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    Default Why is premium gas more expensive @ Esso?

    Gas went down to $1.08 here in town, premium at a Centex is $1.16 I believe but at Esso next door (where I usually gas up for Aeroplan points) it's $1.21ish I think I paid today, so about 5 cents more. Whyyyyyyyyy?

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    Because Esso 91 has Tiger Blood in it.

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    Ahhh it all makes sense now.

    Mods please close thread.

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    Centex always has cheaper gas then the usual brands, shell esso petro can, especially on Wednesdays and Saturdays they have some sort of deal that makes it cheaper.

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    Agreed centex always seems cheaper. On a related note does esso blend their premium? I hate running that garbage gas in my car and last time I stopped at an esso the Attendant somehow didn't know wether their premium was blended or not(small town in BC).
    Last edited by J-hop; 08-10-2011 at 05:03 PM.

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    Originally posted by heavyD
    Because Esso 91 has Tiger Blood in it.
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    Originally posted by heavyD
    Because Esso 91 has Tiger Blood in it.
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    Originally posted by J-hop
    Agreed centex always seems cheaper. On a related note does esso blend their premium? I hate running that garbage gas in my car and last time I stopped at an esso the Attendant somehow didn't know wether their premium was blended or not(small town in BC).
    I don't understand why you expected an Attendant to know this.

    I worked at Esso back in the day and I still don't know this answer.

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    Originally posted by Robnaldo


    I don't understand why you expected an Attendant to know this.

    I worked at Esso back in the day and I still don't know this answer.
    seriously...... you don't think an attendant should know something like that? its called working retail, you know what you sell... when I worked retail at canadian tire I had several hundred product codes memorized by the end of it. A gas station attendant basically has 5 products they sell, regular, mid grade, premium, diesel and propane. Not a giant feat to know something as simple as if the gasolines are blended or if the diesel contains bio.... That is data EVERY attendant will have access to because every customer has the right to know (i believe some vehicle manufacturers even specifically say NOT to run blended fuel in their cars), it is crap gas, not everyone wants to run it in their cars.

    in fact at most gas stations it is written right on the pump, this one just happened to have no information on the pumps so I couldn't figure it out myself and I know the regular esso is blended for sure so I didn't want to risk it.

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    I noticed today at Esso there was a sticker saying that the gas could contain up to 10% Ethanol

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    Originally posted by J-hop


    seriously...... you don't think an attendant should know something like that? its called working retail, you know what you sell...
    No. It's called 'get minimum, give minimum'

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    Originally posted by Isaiah

    No. It's called 'get minimum, give minimum'
    haha, yea I agree but still that is like someone working at an ice cream shop and not knowing that the ice cream contains milk products....
    Last edited by J-hop; 08-10-2011 at 10:52 PM.

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    Originally posted by 2Legit2Quit
    I noticed today at Esso there was a sticker saying that the gas could contain up to 10% Ethanol
    u sure this is esso? not a husky or petro?

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    Originally posted by Isaiah

    No. It's called 'get minimum, give minimum'

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    Tiger blood? Pft Tigers are slow and bulky.

    What you really need is Shell 91, it has cheetah blood in it.

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    Originally posted by BensonTT


    u sure this is esso? not a husky or petro?
    Yep @ my usual Esso, I'll snag a pic next time

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    All gasoline in Alberta has at least 5% ethanol.

    http://www.energy.alberta.ca/BioEnergy/1516.asp

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    Originally posted by BananaFob
    All gasoline in Alberta has at least 5% ethanol.

    http://www.energy.alberta.ca/BioEnergy/1516.asp

    That page mentions an average of 5%, I think oil companies can still sell unblended premium so long as they average 5% (e.g., selling regular grade gas with up to 10% ethanol blended into it to make up for the lack of ethanol in the premium grade gas).

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    Where be the best place to buy gas then? for unblended then that is

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    Husky 94 is great, but you won't get any extra mileage out of using it. The people that complain they don't like it, are the ones driving cars which don't benefit from the higher octane rating.

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