Samples of California's Phase 2 reformulated gasoline
also were included.
The scientific and technical literature on gasoline
vapors reveals that the hydrocarbon composition of gasolines
does vary from fuel to fuel and these difference can affect the vapors formed during refueling.
The peroxidized gasoline
can soften epichlorohydrin rubber (ECO) and harden nitrile robber (NBR).
Consumers tend to think all gasoline
is the same, but it's actually not," said Glenn Weckerlin, global director of Brand and Product Line Management for Chevron Global Marketing.
And that, in turn, puts little pressure on the oil companies to hold down gasoline
Our tests and records showed that the deposit control performance of Texaco's newest gasolines
is, at best, roughly comparable to the kind of performance Chevron gasolines
have offered for many years.
According to a recent survey(1) conducted by Shell, the majority of Americans (76 percent) said that if they won a lifetime supply of gasoline
they would share it with family and friends.
In addition to helping the environment, Total Premier gasolines
are blended with Total Clean(TM) detergent additives to help keep intake valves, fuel injectors, and carburetors clean.
We are pleased to enter into an agreement with Afton Chemical to extend the STP(R) mark into high quality additives pre-blended in the gasoline
," he said.
As much as 50 percent of the gasoline
tested in certain states was 2 to 4 octane ratings below the posting on the pump.
In addition, Chevron Products Company offers premium gasoline
products and a superior retail experience under two highly trusted brands, Chevron and Texaco.
In Southern California from Santa Barbara to San Diego, the company will continue to market its slate of "Emission Control" gasolines
-- EC-1 Regular, a reformulated 88-octane gasoline
that the company introduced in 1989 to replace leaded regular gasoline
, and EC-Premium, a reformulated 92-octane gasoline
introduced in 1990 -- in addition to its 87-octane Unleaded Regular.