Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tips: SAVE MORE Petrol!!!

Our government always compared our petrol price with non oil-producing countries such as Singapore and Thailand, however, did you realise that they never really compare our petrol price with oil-producing countries like Malaysia?!


Check this out:

UAE - RM1.19/litre
Eygpt - RM1.03/litre
Bahrain - RM0.87/litre
Qatar - RM0.68/litre
Kuwait - RM0.67/litre
Saudi Arabia - RM0.38/litre
Iran - RM0.35/litre
Brunei - RM1.10/litre
Nigeria - RM0.32/litre
Turkmenistan - RM0.25/litre
Venezuela - RM0.16/litre

MALAYSIA - RM2.70/litre

Raise of petrol price

Anyway, I'm not going to complain much about the petrol because a lot of bloggers had done that already due to the recent increment of petrol price to RM2.70..

Instead, I would like you to read all this from a forwarded mail.. It's useful as it's logically true and scientifically proven..

Only buy or fill up your vehicle petrol in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground.. The colder the ground the more dense the fuel, when it gets warmer petrol expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your litre is not exactly a litre. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the petrol, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.  A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. In slow mode you should be pumping on low speed, thereby minimizing the vapours that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapour return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes  vapour. Those vapours are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.

Save more $$

One of the most important tips is to fill up when your tank is HALF FULL.  The reason for this is, the more fuel you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Petrol evaporates faster than you can imagine. Petroleum storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the petrol and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation.

Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every litre is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder, if there is a fuel truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy, DO NOT fill up--most likely the petrol/diesel is being stirred up as the fuel is being delivered,  and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.

Hope this will help you get the most value for your money.


2 comments: said...

some people advice do no use petronas, cos they are the main player for petrol, once no business, they will decrease price...but not sure real or not

Harry said...

hm.. good advice.. but i dont think it will affect much..

Petronas is everywhere..

Malaysians themselves are not enough to control the economy though..

As when increased, it's not only Petronas which increased.. The others also increased together..


Just my opinion though..