Tag Archives: Fuel Storage

Report: People Trading Gas For Sex On Craigslist

How far would go to get gas?  Would you trade sex for it?  Apparently, some people think that it’s a worthwhile trade.  This shouldn’t really be a surprise, as when resources – food, clean water, fuel, security – are in short supply, people will go to any length to secure whatever resources that they need. [From Report: People Trading Gas For Sex On Craigslist « CBS New York – ] How far would go to get gas? Long gas stationlines and empty gas pumps have plagued drivers across New York and New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast … Continue reading

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California Gas Stations Shut as Oil Refiners Ration Supplies

Refineries outages are causing gasoline shortages at the pumps in California. [From California Gas Stations Shut as Oil Refiners Ration Supplies- Bloomberg – ] Gasoline station owners in the Los Angeles area including Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) are beginning to shut pumps as the state’s oil refiners started rationing supplies and spot prices surged to a record. Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) stopped selling gasoline on the spot, or wholesale, market in Southern California and is allocating deliveries to customers. Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) is also rationing fuel to U.S. West Coast terminal customers. Costco’s outlet in Simi Valley, 40 miles … Continue reading

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Fuel Transfer Tanks, and some fuel storage tips

Fluids are always an issue. Heavy. Bulky. Moving when you don’t want them to move. Add in something that’s flammable or combustible, and you have even more potential worries. One of the solutions I’ve been using in my pickup is a transfer tank. You’ve probably seen them in the beds of commercial trucks, flatbeds and pickup trucks. Usually decorated with a red Fill-Rite 12 volt pump on a top corner. I’m specifically a diesel guy, so my fuel issues are a bit different from gasoline issues, but there’s still lots of overlap concerning storage, transportation and utilities. What’s the difference … Continue reading

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