I'm not going to provide a valid email address here... As someone else
stated, a link here will allow others to see this magical sign, too.
Go to this site below, upload your image as directed (very easy), and it
will provide you a link/URL that you can paste into a post here. Simple.
"Ubuntu" -- an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".
The Usenet Improvement Project: http://improve-usenet.org
But why should I go to that trouble when you will only come back and say
I doctored up the photo. If you don't believe me now why should I
expect you to believe me when I post a picture someplace. Besides, I
don't care if you believe me or not.
The price today is $3.96.9 for regular, (87) and $3.97.9 for super (89)
per U.S. gal. They have no price signs posted only at the pump. So
there ya go Dan.
BTW how old are you and what part of the country do you live in?
Definitions of Gasoline Grades
The classification of gasoline by octane ratings. Each type of
gasoline (conventional, oxygenated, and reformulated) is classified by
three grades - Regular, Midgrade, and Premium. Note: Gasoline sales
are reported by grade in accordance with their classification at the
time of sale. In general, automotive octane requirements are lower at
high altitudes. Therefore, in some areas of the United States, such as
the Rocky Mountain States, the octane ratings for the gasoline grades
may be 2 or more octane points lower.
Regular Gasoline: Gasoline having an antiknock index, i.e., octane
rating, greater than or equal to 85 and less than 88. Note: Octane
requirements may vary by altitude.
Midgrade Gasoline: Gasoline having an antiknock index, i.e., octane
rating, greater than or equal to 88 and less than or equal to 90.
Note: Octane requirements may vary by altitude.
Premium Gasoline: Gasoline having an antiknock index, i.e., octane
rating, greater than 90. Note: Octane requirements may vary by
dbu, I think this all stems from the use of the word "super" to
describe midgrade gasoline. Most of us use "super" when referring to
the highest grade however it is probably more correct to call it
"premium" and I am guessing that is what you know 91-93 octane gasoline
as. I can believe you have a station that would charge a penney more
for 89 octane gas, especially if it is an independent station where it
receives its supply from a local refiner. You don't have to defend
yourself or prove anything since it is obvious they won't believe you
even if you did post a picture. They will accuse you of doctoring it
or having the owner change the prices just for your picture.
"You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones
you want to concentrate on." ~ George W. Bush
Sure, I agree. Where the problem lies is their inability to read and
decipher what I said. That is not my problem. I posted the octane
numbers, but it seemed to be ignored. The station called it "super" and
"regular", 89 and 87 respectively, one penny difference. It is an
independent supplier. I don't know of any station in this area that
sells 93 octane gas, one I know of that sells 91 octane, but that is
non-oxygenated fuel for use in lawnmowers and the like and illegal to
use in cars and trucks unless they are licensed antique, per state law.
Thanks for the help, but I don't think it will convince these narrow
minded knot heads.
I read through this thread with amusement and I believe dbu. There is a
Sunoco gas station here in Baltimore County, MD. It was on York Road, by
Seminary Avenue in an area called Lutherville. They sell Premium at the
same cost as mid grade. It used to be a Mobile station before they changed
maybe over a year ago, but apparently same owner since they were doing this
when they were a Mobile station. They have mechanics bays and a very small
Why do they do this? Don't know - maybe to get people to buy gas, get to
know them and maybe have their car worked on by the mechanic? I don't ask,
but used to buy gas there in my previous car when I used premium. Also had
the car worked on by the mechanic before. He's a decent mechanic. If
you're ever in the area and want to see for yourself, swing by. They've
been doing this at least for the past 5 years. And no, I'm not going to
take a picture - not worth the time, but it is a brand name gas.
Back when I was in HS and College I worked at a Shell station in Middletown
NJ. This was at the time gas was about 50 cents per gallon. Whenever we
ran out of regular [and it happened many times] we were instructed to lower
the price of premium down to the regular price so the customers wer not
pissed off that we had none of their gas. They were always really happy
about this. This was when the price was regular, 2 cent more for midgrade
and 4 cent more for premium.
Yup, I remember when the spread between regular and premium was much smaller
than now. When did gas stations start coming out with mid-grade? I thought
it was more recent than the gas being 50 cents.
Actually, that's my main problem with his "story". I can't imagine a
region ANYWHERE that doesn't have 91/93 octane fuel, as dbu states.
That would mean that people like me can't drive there, as the fuel
isn't high enough octane for my car...
Joe - Linux User #449481/Ubuntu User #19733
joe at hits - buffalo dot com
I'm not saying there is none, I'm saying that I have not seen any except
for the non-oxygenated premium fuel for lawn mowers etc and classic
cars. You would have to look and plan ahead I guess.
What kind of car do you drive that requires such a high octane, Piper or
Cessina maybe? I don't think you'll have any problem finding av-gas at
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