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Gas Service on Long Island, NY

Updated Oct 05 2014 04:20 PM EST with 13 listings
IMPROVING GAS MILEAGE AND REDUCING FUEL COSTS: Today, as we fill up our gas tanks and feel the bite in our wallets, how can we reduce that bite and perhaps contribute to global security. There are some simple answers to that very important question: Consider alternative means of transportation and combine trips so you take as few as possible. Consider limiting how far you travel. Keep your vehicle in good shape – and there are surprising things you can do if you read the essay below. Drive with courtesy and observe the speed limit. Try to limit acceleration and braking. Keep your car aerodynamically fit and as light as possible. If you are in the market for a new car, consider making mile per gallon a factor in buying. Buy you gas where it is least expensive. If you want to know more, please consider reading the essay at the bottom of the page. Although Citidexli.com cannot be responsible for external links, there are many useful links given. Happy trails!
Gas Service on Long Island, NY

Canoe Place Fuel Mart

Gasoline and diesel fuel.
250 East Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays NY 11946 Tel 631-728-0930
Website: exxonstations.com

Empire Service Station

640 Old Country Rd., Riverhead NY 11901 Tel 631-369-9240

Gas Service Problems (LIPA)

Toll-Free 800-490-0075

KeySpan

Gas products and services
Emergencies 800-490-0045
Website: keyspanenergy.com

KeySpan - Melville

Energy-savings resources, quotes for heating systems, account information online.
9083 P.O. Box, Melville NY 11747 Tel 631-755-6000
Website: keyspanenergy.com

KeySpan - Central Islip

Energy-savings resources, quotes for heating systems, account information online.
131 South Hoffman Lane, Central Islip NY 11749 Tel 631-436-5730
Fax: 631-545-5065; Website: keyspanenergy.com

KeySpan - Garden City

Energy-savings resources, quotes for heating systems, account information online.
550 Stewart Ave., Garden City NY 11530 Tel 516-228-7801
Fax: 516-228-7829

KeySpan - Hicksville

Energy-savings resources, quotes for heating systems, account information online.
150 East Old Country Rd., Hicksville NY 11801 Tel 516-545-5147
Fax: 516-545-5065; Website: keyspanenergy.com

KeySpan - Melville

Energy-savings resources, quotes for heating systems, account information online.
445 Broadhollow Rd., Melville NY 11747 Tel 631-391-6097
Tel: 800-930-5003; Website: keyspanenergy.com

KeySpan - Port Jefferson

They play a vital role in providing energy to many millions of customers across Great Britain and the northeastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.
700 Beach St., Port Jefferson NY 11777 Tel 631-476-2220
Website: keyspanenergy.com

North Atlantic Gas Pipeline & Co.

25 North Rd., Northport NY 11768 Tel 631-757-8019

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Canoe Place Fuel Mart

Gasoline and diesel fuel.
250 East Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays NY 11946 Tel 631-728-0930
Website: exxonstations.com

Scarpelli Mechanical

Long Island NY Gas, Oil, A/C service repair and installations
Tel 631-926-3183
IMPROVING GAS MILEAGE IN A TIME OF INCREASING GAS PRICES: The simplest way to improve gas mileage is to own a car that gets good gas mileage. Ratings for vehicle gas mileage can be found on this federal government site: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bestworst.shtml (Please remember Citidexli.com is not responsible for the content of external sites): Before you go any further in improving gas mileage, there is one basic question worth asking? Do I need to take this trip and if so can I do it in an unconventional manner – Walk, Ride Bike, Bus or Car Pool. Of the four, Walking is best for you and your health. No matter what type of car you drive there are three basic ways to improve your gas mileage in the vehicle you now own. There is even a handy little mnemonic: MIB M: Mechanical/Technical Factors = 1. Engine Health, such as being in tune 2. Keep tires to proper inflation 3. The faster you drive the more gas you use A constant slower speed is your aim. Amazingly, 55 mph versus 75 may save 25% on gas. This will take discipline for most of us. a. Use cruise control b. Do not accelerate going up hills 4. Try to keep your vehicle aerodynamically smooth such as no top box, etc. You know it when you see it. a. There seems to be some controversy here, but Closed Windows improve gas mileage, even with the AC on. 5. The more weight you haul, the more gas you use 6. Use good engine oil, this may make a difference up to 12% or more. 7. Keep car clean and waxed 8. Discuss with other owners of your type of car what type of mileage they get. 8. Other Factors, such as not using air conditioning, keeping headlights off during day (you may not want to do this for safety reasons), discarding the boom box and getting a gas mileage computer) may be found on some of the recommended sites. Basically, the less electricity you use, the less gas you use. I: Idle Time Reduction = Multifaceted disciplinary approach: that includes 1. Knowing and planning your route before you start; have a route free of traffic, listening to radio may help for traffic status. 2. Try to make right turns only. 3. Combine Trips whenever possible. 4. See websites for other considerations B: Braking Time and Stopping Time Reduction = There are many many ways to do this; a good summary is in www.runabot.com (2000) DO NOT TAIL GATE AND ANTICIPATE TRAVEL; THIS MEANS PAYING ATTENTION in city and suburban driving this can be difficult. You may want to turn off the radio or have it on low without talk. Keep conversation to a minimum: Remember what you learned in driving school – one car length for every ten miles. Do not let anyone tailgate you – allow them to pass or even pull over. Road Rage is for people who can afford it. Politeness and courtesy are contagious and make for a better driving environment. Put down the finger, put up a hand to allow in and put on a smile. There are many other ideas out there. Basically, Paying Attention is the key and thoughtfulness both about your use of the car, the state of your car and courtesy on the road all pay off: The following websites may be of use (PLEASE NOTE: Citidexli.com is not responsible for the content of outside websites although the editors make appropriate efforts to see that they are useful.) http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/atv.shtml In our opinion, this is the place to start: it is a diagram of the energy flow from your engine to your wheels. Worth clicking on and exploring for a deeper knowledge of miles per gallon. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/drive.shtml Federal government site with a quick summary and a subsection on how to choose fuel efficient cars. http://www.fueleconomy.gov The mother site for the above two sites: surprisingly good, with information on new technologies. Definitely worth the look in our opinion. Other Useful Sites: http://www.energy.iastate.edu/news/pr/pr-gasmileage.html Good Quick Summary - Nonprofit http://www.mpgplus.com/ http://www.howtoadvice.com/GasPains http://azaz.essortment.com/waystoimprove_rryi.htm Admirable review of the Physics involved in reducing gas mileage http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/list/top10/103164/article.html Quick summary. Useful. Finally, how to find cheap gas: The best way to do this may be: www.refdesk.com Scroll down the right hand side of the page and there is a whole section on: CURRENT USA GAS & OIL PRICES This lists thirteen or more sites on the how to find the least expensive gas and the ins and outs of oil prices. Editorial Comment: Since I started to write this essay, I have become more aware of my own driving habits: are my tires inflated correctly, the windows are down, headlights on (safety), I do not know about my oil type. Also, I have begun to notice how I drive (keep distance between me and other cars) and how others drive, accelerating up hills, some weave in and out. There is nearly a Zen message in all of this and that is AWARENESS. A car is no longer cheap transportation that it once was but a means of transportation that is dependent on a fuel that is perhaps increasingly scarce (Google Hubberts Peak for some interesting discoveries) and a fuel that contributes immensely to global greenhouse warming. So our little or big vehicles have both new economic considerations and new unfortunate environment considerations. Happy trails to all of us!