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Joined:Jun 2014
Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:57:47 AM

I would like the ability to find (sort) stations that provide Top Tier detergent gasolines. Would be great to be able to locate them on a map when I am travelling.


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Champion Author Chicago

Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 1:38:21 PM

"In the Houston area, it's Chevron, Conoco, Exxon, Mobil, Phillips 66, Shell, and Texaco."

As is the gasoline sold at Costco.

TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline Retailers

[Edited by: maxstar at 6/21/2014 1:40:24 PM EST]
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Champion Author Houston

Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 4:45:09 PM

In the Houston area, it's Chevron, Conoco, Exxon, Mobil, Phillips 66, Shell, and Texaco. In the area around JSC and Clear Lake, the only NON-Top Tier station with much market presence is Valero.

[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 6/19/2014 4:46:47 PM EST]
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Champion Author Sacramento

Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 1:32:26 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject.
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Champion Author Virginia

Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 6:48:42 AM

Here are some suggestions. They work very well for not only us, but family, friends and colleagues.

First, you need to know who the Top Tier Fuel Sellers are. Start by visiting Top Tier Gas Official Web Site

If you cannot remember the Top Tier Retailers, then print them out, make a list, put it notes on your computer or phone -- whatever works for you.

FYI: The Top Tier Web site now lists Costco Wholesale as a Top Tier fuel. I am not going to argue their standards, but every time we use Costco fuel, or mileage drops substantially. Costco only recently started their Additive Program, so we started testing their fuel on an extended basis after our local Costco Fuel Stations had it in place. We have always primarily used Shell, as it about the only Top Tier in a wide area where we live and frequently travel. There are many Shell stations in our expanded area that are very competitive and have fuel pricing promos on certain days.

When we thoroughly tested Costco -- using it for a minimum of 10 tankfuls -- we got the same results we had been getting for years. It was the reason we stopped using it, plus many stations in the area are within a few cents on pricing. The area Shell stations were the same or less on Promo days when combined with the FREE 3¢ a gallon discount one gets from using the Fuel Rewards Network card -- you do NOT have to have any points accumulated to get the 3¢ discount. When we used Costco, our mileage DROPPED SUBSTANTIALLY. When we did the Long Term Calculations, the small difference in cost savings was more than NEGATIVELY offset by the resulting loss in fuel mileage. As soon as we put Shell back in the tank, the fuel mileage went right back up, along with the Long-Term Cost Savings. If Costco fuel works for you, then more power to you.

We do not know what you do when you go on a trip. For ourselves and everyone we know, when we go on a long trip, we plan most -- if not all -- of it. We know where we want to stay and make reservations. We know about how far we want to drive before we stop for rest, fuel, food, etc. We use GB to find the best deals on Top Tier fuel at places along the route.

You can do the same thing by using the Internet from your hotel, a Wi-Fi Hot Spot or your SmartPhone. All you do is search GB by stations in an area.

We have found that by sometimes driving only 2 miles -- or less -- from the Interstate, one can find substantial price deals on Top Tier fuel. We have also stumbled across some fantastic local diners, flea markets and B&B's. You never know what adventure awaits you and it is WELL WORTH making a measly 4 mile -- or less -- detour off the Interstate.

Once we find deals we note them and enter them into the GPS. Then we are ready for the next trip.
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Rookie Author Oklahoma City

Joined:May 2014
Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:16:08 AM

Coming from another new guy, I would love it too, but it won't be implemented. There are countless other great improvements that won't either. The moderators of this site are quite overwhelmed or lazy. I vote lazy. I haven't seen one in the two months I've been a member.

As far as the link you tried to post, you will be unable to do so for a while. When you reach 10,000 points you will be able to. It is a security feature to prevent spammers and other junk.

The best way as of now is to search by individual retailers (Shell, BP, Chevron, etc.) one by one for each area you plan to stop at for gas.

[Edited by: tony1679 at 6/15/2014 6:20:46 AM EST]
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Rookie Author Houston

Joined:Jun 2014
Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:58:20 AM

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