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Author Topic: Identify stations as 100% gas, 10% Ethanol, or E85 Back to Topics

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Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Sep 20, 2008 11:12:33 PM

I think it is important to identify what type of gas you are buying along with the price paid. Obviously ethanol is cheaper than 100% gas, but if I don't know the station sells, I have to drive all the way over there to see if it is 10% ethanol or pure gas. I think and easy fix to this is when you list the station, just put either 100%, Ethanol, or E85 in the box with the name and location.
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Champion Author Vancouver

Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2008 2:19:26 AM

I should add E10 comment for Mohawk and Husky stations
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Champion Author St. Louis

Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Oct 5, 2008 5:33:05 PM

good idea
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Sophomore Author Phoenix

Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Sep 30, 2008 10:59:41 PM

Gasbuddy doesn't like the mention of anything starting with an "e"
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Champion Author Colorado Springs

Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Sep 30, 2008 2:29:33 AM

the level of ethanol should be posted due to varations BUT the Octane is critical also because of changes from state to state when you travel INTERSTATE as much as I do. Problem is MOST drivers don't pay attention ANYWAY, neither does the gas station. Cooperation is unlikely.
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Champion Author Spokane

Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Sep 29, 2008 7:02:01 PM

Sneakers55 wrote: "Smells like whisky... it's E10"

Uh oh... looks like another cheap source of Grandpa's old cough medicine... look out!!!
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Champion Author Houston

Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Sep 29, 2008 3:55:49 PM

sluggopyle wrote:

>here are I think 14 states including DC that don't require a
>label, although Texas is not one of them.

I got far enough out from the major metropolitan areas in Texas earlier this month that I got some straight gasoline.

They didn't have vapor recovery nozzles either and the fumes were nearly overwhelming but unfamiliar.

You can tell E10 just by getting a whiff of the escaping vapors. Smells like whisky... it's E10.

[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 9/29/2008 4:56:33 PM EST]
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Rookie Author Oklahoma City

Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Sep 29, 2008 2:53:50 PM

Not only should they identify the E10/E85 stations, but separate the 100% gas stations from them.
OF COURSE the E10 will be cheaper! But I'm only interested in REAL gas.
That SHOULD be an option, like the reg, med & premium choices.
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Champion Author Spokane

Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Sep 28, 2008 6:22:16 AM

I think this is a great idea. Especially as alternative fuels such as bio-diesel becomes more popular, it would be nice to search for stations that carry this.
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Champion Author Connecticut

Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Sep 26, 2008 10:31:00 AM

If you buy gasoline in Conn it has ethanol in it. I believe a minimum of 10%. I believe tah the same is true of other jurisdictions as well and is mandated by EPA and State law. It would seem possible for GB to construct a map or some such for those who want to buy their fuel outside of the mandatory zones .
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Rookie Author South Carolina

Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Sep 25, 2008 7:04:31 AM

I agree it is important to know what you're buying. I use E85 frequently now, but before when I had an even older car, it was important to avoid ethanol altogether because ANY is not good for some car parts and part of conservation is trying to get as much life out of a vehicle as possible and not actually causing its early demise. I also wish there was a way to post E85 like there is for diesel. I actually live in a household that uses regular, mid-grade, diesel, AND E85.
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Sophomore Author North Carolina

Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Sep 23, 2008 7:45:50 PM

Love it! Great idea.
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Champion Author North Carolina

Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Sep 22, 2008 2:06:08 PM

BD is correct- there are I think 14 states including DC that don't require a label, although Texas is not one of them. You can also inquire within, IF you find an employee that knows what they're talking about (thanks, local Shell).

Ethanol-free station info is being tracked in local forums. Check your state board, there should be a thread where people report E-free stations. If you don't see one, start one. And when you do find one in your travels, post the price with "ethanol-free" in the comment line. It's all we have for now.
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Champion Author Charlotte

Joined:Jul 2005
Message Posted: Sep 21, 2008 5:03:39 PM

Would be impossible to do in NC, even if you were standing in front of the pump. NC law allows stations/brands to have up to 10% Ethanol without any notice.
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Champion Author South Carolina

Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Sep 21, 2008 8:14:12 AM

Been trying for years to make that happen...
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