fueling stations and fuel economy

lititz and ephrata locations

Did you know that Weaver Energy operates two separate fueling stations within Lancaster County?  Both stations operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lititz Fueling Station is located on Route 501 in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and offers both On Road Diesel and Off Road Diesel. The Ephrata Fueling Station is located on Pleasant Valley Road in Ephrata and offers On Road Diesel as well as E10 87, E10 89, and E10 93 Gasoline. Our diesel fuels are ultra low sulfur, treated year-round with lubricity and asphaltene additives, and also treated November through March with winter operability additives.


The Benefits of using our Fueling Stations are 24/7 access, high quality diesel fuel standards, reduced fuel costs through pricing programs, and detailed vehicle or driver itemized statements.


While we work hard to remain competitive and price our fuel fairly according to the market, GasBuddy reportedly expects that the yearly average for gasoline will increase more than 27 cents per gallon in 2021.  Here are some tips provided by the American Automobile Association (AAA) to help you maximize every drop of fuel that you put into your vehicle, which could potentially add up to hundreds of dollars in savings:

helpful tips

  • Drive conservatively. Avoid “jack rabbit” starts, rapid acceleration and hard braking, which can lower fuel economy by 15 to 30 percent at highway speeds and 10 to 40 percent in stop-and-go traffic.
  • Anticipate road conditions. Monitor the traffic ahead and “time” stoplights to maintain momentum and avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking.
  • Observe speed limits. Fuel economy peaks at around 50 mph on most cars, then drops off as speeds increase. Reducing highway speeds by 5 to 10 mph can increase fuel economy 7 to 14 percent.
  • Use cruise control. Minimizing speed fluctuations on the highway saves gas. However, never use cruise control on slippery roads as it could cause a loss of vehicle control.
  • Avoid excessive idling. A car engine consumes one quarter to one half gallon of fuel per hour when idling, but a warm engine only takes around 10 seconds worth of fuel to restart. Where safe to do so, shut off your engine if you will be stopped for more than a minute.
  • Plan your trips. Combine errands and route your travel to minimize backtracking. Identify “one stop” business locations where you can do multiple tasks (banking, shopping, etc.) without extra driving.
  • Remove unnecessary items from the vehicle. An extra 100 pounds can reduce fuel economy up to 1 percent. Note that cargo weight affects the fuel mileage of smaller vehicles more than larger ones.
  • Check the tires for proper inflation at least once a month. Underinflated tires have increased rolling resistance that reduces fuel economy. They can also overheat and blow out.
  • When it is time for an oil change, make sure to use the proper type. Most newer cars require low-viscosity, energy-conserving, semi- or full-synthetic oils.
  • Make sure the engine air filter is clean. A dirty filter can reduce fuel economy on older carbureted cars, although it only affects maximum power output on modern fuel-injected engines.
  • Make it a game! Can you beat your previous MPG (miles per gallon)? If you have an average MPG indicator on your dash see if you can get a higher number between each fill up. If you do not have an average MPG indicator on your dash, you most likely have a manual trip meter. Once you fill up, reset the trip meter. At your next fill up, divide the total miles driven by the gallons pumped and this will give you your MPG. For example, if you drove 275 miles and dispensed 15 gallons you have an average MPG of 18.3 (275 miles/15 gallons). Next time see if you can get that number up to 19. The next time see if you can push it to 20. Can you make it even farther?

open an account

To open an account for access to both of our Fueling Stations, call our office at (717) 626-7169 during the operating hours of 7:30AM – 4:00PM Monday – Friday, or visit our Customer Support Center.

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