MOST of it is mixed at the pump. There are still some older stores that still have storage tanks just for 89...that's mixed as we load it. Just had one of the 2 Circle K sites pump out their 89 tank and converted it into a diesel tank. That store doesn't offer 89 at all now. I'm down to one Circle K in this market with a dedicated mid-grade tank. It's been months since we delivered any 89 gas there.
Originally Posted by painfx
I thought 89 gets mixed at the gas pump nozzle. Didn't know it had it's own tank.
Originally Posted by GoldDot40
It will vary some depending on the region. For instance, stores close to large lakes/reservoirs, the 87 to 93 volume ratio is probably closer to 65/35 or even 60/40. Lots of people run 93 in their boats if ethanol free isn't available. Up in the mountains in my normal territory, it's closer to 90/10. Down around Augusta GA, I'd say 80/20. That's based on what's actually sold vs what we haul. I can see the flow rates of each product at the stores I deliver to, so my calculations are fairly accurate. Stores with 89 tanks in the ground? I wouldn't take a free fillup of that stuff.
Originally Posted by swss
Hey GoldDot, thanks for this! Very informative. If your still around, I have a quick question that I was surprised that was not asked yet! 87 vs 93 Obviously more 87 is being delivered. But can you give us a rough idea what the percentage is between the two? 90% to 10%? 80/20? Also, I would think the 93 sits around a lot longer in the stores tanks. . . Can you give us an idea what the product "turn around" time is. Thanks again!!