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CORNHICK

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 11:56:04 PM

Moral of the story is it seems like I always get bad gasoline from them and the engine runs really rough after I have filled up there the past few times. Thinking about going somewhere else anyone have a company they would recommend?
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CORNHICK
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 11:34:41 PM

Michael2964 I posted a issue with u to gas buddy your a rude prick
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 7:44:16 PM

"It is appropriate for this thread to remain on the Boycott/Gasout Talk forum because Cenex is not just an Omaha brand. The Cenex brand is found throughout the central U.S. and Pacific Northwest regions."

Teslukbla,

I strongly disagree, for the reasons Gas_Buddy outlined, and because Cornhick really didn't call for a boycott of Cenex (whoever they are). Cornhick appears to have just posted in the Boycott forum to draw wider attention to his particular issues with a local station, then threw in the "im really going to boycott this place" post as an afterthought. And I never said it was just an Omaha brand. I said it was regional and I stand by that statement. Your own post of Nov 2, 2013 2:41:53 PM and Maxstar's post of Sep 23, 2013 2:50:01 PM pretty much confirms it is not a company-wide issue.

If Cornhick wants informed answers to his questions, he might, as Gas_Buddy, HeavyDuty_cache, and I have suggested, want to direct it to a more local audience where Cornhick will most likely find users who have had personal experiences with the station where Cornhick has made his purchases. Any response from persons who have not purchased from Cenex (which is most of the country) or the station in question (which is just about everyone) would just be guessing. And that brings up another issue which Cornhick has not addressed. Has Cornhick even tried a different Cenex station? It doesn't sound like he has. Or has every Cenex station charged Cornhick double for a case of beer? Either way, this is in no way a multi-national (US and Canada) issue. It is most likely a local issue, or at best a regional (but still localized) issue. If Cornhick is having so many issues with this station or brand, then he should just move on to another. All this conjecture is just a waste of time.

Now, Cornhick can either ask the mods to move this discussion to a more local forum or I will ask that it be moved or locked for being off-topic.


[Edited by: Michael29644 at 11/2/2013 7:45:02 PM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 4:55:25 PM

Teslukbla:

You're correct that Cenex is not just an Omaha brand but if CORNHICK, who started this topic, is having a problem with a brand of fuel, chances are it's a local issue, not a national or international problem.

If he's had problems with fuel, and he wrote that he had problems "after I have filled up there the past few times", not knowing how frequently he's filled up "there", it would seem that the stations (if they had "bad gas"), had multiple deliveries of "bad fuel" and that others, who fill up at the same stations CORNHICK is filling up at, would also have "problems" with their cars. Wouldn't it be better to ask people who are using the same gas station that he (CORNHICK) is having problems at if they are having the same problems? After all, people in out of area locations wouldn't be getting fuel from his local refinery or distributor. Unless, of course, you're suggesting that it's a national problem with their fuel, and if it was, don't you think that it would have been in the news, and not just in an isolated discussion chat?

Chances are if CORNHICK is having problems with a fuel at a local gas station, or even at multiple gas stations of the same brand, that it would be a local issue, and the best people to ask about local gas stations would seem to be those that frequent the local discussions.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 4:39:44 PM

First, and I know you're saying that "the moral of the story is it seems like I always get bad gasoline...", what's the story?

You said your engine runs rough after filling up there "the past few times". You haven't said how you know it's Cenex gas that caused your problem, you haven't said if you started your "testing" of Cenex fuel from an empty fuel tank and that you haven't used other fuels between "the past few times", nor have you said if there could be any other problems.

As for "Thinking about going somewhere...", if you've already decided that their gas is causing problems with your car, why are you still "thinking"? If you've already decided the problem is "them", then you've already answered your question about "going somewhere else."

As for "anyone have a company they would recommend", I'm not trying to be sarcastic but are you really asking people across the United States and Canada which gas they recommend you use? They know nothing about your vehicle, nothing about your driving, nothing about what octane your vehicle requires, noting about if you're looking to buy the cheapest gas or top tier gas, nor do they know anything about what gas stations are in your specific area. How do you expect them to make an intelligent recommendation? And, don't you think that after all this time that you would be pretty familiar with local brands such as BP, Phillips 66, Sinclair, and Shell, let alone with smaller chains?

I'd tell you to buy Husky or Gate branded gas but I'm not sure how that will really help you.
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 1:41:53 PM

I have purchased Cenex gasoline at various stations in Missouri, Minnesota, and Wisconsin during the last couple of decades, and I have not experienced any problems.
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 1:39:45 PM

"Why don't you ask the mods to move this thread to the Omaha local discussion board where it really belongs? This is a regional, not a national brand."

It is appropriate for this thread to remain on the Boycott/Gasout Talk forum because Cenex is not just an Omaha brand. The Cenex brand is found throughout the central U.S. and Pacific Northwest regions.
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 4:46:17 AM

Why don't you ask the mods to move this thread to the Omaha local discussion board where it really belongs? This is a regional, not a national brand.
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CORNHICK
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 1:12:19 AM

got double charged for a case of beer at cenex now im really going to boycott this place :( and they are beating me around the bush been in there 3 different times and they keep telling me to come back
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CORNHICK
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 11:27:01 PM

why try cenex?
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catfish99
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 5:52:07 PM

I'd suggest trying Cenex.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 1:59:34 PM

no
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CORNHICK
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 12:59:10 PM

yeah I will probaly just buy the cheapest grade possible and just call it good since they all have ethanol now
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 8:36:03 AM

I used to stop at the Bennington station once every few months after I had my oil changed. I have not been there in about 4 months.

I believe the new Nebraska law requires all grades to be E-10. You could try Council Bluffs to see if they have any stations still selling non ethanol gas but I read where western Iowa was also switching to all E-10.

You may want to ask the mods to move this to the Omaha or Nebraska boards.
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CORNHICK
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 12:14:10 AM

yes the bennington gas station and how long ago did you buy your diesel there? I have had problems in my old car with their 87 octane e0 about 1 year ago!
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CORNHICK
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 12:13:05 AM

not sure but do you know anywhere I could still get e0?
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 8:29:40 AM

It could also be that your car does not run good on E-10 and with the new Nebraska law requiring ethanol in all grades of fuel you can't get the Regular E-0 any more.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2013 8:38:56 AM

Are you getting your gas at the Bennington station? I had an issue with my Diesel there.

I am not boycotting any gas companies, I just won't buy fuel at the Bennington station.
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CORNHICK
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 6:32:52 PM

lol
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2013 5:14:47 PM

"gas boycotts do work if everyone gets on board"

Boycotts of fungible commodities do not work. Period. End of story. People need transportation in order to work, shop, etc. And for the most part, they will need hydrocarbon based fuels (mostly gasoline and diesel) for that transportation. So unless you are proposing changing usage (not buying) habits, your "idea" is doomed to failure.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2013 4:13:35 AM

no
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CORNHICK
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2013 10:59:16 PM

gas boycotts do work if everyone gets on board
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CORNHICK
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2013 10:58:42 PM

nope my car is fine I have had this problem as well as other people in the neighbor hood my brothers friends dads trash truck also had problems with their fuel.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2013 1:50:01 PM

Gas boycotts do not work so no I am not boycotting Cenex. Besides I have never had any issues with their fuel.
Do you know anyone else that has had similar problems? If not are you sure that it is not your car?
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