I used to get my gas at a Citgo station, but I quit going there because of 10% ethanol once I found a Cenex that had ethanol free gas. Now that Citgo has switched back to ethanol free gas, making it 2 stations I know of in a town of 10,000 selling the corn free stuff. Is anyone else seeing this? Are there more stations going back to ethanol free gas because of waning business? Was the ethanol thing a craze for a short while or am I not seeing the bigger picture? Can we agree on an abbreviation of EFG for ethanol free gas or is there a standard one already? Why does Captain Crunch chew up the roof of my mouth?
I think that in some places, ethanol is required. I know that I can't get EFG in virginia at all. they usually run about a dime cheaper a gallon because of the tax difference from NC to VA. also, I think walmart only carries the "corny gas" as I call it.
and cap'n crunch does the same to me. let it soak in the milk longer, problem solved
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Things may be different now. but there have been some back woods stations I buy fuel at from time to time that I suspect don't have Ethanol, because of the unexplainable mileage gains I get on their fuel. I think in winter all fuel is ethanol, but in summer some stations may have normal stuff.
I'm pretty sure that in my state it became legally required to use ethanol in place of MTBE after MTBE contaminated a town's water supply. Shortly after that, ethanol became pretty common everywhere. Then when gas was $4/gallon, it probably became a financial advantage to cut the expensive gas with cheaper ethanol.