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Pumptalkdecal We've noticed a lot of new traffic to PumpTalk since the little stickers went on gas pumps across the country a few weeks ago.  First off - thanks for dropping by.  This blog was started almost 2 years ago to help answer the many questions you and pretty much every other driver has about gas prices.  When we launched, I thought we might just be talking to ourselves and a few family members, but the number of visitors continues to grow.   We've had some really interesting (and sometimes heated) discussions and they are archived on the site for all to see.  

For those of you who are new to PumpTalk, I've assembled a list of links to posts that answer some of the fundamental and recurring questions.  If you don't see your question answered, please post it in a comment and we'll get to it.  

  1. Want to know what makes up the price at the pump?  The three main components have been compared to a Club Sandwich and a Rock Band
  2. Why do gas prices sometimes go up when crude oil goes down?  That relationship is examined here, here, here and here.
  3. If you are wondering about what impact the value of the Canadian dollar has on gas prices, we looked at that last October.
  4. Wondering why gas prices change when commodity prices change
  5. Why does Premium gasoline cost more?

We've also offered up tips on how you can save money by burning less fuel, explained the refining process and had some fun along the way.

There's a great deal of information on this site which is largely based on questions from people like you.  So use the search feature on the right to find the answers you are looking for.  If you don't find anything to your liking, then let us know.  Many of the commenters before you have blazed a pretty open trail.



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Dennis Caron

I have a concern about your winter gas, My truck's (Honda Ridgeline) manual says to not use fuel which has any levels of Methanol in it. After doing some research I found out your winter gas contains methanol. Your promo info on winter gas says that it is good to use with all mordern cars and does not disclose anywhere that the fuel contains this additive.

Because of this non disclouse as a consumer I am not given the option to make a choice to use it or not, even though it is against my mfg recomendations. Along with that and the statement that it is good for all of todays cars is Petro Can liable for any damages caused by it.

I've only used Petro Can fuel in my truck becuase that is where our company has an account and am concerned of what effect it is having on my truck.

After checking other auto mfg's manuals there are many other makes and models that clearly say not to use gas with this additive.

Why would Petro Can put methanol in their gas if so many makes and models mfg's say not to use it?

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