Dactylonian Posted March 6, 2009 Share Posted March 6, 2009 Okay, just got back from the local Shell station where I noticed something new. There is a sign at the entrance that touts new "Nitrogen Enriched" gasoline. Okay, please explain to me why adding an inert gas, to a fluid that you want to combust, is good. I looked it up online and read that the ploy is "that nitrogen enhances cleaning elements in Shell gasolines partly by making them more stable at the higher temperatures at which modern engines tend to operate, so the additive can work more effectively in current engines that use technology like fuel injection." (http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=101274) There has to be an engineering-based, logical answer that is not related to mystery "cleaning elements". Maybe they used nitrogen to force more oil out of the well, and the nitrogen stayed in solution through the refining process? So, the ad wizards that came up with this one use that to their advantage. That sounds more believable than the cleaning agent deal. Anyone? Anyone? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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