Which Gas Station is the Worst in Calgary?
Can gasoline freeze?
The answer is a resounding yes, according to the latest NHL stats.
It’s an industry-wide trend, and the NHL has taken note of it.
Can gasoline melt, which means it’s dangerous to use?
Can it freeze, which will prevent you from drinking from a hose?
Yes, but there’s a good chance it’ll also make you sick.
Can you still buy a drink from a fountain?
The best bet to avoid a fuel-related catastrophe is to shop around before you go to the store.
There are plenty of options, from local grocery stores and specialty shops to gas stations that specialize in local spirits, and there are even gas stations in other countries.
But the most reliable option is to look up the fuel station nearest you, or check local news articles.
And even if you do find a gas station near you, don’t be afraid to ask the attendant for directions.
You may find yourself having to get there by yourself.
“It’s a bit like asking a waiter for directions in a restaurant,” says NHL Hockey Analyst Brian MacLean.
“They’re very helpful and will give you a general location, but you have to ask politely.”
If you want to avoid gas stations full of other people, try to go to your nearest grocery store or gas station, which usually has a map on its website.
“If you go there, they will give directions and you can check them out,” MacLean says.
“I recommend doing that.”
Related: Can gasoline go cold?
The most dangerous thing about gas stations is the gas itself.
You can use it as a heating source and for cooking, but that’s about it.
If you have an emergency, you could potentially be trapped for days or weeks in an empty gas station without electricity or running water.
That’s when you want a bottle of water, MacLean recommends.
“Water and other liquids will freeze in the ice,” Maclean says.
You should always have some sort of safety device, such as a gas mask or gloves, at hand to prevent exposure to the cold and other potentially dangerous substances.
“The gas stations are the places you go for the cheapest price,” MacLeod says.
It pays to have your gas money well-spent, though.
The cost of a bottle or two of water in a station typically ranges from $1.50 to $2.
“Some stations will offer a discount to those with low credit scores,” MacLane says.
For example, the Gas Station at the Canadian Tire Centre in Calgary, Alberta, has a $1 discount on gasoline purchases.
That means you could save $1 if you’ve just paid for a gas ticket, $1 more if you have a credit card or if you’re taking out a loan for your next gas purchase.
But if you don’t have the money for a loan, you may be able to get a discounted gas price at a gas pump.
If the price you’re paying is more than the full retail price, ask for a refund or cancel the purchase.
“Don’t be fooled by a gas-price-matching scheme,” MacKay says.
Most gas stations have their own insurance, which covers all your gas expenses.
If that’s your plan, “don’t be surprised if they try to get you to pay more than you owe,” MacLeans says.
The problem is that many gas stations offer free parking.
It doesn’t have to be a gas truck.
“A lot of times, they’re charging extra for parking in their lots, but it’s really the only option that’s usually on the table,” Macdonald says.
Some gas stations also offer discounts for seniors, which is good if you need to get to a parking lot but don’t want to take the long route.
“You might want to ask them to do something like drop you off,” MacLawson says.
If your car is old, there are a number of options.
Some have electric vehicles that can drive themselves.
The most popular option is a carpooling program.
If it’s not available, you can also take a bus to the nearest gas station and pick up a gas canister.
“When you get to the gas station with the canister, you get a free refill of the gas,” Macleas says.