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Posted by Jim & Lil on October 16, 2003, 3:30 am
   Quick question.....would High grade (premium Grade) unleaded gasoline
have a longer shelf life than just Regular unleaded gasoline.... all will be
kept in plastic  5 Gallon 'Jerry Cans".......will one be better than the
other for storage?

...Thanks in advance for replying...Jim

Posted by Steve Spence on October 16, 2003, 9:24 pm
octane equivalence has nothing to do with shelf life. However, more
expensive "premium" fuels may have additional additives the lower priced
ones don't have. The octane "number" is not enough information to go on.

Steve Spence
"Jim & Lil" <jim.morris-at-sk.sympatico.ca> wrote in message

Posted by John on October 17, 2003, 4:28 am
 I have never understood the "shelf life" question.  Gas is distilled from crude
oil that is millions of years old.  So you would think that the stuff would last
a long time.  But what do I know?

John............I love diesel anyway

Posted by William P.N. Smith on October 17, 2003, 11:49 am
Yeah, but the crude hasn't been sitting out in the atmosphere for
millions of years, evaporating lighter fractions and getting all

William Smith    w<underscore>smith@compusmiths.com
ComputerSmiths Consulting, Inc.    www.compusmiths.com

Posted by dbs__usenet on October 17, 2003, 6:10 pm

That's a good point.  Why don't we use hermetically sealed and insulated
tanks for long term storage.  Would that be sufficient?


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