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    Default Shell Vs. Petro Canada

    Sorry to start another gas related thread.

    I have been using Petro Canada Premium since I have started driving. What has been enticing me was the 3.5c back that I get with my Petro Points card. However, after reading quite a bit of stuff on here, I notice that Petro Premium isn't very good - per Rage2 and others tests.

    I have considered using Shell gas since I have heard some virtues of fuel milage that people have been getting. However, my question is - is there a 3.5c discount offering like Petro Canada, or is the pump price cheaper than Petro?

    Air Miles vs Petro Points, I am sure air miles would probably work out better just since they are more versitile. Given my gas consumption though - both are pretty useless. Spending 2k in gas over a year will give me almost enough petro points to get a Thermos Mug or 100 Airmiles or about 2-3 Carwashes . Advantage with airmiles however is that I can earn them at allot of other places well.

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    Esso Speedpass gives you 5 c off per litre and you can get either esso points or Aeroplan points

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    petro requires you to have a petro points card to get the discount. Shell gives the discount to everyone.

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    benyl, are you saying that Shell sells gas at an average of 3.5c cheaper than Petro always? If that is the case I am definitely switching over to Shell, and I'm sure Neil4Speed will be as well!
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    My car backed the ignition timing down using Petro 91 octane. I don't like how they market the 3.5c discount as some Petro Canada perk when all the other gas stations either give it out for free out just remove it from the pump price without mentioning anything.

    I only like there automated tire pressure stations.

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    Originally posted by 89coupe
    You might want to read this

    http://www.performance-shop.com/yabb...8990#msg428990
    Thanks for the link, but I am still a bit confused. Everyone just seemed to bash gas in general in there. How much of the info is true? Can anyone confirm?

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    Originally posted by arian_ma

    Thanks for the link, but I am still a bit confused. Everyone just seemed to bash gas in general in there. How much of the info is true? Can anyone confirm?
    Did you read Toma's post?

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    Go to co-op, it's the same gas as Esso.
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    Originally posted by arian_ma

    Thanks for the link, but I am still a bit confused. Everyone just seemed to bash gas in general in there. How much of the info is true? Can anyone confirm?
    I agree - maybe I am missing something but it came to the conclusion that gas in Calgary comes from either the Shell or Imperial plant with differences in addatives. Therefore in Rage2's octane tests (I can't find the fucking thread!) he found that that Petro 91 was actually lower than that.

    Anyways, Esso has 5c off with Speedpass, Petro has 3.5c off with Petrocard, what is Shells offer if any?

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    I'd say go with Shell.. they have the tripple Airmile thing going on for Premium gas anyways. I've been using Shell Premium for the last few months, and can acknowledge better mileage on the same tank of gas, vs Safeway & Co-op.
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    I don't know if anybody else new this, but I found that at Shell on McKnight and Centre St N corner offers more discount off of gas prices than any other Shell I've been to. I think it was 5c and it's available to everybody.

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    LOL, the only cars that should be concerned about octaine levels are cars that have a custom tune that was done on a specific octane.

    For anyone else running a factory car or a few bolt ons, it wont matter at all.

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    Originally posted by Quiet10
    I don't know if anybody else new this, but I found that at Shell on McKnight and Centre St N corner offers more discount off of gas prices than any other Shell I've been to. I think it was 5c and it's available to everybody.
    it is the same thing for that esso on that corner as well, but it is only pay at the pump

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    Originally posted by 89coupe
    LOL, the only cars that should be concerned about octaine levels are cars that have a custom tune that was done on a specific octane.

    For anyone else running a factory car or a few bolt ons, it wont matter at all.
    Oh boy...

    There is another octane thread active at the moment as well and the above simply isn't true... There are piles and piles of car that need premium stock to run properly.
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    Originally posted by teg_boya


    it is the same thing for that esso on that corner as well, but it is only pay at the pump
    The sign changed at Esso to state a 2c discount only. Whether or not 5c is reflected at the pump, I have no idea. I fill at the Shell across the street and I noticed this just last week. Shell offers 5.5c discount.

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    Originally posted by Altezza


    The sign changed at Esso to state a 2c discount only. Whether or not 5c is reflected at the pump, I have no idea. I fill at the Shell across the street and I noticed this just last week. Shell offers 5.5c discount.
    Oh, okay your are most likely right. I have not been in that area for a while but when i used to work around there a half year ago there was a 5c a liter discount making it one of my favorite places to fill.

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    Safeway will give 7 cents off a liter when you spend $35 or more on groceries and use your safeway club card.

    I dont know how good the gas is though, but the SAAB hasnt had any issues with Safeway Premium
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    Originally posted by 89coupe
    LOL, the only cars that should be concerned about octaine levels are cars that have a custom tune that was done on a specific octane.

    For anyone else running a factory car or a few bolt ons, it wont matter at all.
    This is not correct. On a performance car with major aftermarket work the effects of a poor quality premium will be more pronounced however, on a regular car which requires premium fuel the fuel that has the proper octane will provide additional mileage (in my case making it more cost effective to put in Premium vs Regular)

    On a related note, I think I am going to move to shell if they are offering simmilar price discounts + 3X airmiles + Better milage.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Originally posted by 84 318i


    Oh boy...

    There is another octane thread active at the moment as well and the above simply isn't true... There are piles and piles of car that need premium stock to run properly.
    What I meant was, buying premium at one pump vs another pump won't make a difference.

    The only guys that should be concerned are guys with custom tunes that were tuned on a specific octane.

    Your little popfart Honda with a few bolt-ons wont notice a difference.

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