Fuel life and additives

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I had the opportunity to talk with the owner of one of the "local" oil company today, while helping a bud arrange for 4-55 gallon drums and the gas for them. They washed out (had oil in them) 4 new barrels and will deliver them, and fill them, for 50 cents LESS than the price at the local gas station. Here's the kicker :-) Jose had to put a $20 deposit @ on all 4 barrels, but they will give a full refund within 1 year !!!!!!

Look around, there are still deals in them thar hills.....

Now to the point.. I spent 20, 30 minutes with the owner, talking about "fuel stabilizers" in California gas. According to him, if the fuel comes right from the refinery, to him, ( and all of it does, everywhere) the fuel will store for 2 to 3 YEARS without any additives... and he mentioned adding things to gas, with all the additives already in it to be a bad idea.... fwiw..

-- CT (ct@no.yr), December 22, 1999


The $ 20.00 sounds right for drumb deposit.

-- && (&&@&&.&), December 23, 1999.

I'm looking for opinions here. I have a son and daugh. who each have a car in the driveway. If gas rationing became a reality, could we look at the two vehicles that we would park as being two really big gas cans? IOW, our family would most likely go to carpooling. Would the gas store for a long period of time in their gas tanks so that we could siphon gas out of them as needed?


-- beej (beej@ppbbs.com), December 23, 1999.


From what I got from the guy, gas is good for 2 to 3 years, with no additives...... he went as far as too say he would replace it if it did go bad, and he has never had to do that in the last 20 years.... I believed him :-)

-- CT (ct@no.yr), December 24, 1999.

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