Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Global Warming

Global Warming is caused by politicians worldwide making spurious promises to convince us the people, that they are really going to fix that stupid pot hole on main street that has been broken for the past three years. I am convinced that we lack the political will to resolve any problem in the country amicably. We have an opportunity to make the world a better place, by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, by using a bus or train to transport folks, goods and some services. We have had the entrepreneurial drive to solve the problem at least three or four times over, but still we pay 112$ a barrel for oil, which really should not bother anyone, but it does. My car gets 30 miles to a gallon of gas, but thats mostly because I can drive on the highway and don't stop until I have to. There are a thousand cars that pass me each day with one person in it. Here are a few tips to reduce your fossil fuel footprint, don't worry about anyone else, just worry about you and yours.

1. Check the pressure on the tires in your car, did you know that its written on the door jamb in your car, next to the drivers seat. ( No the 35 psi the tire guy puts in is dead wrong and it burns gas, and costs YOU money)

2. I was told to drive the speed limit, that will save a significant amount of fuel and your money.

3. Make every trip away from the homestead count, no more running out to buy milk and then back and then out to the post office.

4. Plan your trips so that you can increase the number of right turns that you make, most places have right on red laws now, so you can turn on red if the traffic permits.

5. Walk once in a while, ride a bicycle,

I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in the east we are also paying higher, up to $3.50 per gallon. 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 vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some other liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapour.
Those vapours 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.
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.
WHERE TO BUY USA GAS, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW. READ ON 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 favour.

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.
Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time I fill-up the tank, I am sending my money to people who are trying to kill me, my family, and my friends.
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 barrel s
Sinclair.................0 barrels
BP/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.
But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It's really simple to do.
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