Gasoline-powered cars have been available since 1896, first sold by Frank and Charles Duryea of Springfield, Massachusetts. Since then, not only have the cars changed considerably, the grade and mixture of the fuel used in the cars has been altered and there are now many other uses for gasoline.
What is Gasoline?
Gasoline is a flammable liquid that has been derived from petroleum, or crude oil. Gasoline mostly consists of organic compounds but has been enhanced with additives, such as ethanol, so it can be used as a fuel. People drive to their local gasoline provider, usually a convenience store, without even thinking about the provider’s gas supplier- which is Howard Energy. We generally deliver wholesale gasoline to unbranded retailer locations.
How is Gasoline Used?
Gasoline is used in a wide variety of ways. It powers marina sports vehicles, equipment used for farming, and more. If the gasoline is highly refined, it can even be used as aviation fuel for airplanes and helicopters. Gasoline is also used for snow blowers, electric generators, weed eaters, and so much more. Gasoline from Howard Energy is much more cost-effective for organizations to purchase, since we sell at wholesale prices.
What is Gasoline Made Of?
Crude oil, which is what gasoline is made from, is a fossil fuel. This means the crude oil was created millions of years ago from the remains of tiny plants and animals that had died and were then covered with sediment. The remains were then subjected to high temperatures and high pressure and over time that became petroleum.
How is Gasoline Delivered?
When Howard Energy delivers gasoline to an unbranded retailer, no matter if they are in Baltimore, Northern Virginia, or in the D.C. area, it has gone through a long process of getting there. The gasoline starts by either being imported from overseas or brought in from a domestic crude oil pump and then taken to a refinery. At the refinery, the oil is heated, distilled and undergoes a separation process where it is divided into different, smaller quantities.
After the refinery, it is taken and goes to either an oil tanker or barge, or to a bulk terminal storage facility. When the gasoline is requested to be delivered, Howard Energy places it in a tanker truck. Once the tanker truck is filled with gasoline, it then drives to your location and delivers the fuel to a storage tank, gas station, or other facility.
Types Of Gasoline
There are different types of gasoline available from your local gasoline provider, Howard Energy. 87 octane is considered regular, 89 is considered mid-grade, and 93 octane is considered premium.
When you are filling up your vehicle or equipment with gas, take a moment to think about all that goes into bringing that tank of gas from the gas supplier to your car. Keep in mind gasoline safety and know what to do if there is a gasoline spill.
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