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JT

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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 12:01:00 AM

Is ethanol-free gasoline available near where you live?
• Yes
• No
• I don't know

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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dchammer888
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 9:33:01 PM

None available near where I either live or work, in the northern-Atlanta suburbs. Closest stations are in Flowery Branch, GA or Cumming, GA. These places are so far from home/work that it's a case of diminishing marginal returns to drive there for gas...
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Trotts19
Rookie Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 12:33:38 PM

I'll never understand where people got it into their heads that E10 is bad.
Gas with ethanol has been around since the early 70s, where it was called gasahol among other names.
I've been using it since then and I've NEVER had a fuel related problem with any of my vehicles
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 9:13:36 AM

all of the gas pumps in my area say that the pumpe fuel contans up to 10% ethanol.
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jdevlin
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 8:09:31 AM

I think most of the gas in Canada is ethanol free.
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coffeebrake1015
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 1:43:44 PM

no we have none at all by me
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jdevlin
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 12:51:34 AM

I think we better in Canada than in USA.
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iwannavet
Champion Author Kitchener-Waterloo

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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 11:13:25 AM

I don't know
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sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 7:19:30 AM

Yes
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achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 1:25:13 PM

I don't know
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Gmsclecarparts
All-Star Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 1:32:55 PM

YES, & at quite a few OKC metro area stations. it's priced reasonably in comparison to e10 junk gas.

Weds I filled up in OKC at %3.05 a gallon. In comparison, the very cheapest price in the metro area for e10 junk gas that day was $3.03 a gallon. In order to go the same amt of miles on the same $60 purchase, I would have needed a gallon & a half bigger gas tank, & the e10 would have needed to cost less than $2.82 a gallon.
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IKAREOKE2
Rookie Author Ventura

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 9:52:33 PM

I don't know. What is that?
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TOOMUCH
Sophomore Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 1:02:03 AM

no
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AgouraGuy1
Sophomore Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 7:51:58 PM

No.
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pkrpro
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 12:27:09 PM

i dont know
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april4
Champion Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 11:57:15 AM

No
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redsox20042007
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 11:10:32 AM

No
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pricewar
Champion Author Ogden

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 4:00:06 AM

?
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fhnorth
Sophomore Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:18:51 AM

Yes
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gizmojoe
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 6:17:30 AM

no
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bill294
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 11:10:06 AM

no wish it where. Gas milage in my car goes down 1.5-2.5 mpg with ethanol added
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Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 6:38:29 AM

No
Not available in most areas anymore
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fhnorth
Sophomore Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 9:56:26 PM

Yes, only in the summer months
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twopairAL
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 3:55:45 PM

yes in the Huntsvile, Al area.

[Edited by: twopairAL at 8/13/2012 4:01:04 PM EST]
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Luv2ride33
Sophomore Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 7:56:00 PM

yes Apple Shed

[Edited by: Luv2ride33 at 7/29/2012 8:02:19 PM EST]
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 6:34:28 AM

50 miles away.
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OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 2:35:40 AM

I don't know
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ggg452
Champion Author Manitoba

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 6:08:20 PM

NO.
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gasscout_1
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:15:26 PM

yes
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TLB2000
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2012 3:29:10 AM

Yes
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litesong
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 5:50:49 PM

I'm late. Can get ethanol-free gasoline one town over. Two towns away, one station had a good price. After the oil refinery fire, that caused prices to jump skyward, recovered & prices dropped, the station with good prices did not come down in price as much. Our three cars increased their mpg by 8.5%, 7% & 5% after switching to 100% pure gasoline. All engines are smoother, quieter, & have more power to ascend hills with less downshifting.
Only ethanol engines with much greater compression ratios than gasoline engines, can get the efficiency out of ethanol.

[Edited by: litesong at 7/6/2012 5:52:32 PM EST]
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skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 5:50:22 PM

yes
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evey315
Sophomore Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:50:00 PM

yes, but I do not use it
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1brendle
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:10:45 PM

don't know
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melekali
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2012 10:41:10 PM

Yes it is. Ethanol is a waste of perfectly good corn.
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RevDrCBJ
Veteran Author Ann Arbor

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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2012 11:07:34 PM

Don't seem to be able to use it, anyway
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rugby2
Rookie Author Kalamazoo

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2012 10:04:15 AM

I wish. Ethanol is a big scam, takes more BTU to make then produces. Brazil makes from sugarcane. we use corn which is a joke. makes food cost more, farm land cost go up. it's all a scam by politicians purchased by lobbyist. not good for the environment
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anointedpurpose12
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2012 6:33:08 PM

yes
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Effincrazy
Rookie Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2012 2:51:51 PM

Thankfully yes. Better mileage outweighs any price differential.

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BeamerBC
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Message Posted: May 27, 2012 1:17:24 PM

Yes
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LonghornBubba
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 5:03:04 PM

no
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StillWillIV
Sophomore Author South Bend

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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 1:39:50 PM

YES!
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LonghornBubba
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: May 17, 2012 10:41:59 AM

no
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Panama19
Champion Author Louisville

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Message Posted: May 16, 2012 12:18:57 AM

No
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carinthuist
Champion Author San Francisco

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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 9:26:40 PM

I HAVE NOT SEEN any available in sf.,limited supply.

[Edited by: carinthuist at 5/15/2012 9:28:11 PM EST]
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grizzlybearcub
Rookie Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 8:39:56 PM

i dont think so. it was previously offered but i thinks sales decline due to the higher price
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 3:20:27 PM


=> Are you going to pay an extra 21¢ a gallon to be e-free? <=

If I'm driving the Saturn, yes. Without a second thought. Because with the loss of mileage on E10 it's still WAY cheaper on a cost per mile basis. The price of gas would have to be around $1.50 a gallon just to break even at a 21¢ differential. Don't get me wrong, I'll get a cheaper price if I can but ultimately it comes down to how much it costs to run fuel, and E10 just costs way more, because it goes so much less distance.

So for my car, if e-free gas is, say, $3.75, then E10 would have to be about $3.00, no more than 3.20, just to even come close to the same driving distance for the dollar. YMMV.

Btw if you know the addresses of those Alabama sources, please post 'em here.

[Edited by: sluggopyle at 5/14/2012 3:25:38 PM EST]
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tfrankDE
Rookie Author Delaware

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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 2:52:39 PM

I don't think it is. It tore up my Holly 600 carburetor by causing the float control to freeze in place with slime on the float control shaft in the primers an secondaries floats. this messed up my 327 engine over a length of time. it cost for Replacement engine & labor all together was $4000.00+ what will they do next to help us out.
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Sumflow
Rookie Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 4:55:12 AM

How do you tell?
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RxHugh
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 7:16:04 PM

n
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tc17a
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 6:04:42 PM

yes it is
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