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foreyearrunner

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 9:06:41 PM

Over the course of this past summer, something good, yet very unexpected happened.
I started using just BP gas when doing a temporary job (it happened to be on the way), and involved a lot of highway miles. My car usually got 33 mpg +/- .2 or so. Over the next 3 fillups, it started rising. Eventually peaking at 36.29 mpg. Since then, I have 2 jobs, and even with more in town driving because of this, I'm now getting about 35.2 mpg +/- .3 Only difference, I started using BP gas, and nothing else since.

Ideas anyone?
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2014 9:48:03 AM

I would not know, since I filled up with BP one time since 2008.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 4:24:24 PM

Not for me.
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espo85
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 10:35:11 AM

Probably not.
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 9:29:13 AM

No.
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lilwoof63
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 2:54:53 PM

Nope. Will continue to boycott BP as long as they are in business. I will never forget.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 12:43:53 PM

no
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 8:44:00 AM

Not available in North Texas
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 12:10:01 AM

u have to be kidding!!!!!!!
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 12:07:51 AM

no way! gas is gas
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 3:54:27 PM

Not for me
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JKazakus
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 8:10:24 AM

My wife claims that she does better with BP than with Speedway and Marathon. I've never checked.
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 6:44:13 AM

No . . .
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 5:24:53 AM

BP is the same gas as all other gas, in fact we just had a BP station change its markings to a Marathon Station. Same gas, just a different so called name.
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BobP1950
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 9:23:14 PM

i think the fact that it was warmer temps had more to do with that. i always see changes in my mileage based more on a winter / summer scenario
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 5:41:01 AM

not that i have found
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dv8jane
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 4:49:18 PM

I don't think using any particular gas will make a difference in gas mileage.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 6:18:35 AM

I have not used BP gas..
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 12:33:48 AM

I use BP diesel and have noticed a increase in mileage. This is only a result from there additive package that they put in at the fuel terminal. All Gasoline and Diesel comes from the same pipes. The branding is the additive package.This package can effect mileage a little.
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 6:56:22 PM

Will you explain your methodology?
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 5:24:32 PM

I don't believe so , but I also do not buy gas from BP.
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 10:38:38 AM

no
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 4:08:16 AM

no difference

but their prices are competitive

and they have a rewards program for free
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silvereb
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2014 12:08:23 AM

No
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:32:13 AM

I wonder if "foreyearrunner" is a BP employee or paid by BP to open this topic.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2014 10:27:57 AM

NO. I've seen no difference in any brand of gasoline. That BP gasoline may have come from a Shell, Marathon, Exxon/Mobil, Citgo, etc. refinery. It becomes a specific brand when that company's additive package is added to the tanker truck compartment.
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2014 9:35:01 AM

No.
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2014 4:29:40 AM

Fuel economy does rise in the summer.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2014 9:55:00 AM

Its all the same gas.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 6:17:20 AM

not that I have seen
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2014 5:38:59 AM

No
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 10:27:12 AM

It was never any better than any other top tier gas for me and now they have all gone away here.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 6:30:40 AM

Don't use it
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 3:13:13 PM

1 word "Additives"
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 10:12:35 AM

No.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 9:57:33 AM

The so called brand names on gasoline mean absolutely nothing and does not raise your gas mileage. It all comes from the same pipeline and terminal nearest to your location, and it is transported on the same semi most of the time to a station near you.
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 8:31:16 AM

nope.
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PassmyGas
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 7:12:04 PM

no
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 11:05:39 AM

Gas is gas.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 10:39:47 AM

What you have found is that your local BP distributor sells better gas than whatever you were using. This is not a property of BP gasoline but of the distributor from whom you purchase.

Around here Kangaroo, Kroger, Murphy/Walmart, and Exxon sell poorer gasoline than Sam's Club, Shell, Chevron/Texaco.

You can't draw generalities about brands. You have to try and measure for yourself.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 3:08:37 AM

Charge the difference all up to wind direction during your driving routes. Also vehicle speed and what you follow for any length of time and how often you drive in reverse each time daily.
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PAA64
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 12:31:16 AM

no
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karl13
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 4:30:21 PM

Don't think that the brand of gas has anything to do with your mpg. Think it is more on the way you are driving.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 2:03:37 PM

You say nothing about how you calculated your results. The built-in computer is a notorious liar. The only accurate measure is with calculator and even that is subject to variations in how full you fill the tank.

There is no brand of gasoline delivering better MPG than any other brand. However there are choices the station operator can make as to exactly what they buy and sell to you that do make a difference. So if you have found a station selling the good stuff, then by all means continue to give them your business. But don't expect similar results from BP stations elsewhere.

In the past Exxon has sold the worst gas near me. Equally as bad as Murphy, Kangaroo and Kroger. But Sam's Club sells good stuff so I buy gas there. And diesel at my Kroger is good.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 7:41:16 AM

I don't believe I've ever bought BP fuel.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 6:23:44 AM

nope
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 1:20:29 AM

No
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don69
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 12:57:56 AM

My old chevy lumina got better gas mileage from BP.
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 11:08:17 PM

it all comes from the same terminal
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GAJDHI
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 3:59:41 PM

no
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GKW
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 11:17:26 AM

Imprinted on my gas cap "Ford Recommends BP" but I buy gas from other major companies. I notice no increase or descrease in MPG from the brand of gas. The big dent is made by poorly synched traffic lights!
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