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Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? #5412393 04/24/20 10:59 PM
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Up here in New England, Cumberland Farms is a large gas station/convenience store with about 550 stations. I'm wondering if anyone has information regarding the quality or sourcing of the gas.

Would go to them more if I hadn't heard a few complaints about watery gas. A lot of people online say they use Gulf, but no evidence to suggest that.

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Re: Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? [Re: PantherFan88] #5412407 04/24/20 11:28 PM
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I used certain ones when I was down on rt 44 or down on the Cape. You can make a 99 cent extra large your way coffee just as good as anything you'd get at Dunkins at 1/3 price. Work vans never had had any trouble running their reg'lar. I put several hundred K on old BMWs running Cumbies or Hess. now Speedway. Next to no fuel related troubles, grin2


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Re: Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? [Re: PantherFan88] #5412412 04/24/20 11:37 PM
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Never had any issue with any gas anywhere so I don't think it matters. I get it once in a while when it's cheap. They seem to cycle through on their pricing, sometimes they're the best price around, sometimes not. When they're not, I just stop in once in a while for their free drinks they give out once or twice a month. Lately places like Costco or BJs seem to be having the best prices around and at least Costco is top tier.

Re: Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? [Re: PantherFan88] #5412492 04/25/20 05:48 AM
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Aren t they selling gulf? For years they were loaded by gulf, now i see jp noonan loading. Of noonan carries for lots of retailers ,shell,stop n shop,and bj wholesale.

Re: Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? [Re: PantherFan88] #5412542 04/25/20 07:14 AM
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They're okay but pushing to be the first in the territory with E15.

They and Irving are pushing hard for you to connect your checking account for debit pay, which is the only reasonable pricing, but it prevents you from getting credit card rewards.

Re: Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? [Re: PantherFan88] #5412613 04/25/20 09:33 AM
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I've been using Cumby's for decades. Born in RI and moved to W Mass. Never had an issue with fuel quality at any store.

Like andyd said too, the coffee at $.99 is really good.


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Re: Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? [Re: PantherFan88] #5412657 04/25/20 10:16 AM
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Aunt has been using their gas for years...


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Re: Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? [Re: PantherFan88] #5412687 04/25/20 10:41 AM
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It depends on where the terminal is located and what their source of supply is. In PA, it used to be Buckeye Pipeline, which in fact did come through an old Gulf oil terminal.
Even though the Gulf Building is still in downtown Pittsburgh, they pulled most all of their retail branding from that area.

Don't forget, these terminals may sell 5 to 10 different brands of gas out of the same storage tanks (YES, Including Top Tier (ha!)).

Re: Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? [Re: PantherFan88] #5412706 04/25/20 10:52 AM
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C.F. has "about 550 stations".

Are they individually run? Do owners get to specify the fuel's attributes (Top Tier or not, for example)? Do they vary?

Around here, it seems off brand fuel stations are owned in multiples of 10.

So if someone owns 10 or 30 stations, do they have the juice to designate the quality of the fuel they sell?

I think learning who calls those shots is step one and ask them.

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Generic gas is the same gas from the same refineries with EPA mandated additive packs. That's less detergent than top tier stations, but perfectly adequate for most vehicles. We usually buy gas at Costco which is cheap and Top Tier.

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Re: Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? [Re: PantherFan88] #5412874 04/25/20 01:49 PM
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Most convenience store gas is unbranded commodity gas. It may be up to the convenience chain management or the individual franchises to obtain fuel on the spot market. But the base commodity fuel is pretty much equivalent to whatever the branded gas stations are getting. Around here there may not be a way of knowing since there are 5 different refineries and 5 different local fuel terminals. But it simply doesn't matter since it's all tightly regulated commodity fuel.

Commodity fuel is sent to fuel terminals via pipeline, rail, or ship. Unless it's something extremely specific, it really just a blended fungible commodity. RBOB from who knows how many different sources can be mixed in the same tanks. There may be the possibility that it's from a single refinery, but you really have no way of knowing if that's the case or whether that changes depending on how fuel is routed or when refineries go down for accidents or maintenance.

When it's time to receive the delivery, a contracted fuel hauler shows up at the fuel terminal, swipes a card that identifies the driver, and the driver's particular customer is identified. For most independents, they'll just dispense whatever generic additive meeting EPA requirements is available, then the fuel which will agitate and properly mix. By the time it gets to the gas station for delivery, it should be well mixed.

For the most part it's going to be similar to fuel at any off-brand or independent gas station.

Re: Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? [Re: eljefino] #5412946 04/25/20 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by eljefino
They're okay but pushing to be the first in the territory with E15.

They and Irving are pushing hard for you to connect your checking account for debit pay, which is the only reasonable pricing, but it prevents you from getting credit card rewards.


I kinda do the math to figure out if the 10 cent discount to use a debit card is worth the loss on the credit card rebate. I get 2% on mine so that works out to about 6-7 cents. They do give you a free drink after 80 gallons so if that's worth $1, then that's another 1.25 cents per gallon off. Used to be more like 20 gallons which was better. Although you do get the free drink here and there but that's harder to calculate.

Re: Any information on Cumberland Farms gasoline? [Re: PantherFan88] #5413342 04/26/20 05:19 AM
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I’ll use if I’m really on empty, they’re not top tier but are usually the cheapest in town. The station is also wicked busy I see the tanker truck there at least twice a week, so I know the gas is fresh

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