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March 28, 2007

The Great Hot Gas Rip-Off!

Allen @ 10:35 am   |  Comments (2)
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Hot gas costs California drivers
Fuel expands in heat, but special pumps could compensate for temperature swings

The problem: Gasoline expands as it gets warmer, becoming less dense. But most American gas pumps dispense the same volume — 231 cubic inches per gallon — and don’t compensate for temperature. That means a gallon of hot gasoline has less energy than a gallon of colder gas.

The cost: One study estimated that Californians would save $450 million if gas pumps compensated for temperature. Consumers across the country would save $1.7 billion.

Sources: SF Chronicle research, Kansas City Star

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/06/BUG9DOFRGT1.DTL

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My solution is we should start a gas cartel, where we buy from Boston and sell in LA.  We can make up to 3c per gallon… a million gallons nets us a profit of…oh… $30,000.  Never mind.

2 Comments

1

FINALLY. A good reason to live in Boston.

So when are you moving back, Al?

Comment by Mike — March 29, 2007 @ 5:49 am

 
2

I’ll move back at a time and place of my choosing. (cough, never, cough)

Comment by Allen — March 29, 2007 @ 7:11 am

 

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