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What % Of Alcohol Does Your State Have?

MEXICOWANDERER
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It looks like USA gasoline is going to jump to fifteen percent minimum.
Forever
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afidel
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The only vehicles that should run E15 are those that are already flex-fuel certified (ie can run E85), anyone running E15 in a non-flex system is in for a world of hurt with very expensive repair bill coming most likely.
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goducks10
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time2roll wrote:
miltvill wrote:
E85 gas has been sold for years at U-Gas stations in Florida. I don't use it in our Honda. My understanding is E85 has 51% to 83% ethanol. U-Gas always has plenty of customers, however; the gas cost the same as the 10% ethanol gas stations. I don't see the savings going to 15% ethanol will accomplish.
Any initial savings is lost in fuel economy due to lower energy content.


Depends on how much less $$ it is to how many mpg's you lose. You could actually save money.

time2roll
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miltvill wrote:
E85 gas has been sold for years at U-Gas stations in Florida. I don't use it in our Honda. My understanding is E85 has 51% to 83% ethanol. U-Gas always has plenty of customers, however; the gas cost the same as the 10% ethanol gas stations. I don't see the savings going to 15% ethanol will accomplish.
Any initial savings is lost in fuel economy due to lower energy content.

miltvill
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E85 gas has been sold for years at U-Gas stations in Florida. I don't use it in our Honda. My understanding is E85 has 51% to 83% ethanol. U-Gas always has plenty of customers, however; the gas cost the same as the 10% ethanol gas stations. I don't see the savings going to 15% ethanol will accomplish.
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wa8yxm
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Not exactly on topic but remember when the Safety adds said "Alcohol and Gasoline do not mix" (Of course they were talking about alcohol inside the Driver and gasoline inside the tank. but hey.. Intent of post is laughing.
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Draggo
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3 tons wrote:
With one of the world’s biggest breadbaskets forced to likely forego it’s next crop planting season, and food prices beginning to escalate, seems like the perfect misuse of America’s corn…JMO

3 tons


That's what I was wondering. Isn't it just going to drive the price of corn up either leaving less for food products or make them cost even more???? I'd rather pay the $.10/gallon more than have my groceries get even more expensive.
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thomasmnile
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agesilaus wrote:


Its sold all over the state as 'marine gas' and the stuff locally is lower octane


Come to think of it, the biggest market for ethanol free gas at Wawa seems to be landscape and lawn maintenance contractors & boaters. IIRC, the alcohol free at Wawa is 89 octane, and before Wawa's entry into Florida alcohol free was around but hard to find in the Orlando area.

folivier
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smoke and mirrors

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garym114 wrote:
MEXICOWANDERER wrote:
It looks like USA gasoline is going to jump to fifteen percent minimum.
Forever

All gas is not going to 15% as a minimum. A few ethanol producing states are going to blend and sell 15% gas outside of the normal June to September cutoff.
Nothing is going to change with 10% gas availability.

Gary is right.

Only about 2% of stations are set for 15% and most of those are in the mid west. The rest of the US will likely remain as is.

This "emergency" action is lipstick on a pig.

cptqueeg
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3 tons wrote:
With one of the world’s biggest breadbaskets forced to likely forego it’s next crop planting season, and food prices beginning to escalate, seems like the perfect misuse of America’s corn…JMO

3 tons


Agreed, it's always been a handout to big ag.
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agesilaus
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time2roll wrote:
thomasmnile wrote:
Wawa stores in Florida sell alcohol free gas. Unfortunately the cost difference between it & E10 is not negligible. 70-80 cents higher than E10 last I looked.
That only because those that seek it out are willing to pay much more. Does not reflect cost or the price if all the booze was taken out.


Its sold all over the state as 'marine gas' and the stuff locally is lower octane
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3_tons
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With one of the world’s biggest breadbaskets forced to likely forego it’s next crop planting season, and food prices beginning to escalate, seems like the perfect misuse of America’s corn…JMO

3 tons

time2roll
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thomasmnile wrote:
Wawa stores in Florida sell alcohol free gas. Unfortunately the cost difference between it & E10 is not negligible. 70-80 cents higher than E10 last I looked.
That only because those that seek it out are willing to pay much more. Does not reflect cost or the price if all the booze was taken out.

thomasmnile
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Wawa stores in Florida sell alcohol free gas. Unfortunately the cost difference between it & E10 is not negligible. 70-80 cents higher than E10 last I looked.