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Old 08-20-2014, 07:02 PM   #11
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The Costco in Courtenay, BC, just did an extensive excavation next to their gas bar to install a tank to hold gasoline detergent and a system for mixing it with their two grades of gas.
That's bizarre. Normally, the additives are mixed into the gas as it is loaded into the tanker truck... there's no need to handle the base fuel and the additives separately all the way to the station. Maybe Costco made some weird deal for base fuel from one source and additives from another.

Come to think of it, the Sherwood Park Costco also recently had construction in the tank area, although the station is quite new. Hmmm....
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:21 PM   #12
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The Costco in Courtenay, BC, just did an extensive excavation next to their gas bar to install a tank to hold gasoline detergent and a system for mixing it with their two grades of gas. Next time I'm in there, I'll ask them what exactly they did, and whether the upgrade is happening at all their gas stations in Canada. (Unless another of the Canucks on this forum beats me to it).
Our local US Costco did the same thing a few years ago, I was told it was so they could mix in their own additives too.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:36 PM   #13
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Apparently Costco gas is considered Top Tier:

http://www.costco.com/kirkland-signature-gasoline.html

I was just getting ready to say the same about Costco gas. I love that place!
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:11 PM   #14
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Our local US Costco did the same thing a few years ago, I was told it was so they could mix in their own additives too.
Yeah, I've heard that before. There would be 2 large tanks and a smaller tank for the additive. The pumps are set up to mix from each tank in the right proportion. If you buy the high octane, the mix would be from the high tank and the additive tank. If you buy low octane, then the low tank and the additive tank. Alot of people don't know that "mid-grade" gas is not shipped as mid-grade, but is simply a mixture of high octane and lower octane - and it's mixed at the pump.
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