Price of diesel

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  1. Brisey

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    Hi all

    Noticed yesterday that the price of diesel has gone DOWN by 2p per litre.
    Shell is now 100.9 and Esso 101.9. Has the price dropped where you are ???
     
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    Hi one of the dearest around here is Tesco's, even with their 5p off vouchers they are still 2p dearer than Sainsburys.

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    :RollEyes: 105.9 Cents here. :RollEyes:
     
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    Come on then John. What's that in GB£:Doh::Rofl1:
     
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    :Cool: That depends on the exchange rate on any particular day? :Rofl1:
     
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    Stop being evasive John:Rofl1:

    Go On shock us at today's rate.:Doh: in SPAIN.
     
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    :RollEyes: I don't know. I haven't bought any for 6 weeks. :Rofl1:
     
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    Doesn't time fly when you're having fun.:Doh:

    I thought it was pesetas over there or euros.
     
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    :Cool: It sure does. It will soon be Xmas. Also. It is much cheaper using bicycles. :Rofl1:
     
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    LPG bicycles yeah. (Leg Powered Guys):Rofl1:
     
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    about .72p per litre.:thumb:
    dont you just love this green and pleasant land and it's taxes.........:Angry::Angry:
     
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    when you return why dont you drain your grey and black water tanks and fill 'em with deisel.:Rofl1::thumb:

    john.
     
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    That's roughly what I worked it out as.:Doh:
     
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    Received this circular today, makes interesting reading if correct, especially when Plastic Fuel containers you use for your lawn mower tend to swell and let off pressure when warm and you undo the cap.

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    TIPS ON PUMPING GAS (Good information)

    I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in California we are also paying higher, up to $3.50 per gallon. But my line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every gallon.

    Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline in San Jose , CA we deliver
    about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.

    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 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 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, here where I work, every truck that we load 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 of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.

    Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.
     
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