Recent Topics
how good are tecumseh small engines
by ram_man
3 minutes 6 seconds ago
Amsoil coming to a Walmart near you!
by Merkava_4
45 minutes 28 seconds ago
Should I change it?
by Throt
Yesterday at 11:28 PM
Got me a BlueDriver
by 1kickbuttranger
Yesterday at 10:56 PM
Havoline High Mileage 5W-20 $12.49 (5 qts)
by ThirdeYe
Yesterday at 10:54 PM
Fram Ultra Cut Open XG6607 (2,334 miles OCI)
by davison0976
Yesterday at 10:31 PM
Back Taxes On a Property Im Interested In
by JHZR2
Yesterday at 10:24 PM
Toyota 90915-YZZG1 Cut Open
by NeilR
Yesterday at 09:13 PM
what is the oem air filter spec
by edwardh1
Yesterday at 08:20 PM
07 Honda Fit - 2132 miles - Unknown dealer bulk
by SpeedyG75VW
Yesterday at 07:51 PM
2000 golf diesel travel kit - what to get?
by bmwjohn
Yesterday at 07:15 PM
Any RECENT VOAs of M1 5W-50 WITH starting TBN??
by dailydriver
Yesterday at 06:34 PM
Newest Members
RandyRay, MotoMike73, jcansler, sfhgolftdi, Mac76
53397 Registered Users
Who's Online
58 registered (BikeWhisperer, bobbob, asand1, bdcardinal, 3800Series, Brian123, 3 invisible), 827 Guests and 188 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
53397 Members
66 Forums
229019 Topics
3660390 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#3254958 - 01/21/14 11:09 AM How much better is Shell gas than Exxon?
taurus_sable Offline


Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 82
Loc: Northeast
I usually use Shell 93 only. But I can find Exxon 93 for $0.15/gal cheaper than Shell in my area. Is it worth the switch?

Top
#3254961 - 01/21/14 11:10 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: taurus_sable]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 8479
Loc: Barberton,Ohio
what your real question is...

how much better are shell gas additives than exxon gas additives.
_________________________
2015 Forester I-Premium 6MT

Top
#3254970 - 01/21/14 11:16 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: taurus_sable]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 12612
Loc: Chicago, IL
Prediction: this thread will get filled with fanboys of each brand of gas, with no objective data to back up their claims.

That being said, I have used pretty much every brand of premium (91-93) gas under the sun in many different vehicles and not once did I say, "this gas sucks, I'm never buying it again."
_________________________
2011.5 BMW M3 saloon ZCP
der stärkste buchstabe der welt
Castrol Edge Professional TWS 10w60 + Mahle OX 254D3

Top
#3254975 - 01/21/14 11:21 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: taurus_sable]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 8926
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Fuel quality is all over the place up here. Recently I found good fuel at Irving in North Salem near MCKinnons, and at the Mobil near my house in Kingston. Surprisingly I got terrible ( high octane) gas at the Mobil next to the BMW dealership in Stratham. The Shell in Kingston pours garbagre more. frequently than not.
Guess it depends on what the fuel guy was hauling b4 he got a gasoline load, how much free water there is in the UGST , how much Ethanol there is in the blend and how nice the blend ended up at the Terminal that batch. Its like buying vegetables at the market or vintage wine. Too many variables to say brand X is better than Brand S.
I will say I have enjoyed Xom latest additive wizardry last summer more than anything else in the low octane stuff araound these parts.

Why do you need high octane?


Edited by ARCOgraphite (01/21/14 11:23 AM)
_________________________
2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#1 2129+mi- Supertech Syn 5W30 + PCX-004 Filter
2015 Forester 6MT 5Door, OC#2 9991mi-VSP 0W20 + Blue service "FRAM" Filter

Top
#3254979 - 01/21/14 11:25 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: taurus_sable]
salv Offline


Registered: 04/21/11
Posts: 1194
Loc: Morrisonville, NY
Shell is not better than Exxon or vice versa. Both are high quality gasoline. Buy whichever is cheaper.
_________________________
2003 Trailblazer: Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30 L25288
1999 Ford Taurus: Castrol GTX Magnatec 5w30 L20195

Top
#3254983 - 01/21/14 11:29 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: salv]
grampi Offline


Registered: 10/08/06
Posts: 4025
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: salv
Shell is not better than Exxon or vice versa. Both are high quality gasoline. Buy whichever is cheaper.


I was thinking the same thing...

Top
#3254986 - 01/21/14 11:33 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: grampi]
440Magnum Offline


Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 6726
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: grampi
Originally Posted By: salv
Shell is not better than Exxon or vice versa. Both are high quality gasoline. Buy whichever is cheaper.


I was thinking the same thing...


+1 Same difference, buy the cheapest, easier to get in/out of, whatever other criteria you pick.
_________________________
'66 Dodge Polara & '69 Dodge Coronet R/T both 440/727
'08 Ram 1500 4.7/545RFE
'12 Challenger SRT8 392/6-speed
'99 Cherokee 4.0, '11 Grand Cherokee 3.6

Top
#3254988 - 01/21/14 11:33 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: taurus_sable]
Durango Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 2052
Loc: Los Angeles, California
Originally Posted By: taurus_sable
I usually use Shell 93 only. But I can find Exxon 93 for $0.15/gal cheaper than Shell in my area. Is it worth the switch?


taurus_sable,

Out of the two gasolines you mentioned Shell is the most expensive in my area so That's why I refuse to buy any Shell product. I mean the price per gallon is in the mid four dollar range with for sure the 91 octane is an easy $4.99/gallon.

I know this has been mentioned before and I don't want to open a new can or worms.Personally I don't feel Shell is any better than Exxon.

ARCO gas is priced reasonable and it's price is still in the mid three dollar range. That's why I try to pay cash now and use the card only when necessary. This California gas price is for the birds!

Durango


Edited by Durango (01/21/14 11:35 AM)
Edit Reason: a new sentence

Top
#3254991 - 01/21/14 11:38 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: taurus_sable]
TrevorS Offline


Registered: 07/14/13
Posts: 1281
Loc: California
Best way is to use you butt dino and observe long term mpg trends.

I have observed differences in gas with the butt dino (LOL unintended joke) and I suspect it is to do with ethanol % which can vary.

I have observed better performance with Shell and Valero and sluggish performance with Chevron. 76 and Costco somewhere in between.

BUT, 15c is about a 5% difference which I doubt you'd recoup even if the expensive gas has zero ethanol and the cheap gas has the maximum 10%.

Top
#3254997 - 01/21/14 11:47 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: taurus_sable]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 14561
Loc: Upstate NY
How are people determining a good gas vs a crummy gas? Most cars have anti-knock sensors so you may not notice a tiny difference in octane. Fuel tanks and fuel filters are usually spotless unless you have not driven the vehicle for many years.

Most people are not pulling heads to look for deposits and doing fuel injector testing to see how clean they are.
_________________________
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 - PP & M1
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins - Rotella T6 & M1
Amsoil ATF in both vehicles & Magnefine filter.

Top
#3254998 - 01/21/14 11:49 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: Donald]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 12612
Loc: Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By: Donald
How are people determining a good gas vs a crummy gas? Most cars have anti-knock sensors so you may not notice a tiny difference in octane. Fuel tanks and fuel filters are usually spotless unless you have not driven the vehicle for many years.

Most people are not pulling heads to look for deposits and doing fuel injector testing to see how clean they are.




My point exactly. I don't understand the arbitrary "gas X is better than Y" posts. There are minimum quality requirements anyway.
_________________________
2011.5 BMW M3 saloon ZCP
der stärkste buchstabe der welt
Castrol Edge Professional TWS 10w60 + Mahle OX 254D3

Top
#3255003 - 01/21/14 11:52 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: ARCOgraphite]
taurus_sable Offline


Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 82
Loc: Northeast
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite

Why do you need high octane?

I need >91 for my volkswagon 3.0T engine.

Top
#3255009 - 01/21/14 11:55 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: taurus_sable]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 3494
Loc: Tennessee
O boy,,,is this gonna be a top tier gas report,,,,hmmmmmmm
_________________________
Are you walk'n the talk'n, or just talk'n the talk'n? I will out by the pool.

Top
#3255010 - 01/21/14 11:57 AM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: taurus_sable]
Tdbo Offline


Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 2005
Loc: Ohio
Given that both are blessed by the "Top Tier" Gods, I'd say they are about the same.
_________________________
2012 Honda Accord LX-P 69K
2008 Ford Mustang Pony Package Convertible 12K
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 70K
2003 Ford Ranger 3.0 Supercab 83K

Top
#3255021 - 01/21/14 12:12 PM Re: How much better is Shell gas than Exxon? [Re: taurus_sable]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 3531
Loc: Mobile. Not AL but on the roa...
Meh, they travel in the same pipeline.

Had a buddy who swore he got better mpg with Shell. If your mpg doesn't vary with fuel, buy the less expensive of the two.
_________________________
04 Jeep Wrangler 2.4 MT 186k
15 Subaru Outback 2.5, 0k

Amsoil


Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >