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Does Shell's "Nitrogen enriched" gas have positive effects?

A good starting point for information about this topic is The Gasoline Wars Chemical & Engineering News, vol. 87, pages 20-21. First, when shell says "nitrogen-enriched", it does not mean that ...
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Would a large quantity of gasoline in a closed container explode violently when exposed to fire?

Yes, tanks of gasoline can explode, given the right conditions. The Quebec town of lac Megantic was recently flattened by a number of huge explosions from derailed cars carrying light crude. (And not ...
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Would a large quantity of gasoline in a closed container explode violently when exposed to fire?

Gasoline needs to be combined with an oxidizing compound, such as oxygen in air to explode. Gasoline vapors mixed with the correct amount of air will explode. At atmospheric pressure and room ...
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Does E15 fuel damage cars newer than 2001?

Does E15 fuel damage cars newer than 2001 that are not certified for E15? The Data Says No. While there's much debate on E15, the actual research into E15 on non-E15 cars appears to fall on the "...
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Does E15 fuel damage cars newer than 2001?

At least one source says yes. This is an example for 2014 Hondas: Fewer than 1% off all cars on the road in North America today are true "Flex Fuel" vehicles. [...] Filling your Honda car ...
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Does the gasoline of different gasoline brands have any real acknowledgable difference?

According to The Gasoline Wars Chemical & Engineering News, vol. 87, pages 20-21, there are differences in the detergent content of gasolines. The 2009 article stated: detergent levels dropped ...
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Would a large quantity of gasoline in a closed container explode violently when exposed to fire?

As you note, the flammability limit requires a mix of fuel and oxygen (mostly oxygen) in order to have a fire, and that means that there's only two ways in which this can happen, and neither really ...
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Is it best not to use Reg 85/86 petrol at an elevation in place of 87?

As a starting point, this is what I found in regards to 85 vs. 87 in Colorado: http://www.denverpost.com/2006/10/16/some-knock-states-lower-octane-levels/ Research several years ago from the American ...
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