Recent Topics
AR cleaning kit?
by buck91
Yesterday at 08:31 PM
"Liquid Piston" engine
by Shannow
Yesterday at 08:13 PM
Personal VPN - McAfee Safe Connect
by ZeeOSix
Yesterday at 08:07 PM
Would you prefer all trans pans have a drain plug?
by ZZman
Yesterday at 07:37 PM
How does this sound +1 Quart 2.0T
by Ammofirst
Yesterday at 07:10 PM
2014 Taurus low coolant
by cadfaeltex
Yesterday at 07:08 PM
VOA for Pennzoil 5w-30?
by MikeB4rsk
Yesterday at 07:06 PM
warning! 2006 mitsubishi outlander fuel pump repla
by kc8adu
Yesterday at 07:04 PM
Mobil 1 AP 5w20 - 9,822mi 2014 Jeep GC HEMI
by mike718
Yesterday at 06:57 PM
Puerto Rico aftermath
by madRiver
Yesterday at 05:39 PM
Tires wear out faster when new?
by 2010Civic
Yesterday at 05:05 PM
Fram Ultra now rated up to 20K miles?
by Matagonka
Yesterday at 04:55 PM
Service Department Just Lied to My Face
by fenixguy
Yesterday at 03:43 PM
a $79 appliance bulb
by chiefsfan1
Yesterday at 03:20 PM
Castrol Edge Bio-Synthetic on Sale
by bigj_16
Yesterday at 03:04 PM
Using up boat fuel
by otis24
Yesterday at 02:51 PM
Recently retired after almost 26 years on the job.
by wtd
Yesterday at 02:06 PM
One size fits all
by zipster
Yesterday at 02:04 PM
Do you flush your power steering system?
by Diesel16
Yesterday at 12:59 PM
Diesel P/U's Coal Smoking It from Stop Lights
by LoneRanger
Yesterday at 12:51 PM
Newest Members
EchoThat300K, BlissStation, HarrisJ, jdsco, rykar
62919 Registered Users
Who's Online
30 registered (daves87rs, ArcticDriver, 2strokeNorthstar, dubber09, Ducked, 3 invisible), 1265 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
62919 Members
66 Forums
271239 Topics
4498674 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
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: 11906
Loc: NE,Ohio
what your real question is...

how much better are shell gas additives than exxon gas additives.
_________________________
2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk V6

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: 13344
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."
_________________________
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

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: 11183
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#7 29472mi-QSUD 10W30 + M1 110A Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT 4762mi-SOA 0w20 + SOA 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: 1259
Loc: Cadyville, NY
Shell is not better than Exxon or vice versa. Both are high quality gasoline. Buy whichever is cheaper.
_________________________
2003 Trailblazer: Mobil Super HM 5w30 L25288
2000 Ford Focus Wagon: Mobil Super 5000 DW-5230

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: 6984
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: 8633
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 XJ 4x4 4.0/AX15, '14 WK2 4x4 3.6/8HP

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: 2075
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: 19213
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.
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


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: 13344
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.
_________________________
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

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: 4482
Loc: Tn.
O boy,,,is this gonna be a top tier gas report,,,,hmmmmmmm
_________________________
The world needs directional signal training, pass it on..up for a right turn, down for left turn.
can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself

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: 3047
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 88K
2008 Ford Mustang Pony Package Convertible 16K
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 75K
2003 Ford Ranger 3.0 Supercab 98K

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: 6790
Loc: Colorado
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.
_________________________
Oil condition is speculation until a UOA is performed.

2013 F150 5.0 4x4 SuperCab 63k on Amsoil

Thick vs Thin test: 10k / 43k miles complete


Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >