<VV> Fuel Prices per Octane
corvairduval at cox.net
Fri Jul 26 18:58:58 EDT 2013
Must be a Michigan thing, as all premium sold around here at Shell, BP,
Exxon, Wawa, Sheets, etc have 10% ethanol, as do all other grades also.
Has been for many years. Only a handful of places are listed on
puregas.org as being ethanol free in these parts (all are marinas), none
of which are convenient enough for me to drive a Corvair to and fill up.
So I have been running ethanol contaminated gas for years.
We enjoyed the $ 0.10 price difference at most stations around here for
years, just in the last month we have joined the $ 0.20 cents increase
or more. Oh well...
> The last time I observed only a $0.10 price difference between grades
> was when gas sold for $2.30-$2.75/gal. At that time the $0.20 price
> amounted to about 8% extra for the premium grade. Now that gas is about
> $4.00/gal the same 8% is about $0.30. Note that practically ALL 87 and
> 89 octane gas is 10% ethanol which gets a government subsidy. Shell and
> BP premium (there are others) are typically non-ethanol and are
> therefore proportionally more expensive because they do not contain the
> subsidized price alcohol.
> Dale Dewald
> Hancock, MI
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