor.

    An interesting thought is to boycott their GAS.

    Every time you fill up the car, you can avoid putting more money into the coffers of Saudi Arabia . Just buy from gas companies that don’t import their oil from the Saudis.

    I thought it might be interesting for you to know which oil companies are the best to buy gas from and which major companies import Middle Eastern oil.

    These companies import Middle Eastern oil:

    Shell……………………… 205,742,000 barrels

    Chevron/Texaco……… 144,332,000 barrels

    Exxon /Mobil…………… 130,082,000 barrels

    Marathon/Speedway… 117,740,000 barrels

    Amoco……………………….62,231,000 barrels

    Citgo gas is from South America, from a Dictator who hates Americans. If you do the math at $30/barrel, these imports amount to over $18 BILLION! (oil is now $90 – $100 a barrel)

    Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:

    Sunoco………………0 barrels

    Conoco………………0 barrels

    Sinclair……………..0 barrels

    B P/ Phillips…………0 barrels

    Hess…………………..0 barrels

    ARC0………………..0 barrels

    If you go to, you will get a list of the station locations near you.

    All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and each is required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing.

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