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post #1 of 7 Old 07-17-2005, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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rising gasoline prices!

Silly me: I just recently noticed that it's been taking longer and longer to fill up at the pump, then I figured it out that pumping rate is set to price and not volume!
I discovered this last time I was filling the MD with high-grade: it was taking so long that the guy behind me gave up and went to another pump.
It must take a good half hour to fill up in California or Europe! 8)

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Here in Scotland the pump rate is the same as before but the price just races round faster . I used to put 10 of petrol in for a week at work - now its 20
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Hmmm...I use a tank of gas every two days...

In a two week period (pay schedule), I will burn 7 or 8 tanks of fuel...

It takes $30 to fill my tank each time...

And that is the low grade fuel.

Man...this is some bull#$%@.

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Silly me: I just recently noticed that it's been taking longer and longer to fill up at the pump, then I figured it out that pumping rate is set to price and not volume!
I discovered this last time I was filling the MD with high-grade: it was taking so long that the guy behind me gave up and went to another pump.
It must take a good half hour to fill up in California or Europe! 8)
I didn't know that the pump stations do that!
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Maybe if americans (and more and more europeans) wouldn't drive those stupid gas-guzzling SUV's... the rate of consuming would go down. And if everybody would just turn down the airco and everything in the house... etcetera... you get my point. Alternative power sources 4 teh win ! You people have a gigantic desert... use more solar power !!!

I realise that I'm busting america's chops here... but then I also know that the USA is about the only country that didn't ratify Kyoto so I'm more or less justified in my opinion. Because Kyoto wants a drastic reduction in CO2 emissions... and less CO2 comes from less fuel consumtion.

I also believe that the world's population should reduce by at least 50% to achieve that the available fossile fuels are sufficient for the population that uses it. And less people means less CO2 emission by breathing.

Drastic? Yes. Do I know how to reach this? Well... murdering 3 billion people seems kind of cruel... so I'm gonna go with NO. I don't know...
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Re: rising gasoline prices!

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I didn't know that the pump stations do that! [/quote]

to clarify: it takes longer to put in 20 gallons at $2.75/gallon than it did at $1.37/gallon because the rate of flow is determined by the price per gallon.
when gas gets to $5.00/gallon it will take all day to fill up unless they speed up the pump rate;... but probably not by much since I'm sure there are regulations on how fast pumps can be allowed to dispense the goods! 8)

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Fuel dispensing is regulated at something like 5 gallons per minute I believe. They probably slowed yours down because the price reading could not keep up with the flow. :lol:

Diesel fuel is regulated to 50 gallons per minute on some pumps though.

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