Q: How about a campaign to lower the thousands placed in the price of a gallon of gasoline?
Instead of $ 3.49.99 per gallon, make it $ 3.50. It made sense to continue the practice of setting the price of gasoline to the tenth of a cent when prices were between 25 cents and 75 cents per gallon (yes, I'm so old).
But when the price is over $ 3 / gallon, it seems quite absurd.
Bill Brown, Menlo Park
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A: It is absurd. This is irritating, and some oil officials could support a movement like this, but not enough to make a difference. What do you say?
Q: OK, a small objection with everything that affects the drivers of the Bay Area today. But I am ready for the "lead free" removal of the gas description. I mean, how many years have passed? I want to simply refer to gas as regular, medium grade and premium.
Dana Smith, Campbell
A: That's a fair and good point, said Tom-the-Rotten-Robbie-Man:
"The United States has not allowed leaded gasoline since 1995, and was formally banned in 1990 (with a five-year term for companies to make the transition), and now in 2019 only a few countries in the world still use it." Even North Korea said they would run out of leaded gasoline a few years ago. However, I have no idea if there has been a true confirmation about it. I would probably let the UN handle that investigation.
“Because cities and states initially banned sales of leaded gasoline before the total federal ban, it probably used to be very important to distinguish the type of gasoline that was sold at the time. Obviously, that is not so important today, but I am happy that there is no longer lead in our gasoline. Californians can be proud that their state requires the strictest standards on refined oil in the country today, although that is not always a great economic advantage when our refineries undergo maintenance and pump prices rise, such as we all know.
“Coast Oil has eliminated letters and words to facilitate the adjustment of all signs by going to Unlead, Plus and Super for its three grades of gasoline. More companies can do the same. ”
Algeria, Iraq, Yemen, Myanmar, North Korea and Afghanistan are the only counties that still use unleaded gasoline.
Q: Would it be possible to repaint the bike lane on Cox Road on Saratoga Avenue? The lines are very faded, and cars that turn from Saratoga to Cox heading northwest are routinely balanced and drive in the bike lane.
Carl Gabrielson, The tall ones
A: Saratoga will do a new cleaning at the end of this summer or beginning of autumn and Cox is on the list to be done.
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