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Old 05-22-2009, 11:27 AM   #21
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Uh, your wrong about that.
Almost ALL of the majors have common carriers haul they're gas, so the name on the side of the truck means nothing.
When I spoke to Shell Corporate HQ, they said that although I bought the gasoline form a Shell station, the station is not supplied with Shell Gasoline.

They explained that basically some Shell Stations sell only Shell gas, and others are independent and sell gas from other sorces.

BTW, it was the University Shell across the 45 from UofH.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:37 AM   #22
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When I spoke to Shell Corporate HQ, they said that although I bought the gasoline form a Shell station, the station is not supplied with Shell Gasoline.

They explained that basically some Shell Stations sell only Shell gas, and others are independent and sell gas from other sorces.

BTW, it was the University Shell across the 45 from UofH.
Don't know who you talked too but if it's branded Shell, Chevron, Exxon, legally they have to carry that gas. And they check regularly, so a station MIGHT get away with it for a little while and then be shut down. The majors take that stuff REAL seriously.
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:15 PM   #23
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Interesting exchange here - with two completely different opinions! Big implications either way....

Question is, why would Shell HQ volunteer that information? Although I have no idea if it's true, why the would a Shell employee admit to someone over the phone that a particular Shell station doesn't use Shell gasoline, and apparently allows them to do it?

If I were in Shell management and I heard about that, I'd me pants!
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:25 PM   #24
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I do what I can to use Valero the most, due to the fact that they do not use a single barrel of foreign oil.
Other than that, I stick to the larger stations.


Quick tip though, if a gas station is recieving a delivery of fuel, do not fill up there. When the gas is being poured into their underground tanks, it stirs up and dirt/debris that could be settled on the bottom and you run the risk of pulling it into your tank.
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Interesting exchange here - with two completely different opinions! Big implications either way....

Question is, why would Shell HQ volunteer that information? Although I have no idea if it's true, why the would a Shell employee admit to someone over the phone that a particular Shell station doesn't use Shell gasoline, and apparently allows them to do it?

If I were in Shell management and I heard about that, I'd me pants!
Like many companies, they have offshored many services. Likely he spoke to a contract employee in India that opened a complaint ticket and forwarded it on up the ladder and ended up on someones desk that ACTUALLY works for Shell.
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steer clear of any ghetto station

i generally always go with chevron 92/techron bs

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Old 05-22-2009, 11:04 PM   #27
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Like many companies, they have offshored many services. Likely he spoke to a contract employee in India that opened a complaint ticket and forwarded it on up the ladder and ended up on someones desk that ACTUALLY works for Shell.
THe most likely scenario for sure. Even so, it'd seem to be common sense, even to the most "out of it" soul that YOU DON'T ADMIT TO SELLING SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN YOU PURPORT TO BE SELLING- EVEN IF YOU ACTUALLY ARE! That's what branding's all about!

Makes me wonder....
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:21 PM   #28
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only the 3 major gas, cheapest is bad they generally get lower grade bottom barrel stuff. Also in some cases fill there holding tanks with ie fillers to make it full. So Shell, Exxon, or Chevron. Oil Kid have been told every possible thing about the industry from my dad who has been working in it for 22 years almost. though most of the time shell or exxon, all the gas stations in kingwood are highly used on a daily bases so doesn't matter which one I go too.

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Old 05-22-2009, 11:46 PM   #29
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what ever makes it go vroom vroom. Never had a problem with gas, and i have filled up at some podunk places.
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I try to use only shell 93oct., just cause i've read alot about it beeing good pump gas for high performance engines (whether it's motocycles or vehicles).
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