So this arab guy tells me.

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I pull into a gas station " LUKE OIL" to be exact... and he says, " So solly ser . WE ARE CLOSED!"

I said how come brown dude?

He says... we lost 50,000.00 in the last two months.

I say geh?

He says , YES, TES... we were making oly two cents a gollon and the prices went up so we are bailing sir.



OK< Is he full of shit or not?

Who the hells getting rich on this gas bullshit if Hodgie cant feed his camel?
 

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Around here, some stations (with repair shops) just stopped selling gas for a while. Some small-scale places simply couldn't afford what it cost to pay upfront for a whole tanker load of gasoline due to the inflated prices. One station I go to regularly quit selling everything except regular (87 octane) when prices were really out of control.

Relatively speaking, there's not much money in the gasoline business at the retail level unless it's a corporate-owned station. The oil company will always be able to sell gas cheaper at a location they own than one that someone else owns. You can see two (insert brand name here) stations in the same town with different prices. Chances are, the lower-priced one is corporate-owned.

I worked at a gas station and repair shop for 5 years when I was 16-21. As soon as the owners could, they got out of the gasoline business and just ran a repair shop. Alot of repair shops don't want anything to do with the gasoline business so they lease out that part to Arabs. Convenience stores sell gasoline now because it brings in customers. The big oil companies are all opening convenience stores at their gas stations because they can make more money selling things in the store than the gasoline itself.

The only way you could really make money is to be the only station around in a small town, or a certain area. Then, you can charge a little more per gallon because there's nowhere else for anyone to go. If they need gas, you're it. In many places, there are up to 4 gas stations at the same intersection. They're constantly trying to cut each other's throats because people really do look at the price on the big sign out by the road.

In this area, 95% of the LukOil stations were Mobil stations. Conoco-Phillips left the Northeastern US market and sold all their Mobil locations off. The ones in PA/NJ became LukOil, in Maryland they became Sunoco staions. LukOil bought out Getty and rebranded most Getty stations as LukOil except for some in certain areas they kept the Getty name for marketing reasons.

So, chances are the Arab guy you talked to is telling the truth. They probably couldn't compete with the other competition in the area. Another possibility is that LukOil wouldn't help them out with price relief because they wanted to get them out and have someone else take over.

Alot of them are becoming "independent" once their contracts with the big oil companies are up. They become basically a generic gas station with some name you never heard of. That way they can buy unbranded fuel from whoever is selling it the cheapest.
 

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I believe it's spelled Haji.
Excuse me Tax... but Im not getting drunken rides home in NYC cabs as much as you to know that!:haha7:




So the arabs are only getting paid for the crude in other countrys the dudes in the stations are po.

ok.. never knew that.:( no wonder they dress so poorly... my guy hasnt gotten a new turban in years.
 

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They make more $$$$ on you buying a soda then a fill up...........
 

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My brother owns a convenience store in Tennessee. . . He tells me he makes virtually nothing on gas. . . That's why you get buggered on the prices of everything else in the store.
 

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The little guys all get screwed. I have had a lot of dealings with the convenience store industry in the last year and it is true, that these fuckers do not make more than a few cents of gasoline. They make all there money in the store.

They make between 2-5% on gasoline, but 100-300% on the items in the store. Just an example is in my market these guys take my drinks and mark them up a minimum of 100%. Some are paying a $1.50 and charging $4.99 for my energy shots.

So I am not crying for them either
 
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I guess that's why they always try to tell me that they're out of regular gas. I was always told that the gas is all in one big tank under the pumps and doesn't become "premium" or "super" or whatever until they start pumping and the gas is filtered or whatever makes it better. Maybe that's wrong, but I always think they're bullshitting me when they tell me they're out of regular, so I just drive to the next station. I don't need ultra gas in my fancy Saturn, sir.
 

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I guess that's why they always try to tell me that they're out of regular gas. I was always told that the gas is all in one big tank under the pumps and doesn't become "premium" or "super" or whatever until they start pumping and the gas is filtered or whatever makes it better. Maybe that's wrong, but I always think they're bullshitting me when they tell me they're out of regular, so I just drive to the next station. I don't need ultra gas in my fancy Saturn, sir.
If I'm not mistaken, they have two tanks. One is premium, one is regular. The mid-grade(s) is a proportionally mixed combination of the two.
 

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I guess that's why they always try to tell me that they're out of regular gas. I was always told that the gas is all in one big tank under the pumps and doesn't become "premium" or "super" or whatever until they start pumping and the gas is filtered or whatever makes it better. Maybe that's wrong, but I always think they're bullshitting me when they tell me they're out of regular, so I just drive to the next station. I don't need ultra gas in my fancy Saturn, sir.
Whoever told you that doesn't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

There are usually two or three tanks at a station. Usually two of them are regular, since that is what they sell the most of, and the third is premium. The dispensers (the things on the island everyone calls pumps) blend the regular and the premium to make each grade in between.

89 octane is 65% regular, 35% premium.
 

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They make more $$$$ on you buying a soda then a fill up...........
Or rolling papers or the pipes some of these ocknods sell in there slash head shop gas station. Theres a few by me that sell more shit to get high and dont forget about the little porn section... in the so called gas station.
Of course its a no name gas
 

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Whoever told you that doesn't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

There are usually two or three tanks at a station. Usually two of them are regular, since that is what they sell the most of, and the third is premium. The dispensers (the things on the island everyone calls pumps) blend the regular and the premium to make each grade in between.

89 octane is 65% regular, 35% premium.
Check out the big brain on Brett!

Yeah. This country is going to hell in a handbasket. Greedy fuckers. Imagine if the gas companies and insurance companies decided to merge? We'd all die in our houses because we can't afford to drive to the pharmacy to pay for overpriced drugs we need to keep ourselves breathing. Well, I guess we could get the drugs mailed. Mmmm.

Alright. I got nothin'.

Shit.

Stupid Government and there stupid stamps.

And fucking Bush. Where is the oil we're supposed to be taking from Iraq? Isn't that the reason why we went there?

Seriously, Canada is looking pretty good right now. :arrrh:

Sinn,
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Go.
 

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Or rolling papers or the pipes some of these ocknods sell in there slash head shop gas station. Theres a few by me that sell more shit to get high and dont forget about the little porn section... in the so called gas station.
Of course its a no name gas
ocknods? thats a new one to me. I perfer dune coon:icon_mrgr
 

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Or rolling papers or the pipes some of these ocknods sell in there slash head shop gas station. Theres a few by me that sell more shit to get high and dont forget about the little porn section... in the so called gas station.
Of course its a no name gas
Yeah, but isn't all the gas the same shit anyway, Like sugar or flour? It's a commodity.
 

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Yeah, but isn't all the gas the same shit anyway, Like sugar or flour? It's a commodity.
I dont know about that. Back in the day I would put all and any gas in my car until I noticed pings and shit so changed gas and never happened again. I only put Mobil super+ in my camaro SS. I would never put ocknods in that. Thats also why the camaro sits in the garage and I have a beater that drinks any gas thats under 3.20 right now
 

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what the hell is ocknods? fill me in
 

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what the hell is ocknods? fill me in
answer is in post #13:

notmikeh said:
ocknods? thats a new one to me. I perfer dune coon
Home sick today - in a fever induced haze, I thought I'd heard that oil sold for over $100 a barrel today? How soon before we see that at the pumps?
 

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I dont know about that. Back in the day I would put all and any gas in my car until I noticed pings and shit so changed gas and never happened again. I only put Mobil super+ in my camaro SS. I would never put ocknods in that. Thats also why the camaro sits in the garage and I have a beater that drinks any gas thats under 3.20 right now
Nope... gasoline is distributed via a common pool. If you gas up at a Mobil station you're most probably not getting gas which was made by Mobil. Same goes for Texaco, Hess, etc...

In short... gas is gas.

The difference is the "additives" which some companies add to the fuel at the point of sale... like detergents and shit which will supposedly "clean your engine"... which is bullshit. I'll bet you the dibble dobbles running the gas stations don't even bother adding the shit to their tanks. They probably pour it in the frozen Squishy machine.

Another difference in gasoline might be caused by unintentional additives... like water, if you happen to gas up at a station with leaky storage tanks. Water in your fuel could fuck up your engine and cause your car to knock and/or stall.

As far as Regular vs. Premium gas... that's bullshit too:

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanId=sa003&articleId=373086C9-E7F2-99DF-385F3705197C1D4F

Scientific American

Fact or Fiction?: Premium Gasoline Delivers Premium Benefits to Your Car
Exploding the myth that premium gasoline delivers better performance in the average automobile.
It used to make a slight difference in older(carburetor) cars, but if you're putting premium gas into one of the vast majority of new(fuel-injection) car models thinking it's "improving the car's performance"... you're most probably just pissing your money away.

If your car runs fine on regular, then don't waste your money on premium.

Even if your owner's manual tells you that your car requires premium gas... bullshit. The auto manufacturer's are all in cahoots with the Amerikkkan military/industrial petrochemical complex, and they're all about brainwashing the sheeple, and picking their pockets in order to fund their 'blood for oil' war, ...

wait for it...

maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! :icon_wink
 

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Nope... gasoline is distributed via a common pool. If you gas up at a Mobil station you're most probably not getting gas which was made by Mobil. Same goes for Texaco, Hess, etc...

In short... gas is gas.

The difference is the "additives" which some companies add to the fuel at the point of sale... like detergents and shit which supposedly "clean your engine"... which is bullshit. I'll bet you the dibble dobbles running the gas stations don't even bother adding the shit to their tanks. They probably pour it in the frozen Squishy machine.

Another difference in gasoline might be caused by unintentional additives... like water, if you happen to gas up at a station with leaky storage tanks. Water in your fuel could fuck up your engine and cause your car to knock and/or stall.

As far as Regular vs. Premium gas... that's bullshit too:

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanId=sa003&articleId=373086C9-E7F2-99DF-385F3705197C1D4F



It used to make a slight difference in older(carburetor) cars, but if you're putting premium gas into one of the vast majority of new(fuel-injection) car models thinking it's "improving the car's performance"... you're most probably just pissing your money away.

If your car runs fine on regular, then don't waste your money on premium.

Even if your owner's manual tells you that your car requires premium gas... bullshit. The auto manufacturer's are all in cahoots with the Amerikkkan military/industrial petrochemical complex, and they're all about brainwashing the sheeple, and picking their pockets in order to fund their 'blood for oil' war, ...

wait for it...

maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! :icon_wink
My chick's land rover supposedly requires "premium only". That fucking hunk of shit has been run on regular for 3 years now. The piece of shit has every electrical malfunction you can think of, and covers the driveway with oil like a commercial paver, but goddammit the motherfucker has never sputtered on regular gas.
 

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In short... gas is gas.

The difference is the "additives" which some companies add to the fuel at the point of sale... like detergents and shit which will supposedly "clean your engine"... which is bullshit. I'll bet you the dibble dobbles running the gas stations don't even bother adding the shit to their tanks. They probably pour it in the frozen Squishy machine.

Another difference in gasoline might be caused by unintentional additives... like water, if you happen to gas up at a station with leaky storage tanks. Water in your fuel could fuck up your engine and cause your car to knock and/or stall.

As far as Regular vs. Premium gas... that's bullshit too:
Yeah if the additives are added fine who know if there even added them??

As for the water in the tanks thats must be going on cause all those no name stations around here you get that knocking going on That happen a long time ago I havent put that in any high performance cars Iv had.

As for the regular vs. premium gas your probably right I hear that from everyone Im anal though from day 1 right off the lot I only used super+
one of these day I'll put regular in it...(ocd)
 

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Yeah if the additives are added fine who know if there even added them??

As for the water in the tanks thats must be going on cause all those no name stations around here you get that knocking going on That happen a long time ago I havent put that in any high performance cars Iv had.

As for the regular vs. premium gas your probably right I hear that from everyone Im anal though from day 1 right off the lot I only used super+
one of these day I'll put regular in it...(ocd)
Oh... another thing.

Do NOT buy coffee at any gas station on eastern Long Island... unless you enjoy the yummy tang of benzene and MTBE.

Eastern LI gets its water from local wells. The water they make the coffee from at any given gas station probably comes from a well pumping water up from below the stations... where the gas storage tanks are located.

Hmmmmm... I wonder why LI has more breast cancer than anywhere else on the planet.
 

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No, no coffee from gas stations nor 7-11's
give me my d&d.
Yeah good ol' LI and im right around the town with the HIGHEST on LI