Originally Posted by Mike OReilly
Iíve been told that premium rated gasoline (high octane) in Canada
are ethanol-free. Some preliminary research
confirms this, but there seems to be some ambiguity on the official sites.
Could be, that is true in some US States, and not all that many States actually mandate ETH.
I know the Chevron ďJobberĒ in the town I used to live in, ETH is difficult cause it canít be in the pipeline, it has to be trucked and he would then blend it in as the gas came out of the pipeline.
He delivered fuel
to Farms, construction sites etc. and all fuel
he delivered was ETH free. According to him to switch over to Ethanol fuel meant the tanks
had to be cleaned, new hoses put on and new pumps too, and his customers were not going to pay for that.
According to him, the break even point for Ethanol was fuel at $4 a gallon, I think that along with the labor, trucking costs etc was what Ethanol costs, so if gasoline is $3 a gallon, your losing money
adding in Ethanol. Now it is an octane booster so maybe there is some savings there.
Were it not for the big corn lobby and a few other organizations that make money
from it, I believe ETH would go away, just like it did in the 1980ís when it was called Gasahol, remember Gasahol?