Originally Posted by KenTheKanuck
When traveling in the States I try to avoid Arco and like to use Chevron. This is because in the past I have gotten bad tanks of gas or diesel from Arco or some of the smaller stations.
Have I just been unlucky or have others found that the fuel is better from some outlets than others?
I work in the oil and gas industry here in Canada and know for a fact that the same gas goes to many different name brand stations. Here on the west coast Chevron is the only refinery left as they do not have a refinery in the tar sands. All the rest of the companies do and finished product is shipped to the coast with the crude. So not much difference here.
Unusual to here someone in the "industry" call the oil sands..the "tar sands". Even a numpty like me knows you can't get oil from tar and it doesnt look like tar....I get my back up a bit because thats largely what eviromentalists like to call this resource......likely because it paints a picture of some gooey black tar mass thats pulled out of the ground and left out to spoil the enviroment.