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Been trying to stick with Chevron, Shell or 76. When gas skyrocketed in SF for a little while I was putting some cheapo in every once and a while, but lately the price difference isn't enough to bother so it's been Chevron. I see no difference in MPG on anything, but I'm not really a good meter stick since it's not a DD.
 

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It must suck living in SF when gas prices are high. Especially if you commute around town, with all your hills and what not..

Then again SoCal isn't the best place for commuters when we have our heavy traffic..
 

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i almost always put shell in ours has ethanol in it but still really good i put some Rutters (local conv store) and could see the water come out my exhaust by steam
 

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It must suck living in SF when gas prices are high. Especially if you commute around town, with all your hills and what not..

Then again SoCal isn't the best place for commuters when we have our heavy traffic..
There was a time earlier this year when prices spiked around $0.75 overnight. We've been hovering in the $4.09 range in my neighborhood, but I found a 76 that's still under $4 ($3.93).
 

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I heard that Costco gets leftovers/purchases wholesale from where ever, many of which are listed in that list. Whoever has it cheapest at the time, they'll buy it from them. So, technically, Costco does sell top tier, but doesn't have any additives, that make places like chevron "special."
 

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I use QT gas and feel like I get good gas mileage.. I drive a mixture of highway to work everyday and in city to run errands and I am almost always around 30mpg
 

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I try to use "name brand" gas whenever possible. But I think that the various brands of gas is kind of a shell game - pardon the pun.

Back in the day I had a commercial account for my car(s) when I had a courier service. So we bought gas from a wholesale distributor on an account. It seemed like they only had a handful of those giant gas silo/reservoir things but all the different brands' semi-tankers showed up and filled up from them. Just doing the math there wasn't enough different gas types to represent all the different brands and octanes.
 

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I try to use "name brand" gas whenever possible. But I think that the various brands of gas is kind of a shell game - pardon the pun.

Back in the day I had a commercial account for my car(s) when I had a courier service. So we bought gas from a wholesale distributor on an account. It seemed like they only had a handful of those giant gas silo/reservoir things but all the different brands' semi-tankers showed up and filled up from them. Just doing the math there wasn't enough different gas types to represent all the different brands and octanes.
Not surprised hearing that. The additives is really the only thing that separates them. I just avoid speedway at all costs.
 

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I heard that Costco gets leftovers/purchases wholesale from where ever, many of which are listed in that list. Whoever has it cheapest at the time, they'll buy it from them. So, technically, Costco does sell top tier, but doesn't have any additives, that make places like chevron "special."
I am not 100% sure about how we get out gas from other top tier leftovers. However I am 100% sure that our gas has additive. We don't buy gas with additive, we add it in ourselves at the store. Every time we get a delivery, our equipment adds the correct amount of additive to the gas.
 

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I am not 100% sure about how we get out gas from other top tier leftovers. However I am 100% sure that our gas has additive. We don't buy gas with additive, we add it in ourselves at the store. Every time we get a delivery, our equipment adds the correct amount of additive to the gas.
Really? That does explain a lot of things.

The different brands advertise their additives as being superior and not their actual gasoline and/or refining process.

Based on what I know and what you just explained most gas comes from the same wholesale source and is differentiated by their additives.
 

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Really? That does explain a lot of things.

The different brands advertise their additives as being superior and not their actual gasoline and/or refining process.

Based on what I know and what you just explained most gas comes from the same wholesale source and is differentiated by their additives.
Yeah it is funny how that works.

Tomorrow I am scheduled in the gas dept and every time we get a delivery we have to punch in how much they are adding and the machines in the ground adds the appropriate amount of additive to the fuel that was delivered.

So it isn't like the gas we get already has the additive. WE have 4 tanks. Two regular, one premium, and one with just pure additive. So if we get a premium delivery the machines (or whatever) underground will only shoot additive to the premium that was delivered.

I don't know how others do it.

Tomorrow I will find out where we get our gas from to give the info on our gas AND additive.
 

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That explains even more things.

If you only have regular and premium tanks then the middle octane is probably a blend of the two.

They are some old Sunoco stations that sell 95(!) octane and 5 different octanes. I always assumed that was done with blending of the gas.
 

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That explains even more things.

If you only have regular and premium tanks then the middle octane is probably a blend of the two.

They are some old Sunoco stations that sell 95(!) octane and 5 different octanes. I always assumed that was done with blending of the gas.
SOB!!!! you are probably right!!!! Damn I like the way you think lol :D learn something everyday. I always wondered why we only had two octanes. One 89 (regular) and the other 93 (premuim) I believe. We don't sale the middle octane. So when you go to other gas stations and the offer the middle, they are just giving you 50% of 89 and 50% of 93. Or something like that, correct?
 

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So gear heads know that you can buy racing gas at stations that are adjacent to race tracks. Normally when you are building muscle and drag cars you have to make the decision if they will run on pump or race gas. The pump gas guys try to chase the race gas guys away from their gas source. Since they all get horrible mileage this is actually a thing.

Anyway, when you go to a gas station that has race gas it always comes from a special pump that dispenses only one type of gas that is 97 octane. And it ain't cheap, often it costs at least 50% more than 93 octane gas.
 

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When I was working at a dealership, I would frequent the gas station A LOT, and the workers there did mention that the mid grade is the pump mixing the high grade with the low grade, there's not special tank for the mid grade. That was at a 76. Also heard clicking when I was filling with mid grade (for whatever reason) and no clicking other than the counter when low/high grade were selected.

I miss that job because of the "freedom." It was fun for me.
 
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