Running on Empty?

Gas Tank

Choose your gas station wisely. The U.S. consumes around 400 million gallons of gas per day. Even if you are driving a hybrid, you still need to fill up now and again, so why not choose a company that has an environmental conscience? The Sierra Club has updated their Pick Your Poison Guide, which lists a run down of the best (and the worst) places to fill your tank (shown below). Visit Pick Your Poison for more details on how this list was determined.

Top of the Barrel (Make it a habit to always fill up at these stations.)
– BP
– Sunoco

Middle of the Barrel (When you can’t find a BP or Sunoco, choose one of these companies.)
– Royal Dutch Shell
– Chevron
– Valero Energy Corporation
– Citgo

Bottom of the Barrel (Avoid these stations at all costs.)
– ExxonMobil
– ConocoPhillips

Posted in Living Green by Rhaya on January 24, 2008 | Permalink | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on “Running on Empty?

  1. Kevin says:

    Wow, if BP is one of the best, they must all be terrible. Did you read about the refining center flap up in Lake County? They were trying to up their pollutants into Lake Michigan. They seem to be pretty adept at green washing.

    I really wish I didn’t have a car. I know I’m not helping anything. It’s just near-impossible to live in Indy without one.

  2. Rhaya says:

    Ugh, no I hadn’t heard about the Lake Michigan thing… good grief.

    I would LOVE a better public transportation system in Indy — especially one that I could take to and from work. I drive a Prius, but also have a heck of a commute, so unfortunately, I don’t know how much of a difference I am personally making by driving a hybrid, versus someone who doesn’t, but has a shorter commute.

    Have you ever seen the electronic message boards on I465 encouraging commuters to use public transportation? It’s ironic because I have never seen an IndyGo bus on I465, which is where they have the message scrolling.

  3. Kevin says:

    The main problem with Indy is that we are so spread out. We have no natural barriers like a lake, mountain chain, or ocean. Public Transit works the best when there is density, and we have to be one of the least dense cities in the nation.

    I’ve started taking the bus to work almost every day. It helps my piece of mind somewhat.

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