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View Poll Results: Prefered Gas Station
BP 11 14.47%
Shell 21 27.63%
Sunoco 3 3.95%
Mobil 1 1.32%
Exxon 2 2.63%
Other 38 50.00%
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:53 AM
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i run whatever is the cheapest... lol.. usually BP (Arco around here) and always 87 octane...
ARCO? O: Arco sucks ass. It's shit gas.

I use just 76 and 87 Octane.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:10 AM
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Im sorry bro! I don't know any Canadian gas companies!


Maybe thats why it runs so well in my truck.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:22 PM
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I run shell, and I observed better MPG on premium. I crunched the numbers, and in 09 it was the best mile per dollar.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:13 PM
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ohio has the second worst gas in the country so it really dont matter lol, i just use fuel cleaner like every three fillups or once a month
I don't have any info to contradict what you say, but how do you know? I know Octane isn't tested here for quality, so those who think they are using mid or high grade could be getting ripped off by getting lower, 87 Octane instead.

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So thats what I use - 87 octane ethanol - free Shell gas from my local station.
I have to check since I use primarily Shell - 87 Octane. Being from Ohio, I thought every station was required to use a minimum amt. of ethanol (since it is better for the environment, I think, even though it decreases gas mileage). I'll have to check the pump next time I go -- there are so many stickers on our pumps it is rediculous! I do know that most stations here, such as Speedway, BP, Marathon, and Sunoco all have a sticker saying that the gas "could contain up to 10% Ethanol", but I do not know if Shell is included in the group.

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Maybe thats why it runs so well in my truck.
Agreed. My Ranger with the 3.0 V6 gets primarily Shell, however, the wife's Edge with the 3.5L runs decent on almost any brand so I'll price compare.

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Old 05-19-2011, 01:23 PM
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Shell 87 octane
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:24 PM
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Any gas station that doesnt offer 10% ethanol, but they are harder to find. In Canada, I like Petro, Mr. Gas and ultramar is pretty good. I just 87 Oct in mine, I dont want to pay $1.45 a liter for a higher octane.
+1

Theres a Ultramar right next door to work, so I usually tank over there.

87 octane everytime. it's just around 1.24/L right now (4.69/gal)... really don't want to spend a penny more for higher octane !
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:27 PM
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+1

Theres a Ultramar right next door to work, so I usually tank over there.

87 octane everytime. it's just around 1.24/L right now (4.69/gal)... really don't want to spend a penny more for higher octane !
I saw $1.33 just across the river from where you are yesterday afternoon.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:31 PM
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i read an articale about a station in california that sold 8,000 gallons of gas at $1.10 per gallon thanks to a computer glitch and attendants that weren't paying attention. said gas station lost nearly $21,000 in a few hours.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:32 PM
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i read an articale about a station in california that sold 8,000 gallons of gas at $1.10 per gallon thanks to a computer glitch and attendants that weren't paying attention. Said gas station lost nearly $21,000 in a few hours.
win!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:47 PM
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win!!!!!!!!!!
Not a win, that could put that poor guy outa business. The actual stations only average 2 cents per gallon profit. Don't hate on small businesses please.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:50 PM
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Not a win, that could put that poor guy outa business. The actual stations only average 2 cents per gallon profit. Don't hate on small businesses please.
I wasnt hating the business but just the price in general. No pointing of the figner here.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:10 PM
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i run 87 and i usually put Hess Shell or Wawa
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:14 PM
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Shell. Since money was tight I was running the cheap base gas.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:32 PM
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I'm a big fan of Chevron ... but not opposed to some cheaper alternatives when fuel prices are up there!
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:37 PM
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i read an articale about a station in california that sold 8,000 gallons of gas at $1.10 per gallon thanks to a computer glitch and attendants that weren't paying attention. said gas station lost nearly $21,000 in a few hours.
Wow! There really is no such thing as a computer glitch since humans program the computer so as I learned GIGO, Garbage In, Garbage Out. I can't remember the last time fuel was under $3.00/gallon -- let alone under $2.00. We are paying about $3.90 per gallon on average here.
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