Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Unleaded Gasolines

Commercial and Farm

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Q: Can I receive gasoline deliveries at my home, farm, or business for my own use?
A: Yes you can, as long as it is in an approved tank. Your price per gallon is a bit higher for delivered gasoline than at the gas pump. Our delivery customers, mostly farms and businesses, find this small fee well worth the convenience.

Q: Does gasoline go bad?
A: It is true that gasoline doesn't last forever. At a convenience store or gas station, gasoline is used quickly as people fill up their cars and more gasoline is brought in to fill the tank back up. If you receive a delivery of gasoline at your farm or business, it would take longer to use. This could cause problems such as condensation, leading to or water in the gasoline. Also, as gasoline sits unused, its chemical make up changes, removing the most volatile part of the gas. Your vehicle would still start, but it likely would not run as well until new gasoline was delivered to your tank.

Q: How long does gasoline last?
A: That depends on a number of factors, storage and tempature are two examples. It is a good rule of thumb not to leave gasoline in a storage container for more than a few months.

Q: Where does gasoline come from?
A: Gasoline is made from crude oil. Crude oil is made up from a mixture of hydrocarbons. Refineries break down these hydrocarbons into different products which include gasoline.

Q: How does gasoline get from the refinery to my local convenience store?
A: Once crude oil is refined into gasoline, it is shipped by pipeline to storage terminals near consuming areas. From these storage terminals gasoline is then transported to gas stations for resale.

Have we answered all your questions about unleaded gasolines? If so, we hope you'll become a Rinker Oil Corp. customer. If not, please contact us or call us (585-968-3330) with any other questions you have.

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