All the stations in my area can be seen having their tanks filled by the same Klemm truck lines, delivering the same gas to them all.
I do, however, pay close attention to how well the stations appear to maintain themselves. Less likely to get water in the gas. Also, I am weary of some of our more downtrodden stations that have been cited for pump measurement violations.
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We buy our gas from base, either 32nd St or Pt Loma. It has always been cheaper (by at least a few cents per gallon) than any civilian station. If necessary though, it doesn't really matter.
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Often I do use only certain brands, mostly I use Shell. I shy away from Russian and French companies.
I also try always to fuel up in Germany because there the cost of fuel is lower, but that I only do if there is a significant price difference.
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I pull into the station, get out of my car, go to the pump, get it ready for use, pour a tiny amount on the ground, light it and measure how fast it burns (I use my phone stopwatch to measure and then consult a chart I carry with me).
If it is too slow;, I extinguish the fire (with a portable fire extinguisher I carry), I get back in my car and try another station.
If it is fast enough; I extinguish the fire, fill up my tank, pay at the pump and leave before the police arrive.
Note - I always cover my plates and my face before I attempt the above. Of course, once a station passes my test, the next time I don't need to test it so I don't need to cover my plates/face. But I sometimes travel a lot so the procedure needs to be repeated every time I fill at a new-for-me station.
Obviously the above is bullsh!t...but I am bored today.
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I had to vote yes, as I won't buy gas from Citgo, but it's not for gas reasons, but other reasons.
But yes, virtually all of the gas (fuel) comes from the same refineries and is pumped through the same pipeline system, and the only real differentiator is the price at the pump.
The only thing that influences my decision is that the night girl at the BP is hot as all hell.