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Old 09-24-2012, 09:59 PM   #21
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Florida is a mandatory ethanol state. E0 is only sold for marine use/mostly off road use.

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:22 AM   #22
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I don't think its required here but I do think it IS required to have blend. I wonder if there is any point in putting in premium. I guess I have to just get premium and HOPE it is only 5.7% ethanol vs 10%.

"The fifteen states that don't require stations to tell you if the gasoline contains ethanol: (alphabetically) California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Ohio.
Read more at http://blog.gasbuddy.com/posts/Does-your-state-require-ethanol-labeling/1715-402716-251.aspx#6QtKWUHMCQxxC0mc.99"
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http://blog.gasbuddy.com/posts/Does-...02716-251.aspx

Also I found this, but it's kind of confusing. Does this state that ALL gas has to be 10% or simply that it is easiest to meet the requirements by making all gas 10% blend?
http://www.ethanoltoday.com/index.ph...id=86&Itemid=6

I haven't seen any labeling of E10 E0 E85 etc EVER.
Up until a year or so ago, new york state required ethanol only in certain areas where air pollution was considered to be a problem, like NYC, buffalo, etc. Then the idiots in charge decided that the whole state should be E10 compliant. what a pita. Since then (in two diff cars) i've noticed a good 5% drop in mileage both city and hwy. sucks.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:37 PM   #23
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i've noticed a good 5% drop in mileage both city and hwy.
If that is correct, it is the quality of the gasoline the ethanol is blended with. Ever think of the economics if E0 was all there was and the oil companies couldn't use the part of a barrel of crude they are able to pawn off now---less usable gas from a barrel equal more barrels used and I bet a barrel would be worth more. I think that's the way economics work anyway.
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Troy, I came to the same conclusion. I found a local Gate station selling ethanol free 91 octane. It was 4.15/gallon vs 3.75/gallon for E10 89. I ran three tankfuls and saw no improvement in mpg at all.
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Ditto, I'm back to running 93 E10 and my city mileage looks very close to the same. Since it's 40 cents per gallon cheaper, and allows my car to run better, it's a no brainer to run the cheaper/higher octane fuel.
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