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breadfWA
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:08:49 PM

I mean i always find them to be 20-30 cents cheaper than Shell and Chevron. How is the gas there?

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giwan
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Message Posted: May 27, 2013 3:12:35 PM

I believe it is good. It's always cheaper as they buy in a large bulk. Always huge line it seems.
stinkpickle
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Message Posted: May 27, 2013 1:59:34 PM

It tastes the same. WUT???
petromonitor
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Message Posted: May 27, 2013 1:31:07 PM

No complaints so far
mybigtruck
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Message Posted: May 27, 2013 1:10:11 PM

The Costco in our area gets their gas from the local Valero refinery. Since the turnover is so high, it's fresh fuel. I've heard but can't confirm, it's raw fuel that meets minimum standards only...ie, no additives above or beyond what's required.

I use it on occasion if I'm at a Costco and there are no lines a mile long. I end up waiting for half an hour or burning up the few cents I save while idling. My engine does not start as easily every time I use Costco fuel. It's pretty consistent.
Vincent_Leung
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:15:56 PM

not really
medic6133
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 6:35:18 PM

I use them all the time, no issues.
PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 4:00:55 PM

I wish those ladies inside the store giving out samples would also stand near the pumps and hand them out to us while we are pumping gas. That would be neat.
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 12:49:46 PM

The fuel should be fine, since it is the same product sold at many other stations. There is no proprietary refining and distribution by each and every oil company, as it is cheaper for them to share resources and minimize transportation and other costs.
fkkf92
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 12:18:53 PM

ok
lissyking
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:54:12 PM

they are the best
lissyking
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:54:00 PM

good
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:08:24 PM

How do the following:

.....herbiepopnecker
....."Wish we had one around here"

and

.....Boyrr
....."don't know"

help answer the original post? Maybe, if you can't answer the question, no resposne is necessary. Or appropriate.
NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:38:56 PM

Never gave me problems..
herbiepopnecker
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:30:41 PM

Wish we had one around here
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:14:05 PM

don't know
DI
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:28:05 PM

ZZZoop hits the nail on the head while bluenvoy shows their ignorance by stating "It comes from the same pipeline and tank that all the others do."

The difference is that all gasoline must meet minimum standards. Some brands use additives beyond the minimum so, while gasoline in the pipeline is used by all brands, it's the additives that are added at the time the tanker is loaded.

Those brands that go beyond the minimum tend to advertise that fact. I don't believe Costco does so I'd expect that they just meet the minimum standards.

BTW, here's an article Fast Company looks at how the big-box retailer can sell gas so cheaply that might be of interest.
EdPG
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:29:23 AM

I have run Costco gasoline for the two years in both cars. They both run Fine!
valby
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:54:33 AM

Don't know.
ZZZoop
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:49:33 AM

Same question gets asked about brands such as Sheetz, Wawa, and BJs. How is it possible that these businesses could continue to sell a product that is not "good" without consequence?

Can't speak for other states, but Virginia law specifies requirements for gasoline, including the ASTM 4814 standard. There's also the EPA requirements at the federal level.
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:43:40 AM

It comes from the same pipeline and tank that all the others do.
_Sparty_
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:38:25 AM

Works well for me
alphanyr
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:02:31 AM

sure
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Its as good as any other so called brand name on the market. Its probably the same gas as Shell.
sheba24
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:28:13 AM

It's the same. Gas is gas.
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:25:44 AM

I use it all the time and have not had problems with it
twt
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:18:27 AM

Never tried Costco.
MIT05
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:08:45 AM

It's all the same.
jack4141
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:46:07 AM

I'm guessing here that ppl are right
olympusman2004
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:07:17 AM

YES
jes
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:57:06 AM

If you're not having issues with it, why worry about it. For the most part, gas is gas.
maxstar
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:39:30 PM

I have used plenty of gasoline from Costco and have never had any issues with it.
anapeg
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:15:28 PM

Watch for the trucks who deliver the product and see where they load. Likely at Shell or Chevron. Read up on minimum standards and make up your own mind.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:25:10 PM

Do you really think that it's not good?

I mean it's required to meet minimum U.S. federal requirements as well as local requirements. And there are numerous Costco Wholesale members who line up to buy fuel from Costco gas stations daily.

Don't you think that Costco Wholesale gas stations would either be closed or with no customers if the gas was no good?

Sorry, but I really can't believe that you started a discussion topic to ask that question.
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