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Old 06-18-2010, 09:52 AM
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Default Hess Gasoline - Good, Bad or Indifferent??

The nearest fuel station to my house is Hess. I've always tried to purchase Exxon, Mobil or Shell brands. How does Hess gasoline rank?
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I really don't care who's gas it is as long as the station is busy. If the station isn't busy then I worry about condensation issues in their holding tank....and I go else where.

Who does Hess buy their gas from?
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Gas is gas for the most part. Hess gas is fine, fill up there all the time.
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Good gas, but Garett's comment is right on...as long as there is turn around at the station & that goes for any station.

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Gasoline is a generic product - buy by price and octane - the unecessary "Premium" brand specific addatives can be added at the local distributer but all meet OEM specs for fuels. The pipelines are all shared - Mobile stations may be using gasoline produced by BP or Shell -
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Gasoline is a generic product - buy by price and octane - the unecessary "Premium" brand specific addatives can be added at the local distributer but all meet OEM specs for fuels. The pipelines are all shared - Mobile stations may be using gasoline produced by BP or Shell -

Correct, I have seen the same tanker truck make a delivery at the Mobil station near my house and then drive 2 miles down the road to the Hess station.
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I go to Hess all the time, their prices in South Florida on diesel are amazing. Considering that being a member on this site clearly states that I need an F-250 Harley or bigger.
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i go to hess almost exclusively. the only ones out here that dont price gouge. and i think they are American owned.
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i go to hess almost exclusively. the only ones out here that dont price gouge. and i think they are American owned.
Started in Asbury Park, NJ by Leon Hess, so always been a NJ staple. Never had a problem with their gas or diesel. Their mainly an east coast operation.
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Only a handful of refineries left. I dont think any are propriatary anymore. So, gas is gas
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Actually. All of the major gas refiners, Mobil, Exxon, Sunoco all refine their own gas. Hess is one of the stations that isn't actually in the oil business and they get their gas from the cheapest vendor.

The major brands all have their own proprietary blends of detergents they add to their own brand. Chevron Techron is probably the best detergent additive available.

Buy the octane recomended by your manufacturer and nothing higher. Your motor can't do anything with the extra octane. Your just wasting your money.
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Actually. All of the major gas refiners, Mobil, Exxon, Sunoco all refine their own gas. Hess is one of the stations that isn't actually in the oil business and they get their gas from the cheapest vendor.

The major brands all have their own proprietary blends of detergents they add to their own brand. Chevron Techron is probably the best detergent additive available.

Buy the octane recomended by your manufacturer and nothing higher. Your motor can't do anything with the extra octane. Your just wasting your money.
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They own a refinery in New Jersey and South America.

I don't know about their gas but their Diesel is the best if you purchase at a station, did you ever notice they are the only station to show the Cetane rating.
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Actually. All of the major gas refiners, Mobil, Exxon, Sunoco all refine their own gas. Hess is one of the stations that isn't actually in the oil business and they get their gas from the cheapest vendor.
Time for a fact check.
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Too bad Possum Boy or Chickennbisket are no longer around. I am sure they would have some good comments on this topic.
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i've never had a problem with any gas for my car, no matter where i buy it.
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Actually. All of the major gas refiners, Mobil, Exxon, Sunoco all refine their own gas. Hess is one of the stations that isn't actually in the oil business and they get their gas from the cheapest vendor.

The major brands all have their own proprietary blends of detergents they add to their own brand. Chevron Techron is probably the best detergent additive available.

Buy the octane recomended by your manufacturer and nothing higher. Your motor can't do anything with the extra octane. Your just wasting your money.
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The Hess Corporation (known as Amerada Hess Corporation prior to May 2006) is an integrated oil company based in New York City, New York, USA. The company explores, produces, transports, and refines crude oil, as well as natural gas. Vertically completing the logistical chain, about 1,360 Hess branded filling stations market gasoline to consumers in 16 states along the East Coast of the United States. The HOVENSA refinery in the United States Virgin Islands, a joint venture between a subsidiary of Hess Corporation and a subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), is one of the largest crude oil refineries in the world. Refined petroleum products, as well as natural gas and electricity, are marketed to customers throughout the East Coast of the United States. Although towered over in size by enormous global players in the same industry, Hess placed #55 in the 2009 Fortune 500 rankings.
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The Hess Corporation (known as Amerada Hess Corporation prior to May 2006) is an integrated oil company based in New York City, New York, USA. The company explores, produces, transports, and refines crude oil, as well as natural gas. Vertically completing the logistical chain, about 1,360 Hess branded filling stations market gasoline to consumers in 16 states along the East Coast of the United States. The HOVENSA refinery in the United States Virgin Islands, a joint venture between a subsidiary of Hess Corporation and a subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), is one of the largest crude oil refineries in the world. Refined petroleum products, as well as natural gas and electricity, are marketed to customers throughout the East Coast of the United States. Although towered over in size by enormous global players in the same industry, Hess placed #55 in the 2009 Fortune 500 rankings.
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Armerada is a middle east partner and has been for many years and they control the business. The USVI refinery enjoys a tax advantage that others do not have. Leon Hess was the founder then made this deal and then spent his time trying to make the NY Jets a winning team.
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he did a lot better with the gas thing.
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