Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
All gasoline comes from crude oil which is pumped out of the same planet. The difference is in the refining and the additives. Shell does make a fine product and I think they truly believe they are offering you the best. With my new ship I will actually be drilling oil wells for Shell so I encourage everyone to seek out and purchase Shell products.
Having said that, I personally don't go out of my way to buy gas at a particular station. I don't even have a Shell station anywhere near where I live. (It's all Canadian gas). I pull into the nearest station that is on my way and buy my gas there. I don't worry too much about price difference. I figure if I'm buying 20 gallons and the price difference is $0.03 than I'm only saving $0.60. Two quarters and a dime. Not really worth it for me to go out of my way. For the truck and the Jeep I just put in regular gas. For the Ferrari I put in premium but I am not too concerned about the brand. The way I figure it any fuel I put in it is better than what was available when the car was new.
BTW Chris - If I can score any Shell paraphernalia at work, stickers or patches, I'll send you some.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
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