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Diesel fuel in winter: what do we sell? RAID “Behind the wheel”

To find out whether all stations in early winter flood winter diesel fuel, the experts toured the 16 gas stations from Moscow to Yaroslavl and took samples.Alexey Revin “driving”ExpertMichael Kolodochkin “driving”Expert

Tests of diesel we spend annually on the first days of December. The technique is simple: select different AZS samples and place them in the freezer. After a few hours it becomes clear, has become purchased diesel fuel in the thickened mass or really was winter.

The current RAID at the petrol station pointed in the direction of Yaroslavl, which is considered to be the capital of our diesel motors. Visited 16 different gas stations, each on the Bay for 5 liters of diesel fuel. It is curious that on the highway “Kholmogory” unbranded gas stations actually left. But in the vicinity of Yaroslavl such filling stations are still preserved, we visited them.

On the Russian fuel market there is the next stage of monopolization. And different signs on the facades of gas stations often hide the same owner. So don’t be surprised if after refueling at the gas station Slavneft, TNK and BP will give you a cashier’s check from Rosneft.

Only at the gas station “YATK” buyer remind that DT is summer and winter. And invite him to choose. So why not do that on a steep gas station — is unclear.Only at the gas station “YATK” buyer remind that DT is summer and winter. And invite him to choose. So why not do that on a steep gas station — is unclear.

However, we left a little aside — let’s return to our study.

Modern laws do not ban trade in winter summer fuel, but the sellers have no right to give summer diesel fuel for the winter. To open this, no one does! On the columns just write “DT”. But “Winter DT” or “DT Summer” — go figure. The only gas station that pleased the correct labels on gas pump, found in Yaroslavl.

The results of our tests, we brought to the table; the order of samples corresponds to the chronology of their acquisition.

We remind that the results obtained apply only to the specific samples and can not serve as the basis for judgments about the products of a company as a whole.

The price range at the time of acquisition was approximately 20 % — the same was observed last year. The most expensive diesel fuel cost us 46 rubles 99 kopecks per liter, the cheapest is 38 rubles and 90 kopecks. Is a clear liquid after a 12‑hour stay in 30‑degree frost appeared in the samples from the company “RN-Yaroslavl”, purchased by us at two gas stations (“Slavneft” and “TNC”) in the center of Rostov the Great. By the way, they have different prices: at the gas station “TNK” diesel fuel is 65 cents more expensive.

Compared to last year the situation on the Federal highway was somewhat better: reduced the number of gas stations, one-day with unpredictable fuel quality. However, the overall picture is still not happy: ideally, all diesel fuel purchased should behave in the same way — no stratification, sedimentation and (especially!) freezing in the cold. The appearance of sediment and the stratification suggests that the fuel is ready to move into the solid state, as soon as the frost will increase slightly. And what to do to the driver, who refueled in the vicinity of Yaroslavl, headed for the North, for example in the area of Arkhangelsk? Where is the guarantee that after a couple of hundred kilometers that DT will not freeze in the fuel line?

One of the ways to protect themselves from filling with diesel fuel, which can freeze in sub-zero temperatures, to buy fuel at a branded network of filling stations. The likelihood that they will flood in winter, summer diesel fuel below.One of the ways to protect themselves from filling with diesel fuel, which can freeze in sub-zero temperatures, to buy fuel at a branded network of filling stations. The likelihood that they will flood in winter, summer diesel fuel below.

How to protect yourself from buying freezing at minus fuel? Refuel only on branded gas stations. They, too, have our vices, but the likelihood of a bad diesel fuel is significantly lower than other gas stations. And don’t hesitate to ask forehead, on which the column is charged with winter diesel fuel.

Are looking for a delicious price tag: altruists in this business are not found. If you have to refuel somewhere, and it is unclear what, do not fill the full tank — splash on a hundred kilometers. And drive branded gas station — fill under the cap. And a bottle of antigel in this case to help you: pour it down your neck to the gas station. After all, if the fuel freezes, no additives will not help — save only evacuation in a warm room.

Godspeed on good fuel!

Diesel fuel in winter: what do we sell? RAID “Behind the wheel”

To find out whether all stations in early winter flood winter diesel fuel, the experts toured the 16 gas stations from Moscow to Yaroslavl and took samples.

Diesel fuel in winter: what do we sell? RAID “Behind the wheel”

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Diesel fuel in winter: what do we sell? RAID “Behind the wheel”

To find out whether all stations in early winter flood winter diesel fuel, the experts toured the 16 gas stations from Moscow to Yaroslavl and took samples.

Diesel fuel in winter: what do we sell? RAID “Behind the wheel”

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