Skip to comments.EPA moves closer to OK of 15 percent ethanol gasoline
Posted on 04/03/2012 5:03:01 AM PDT by thackney
The federal government announced Monday it has taken a step toward wide distribution of gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol by allowing manufacturers to register as suppliers.
While the EPA is moving the process forward by allowing the registration, E15 still must clear another set of federal tests and become a registered fuel in individual states. Ethanol makers then must convince petroleum marketers to sell it at gas stations.
Most ethanol fuel sold for passenger cars and pickups today is 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gas. The new blend that boosts ethanol to 15 percent would only be sold for use in 2001 and newer vehicles.
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I buy 100ll avgas for my yard equipment and my R/C plane engines. I get it at the local airport. They have a 5 gal. minimum purchase which is no big deal for me.
I’d love to know the true cost per gallon of this ethanol crap, adjusted for lost milage, when compared with undiluted gasoline.
Mine is 2003...and says 10 and no more.
Just buy a Volt. You must be one of those people who Obama referred to as "driving an old beater." Isn't it funny how the ministry of propaganda never focused on Obama's derisive comment about people who don't or can't buy a new car? I wonder what that same ministry of propaganda would have done had Romney, or any pubbie, said the same thing?
the Feds must be hurtin’ on the decline of the Federal gas tax receipts...
Since Ethanol adds sticky varnish to the fuel system of internal combustion engines, should Ethanol be banned by Congress?
BTW, should Congress also abolish the EPA?
Meanwhile, after watching station after station drop their ethanol-free gas for the last few years, it is slowly creeping back in. With the end of the subsidy, at least one chain around here has hinted that they may bring back E-0.
Intended to turn your car into a clunker. So we can run another Cash for Clunkers program.
Some Missouri stations (outside St. L) advertise premium as straight gasoline. It’s $.20-$.22/gallon over regular gas.
Try Startron fuel treatment. This is a blue liquid that you should be able to buy at your local Stihl small engine dealer. The only other one that works is the Marine Grade of Stabil fuel treatment. These two I have found to be the best products to eliminate the ethanol problems.
However, the only foolproof cure is to empty all the fuel out of your small engines IF they are going to sit for more than 2-3 weeks. Never leave fuel in a machine ,even with stablizer for more than a month. I dump the fuel back into the can and run them dry. In the case of a snowblower/lawn tractor make sure you drain the bowl on the carburator and then run them dry. You may have to prime them to get them going again but it will elimate rebuilding of carburators and dissolving of fuel lines.
My 2 Cents from years of experience and mutual frustrations.
Lastly, Zama and Walburton carbs are so cheap now, it is usually cheaper to replace them than try rebuilding them.
I may give that a try, thanks for sharing.
There's a station within 2 miles of me that sells non ethanol at 5¢ higher than ethanol. (Central Illinois)
Since I discovered it, I'm thinking of going back to gasoline operated leaf blower and weed eater. When I had them before, they would last one season and the second season they would wear my arm out trying to crank them so I switched to electric. Dragging that extension cord around is a pain but they do start every time.
Are you sure that is what you are getting, or just the rumor?
In areas that require reformulated gasoline for smog, it is either going to still be MTBE (outlawed in some states) or ethanol.
>> avgas for my yard equipment
Good idea! Thanks for sharing it.
That’s interesting. Looks like it depends on how big the nanny state is that you live in. I’m in NE, so you’d think it would be mandatory here with the farm lobby, but the Republicans here haven’t completely lost their minds yet (although they’re on their way). I use to live close to Oregon (across the river). They’re completely nuts there. I just hope I don’t live too long, because this country is tanking fast.
Sorry, I posted an out of date map.
Here is the current version in pdf form. More states and areas now require ethanol.
I pay my kids $10 for each no-ethanol gas station they spot near home or if we’re traveling and I need gas and $5 for each one when we’re traveling.
They are trying to destroy our ability to travel freely, in case you haven’t noticed.
I’ve seen some no-ethanol stations in southern Missouri, too. They’re tagged on my GPS.