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Old 02-01-2008, 08:37 PM   #21
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Ahh, but just because it's produced locally doesn't mean it's distributed locally. I've interviewed with two Oil companies in the past (Marathon and SunOil) who both have refineries within 45 minutes of my house (as do BP and I think Shell). I had asked the guys at SunOil about their control on gas prices since it was expensive here even with a bunch of local refineries. And they stated something along the lines of the Oil they refine here in Ohio goes out West to the Plains States, and the Oil they refine out there comes this way. I think it had to do with keeping gas prices somewhat level across the country.

But yeah, I do agree that USA (or even North American) processed fuel would be a lot more appealing than foreign oil. But I'm not willing to switch just to have to go fill up every week (or less) when I'm currently filling up every week-and-a-half to two weeks. It's just a psychological thing for me. I feel that I spend less, when I spend less often. And knowing that i'll be spending more often is a deterant to change.
Could be, I don't really know. Ethanol is likely sold close to where it's processed because shipping it long distances is expensive and difficult.
I've read that Sunoco was a good place to buy gas because they buy no oil from the middle east.

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Old 02-01-2008, 09:46 PM   #22
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...I've read that Sunoco was a good place to buy gas because they buy no oil from the middle east.
have some proof on this? i'd think this would price them right outta the market.

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Old 02-02-2008, 08:23 AM   #23
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have some proof on this? i'd think this would price them right outta the market.
I got it from this if you believe it. I'm not really sure
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:27 AM   #24
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Sunoco ?.....you gotta be kidding ...I heard they were owned by terrorists ( ok well at least Venezuela ) I do know they buy oil from Algeria .....anyway yeah I do have e85 close to my house and a distribution park coming in a few months but who cares? just burn Valero (supposedly U.S gasoline) and you will help the economy. ( add 2-3 oz. Acetone/ 10gal. and whala ...almost no emitions)

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Old 02-02-2008, 05:35 PM   #25
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Sunoco ?.....you gotta be kidding ...I heard they were owned by terrorists ( ok well at least Venezuela ) I do know they buy oil from Algeria .....anyway yeah I do have e85 close to my house and a distribution park coming in a few months but who cares? just burn Valero (supposedly U.S gasoline) and you will help the economy. ( add 2-3 oz. Acetone/ 10gal. and whala ...almost no emitions)
Guess you didn't click the second link that said that Valero is 32% Persian Gulf Oil.

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Old 02-03-2008, 12:16 PM   #26
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There's one less than two miles down the road from me. Unfortunately, the price difference is less than 10% and doesn't make up for decreased MPG. I still buy occasionally, just to support, but I know I'm in the minority.

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Old 02-03-2008, 02:16 PM   #27
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Charlie, you forgot the option "I have no idea where they are" in the poll.

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there are a few E85 fuel stations in the Detroit area.
use this to locate them http://afdcmap2.nrel.gov/locator/
I found that site through Google and there's 14 within a 25mile radius of Detroit. But I cannot find something that tells me where there are E85 stations in Ontario. I see plety of FlexFuel GM trucks around here, but I don't know if we even have any stations that sell it.

I'd probably be better off going to Detroit to buy it, like I do regualr gas, I'm sure it's much cheaper.

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There's one less than two miles down the road from me. Unfortunately, the price difference is less than 10% and doesn't make up for decreased MPG. I still buy occasionally, just to support, but I know I'm in the minority.
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:58 PM   #29
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Good resource for US E85 locations:

US Dept. Of Energy - E.E.R.E.

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http://e85fuel.com/

E85fuel.com is only showing three locations in Ontario, Canada.



I've been following E85 since it was just a pipe dream in science lab research papers. I'm hoping to have an E85 vehicle as my next car, whether it be the Tahoe Hybrid, Tahoe PPV, or something else.

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http://e85fuel.com/

E85fuel.com is only showing three locations in Ontario, Canada.
I saw that site. I can't find anything except US locations on thier finder.

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Old 02-04-2008, 12:19 AM   #31
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I saw that site. I can't find anything except US locations on thier finder.
click on "Find E85 near you (consumers)"

then, looking at the US map, click on the little red maple leaf and text that says "click here for Canadian Stations". It's up in the area of the map where Canada is supposed to be.



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click on "Find E85 near you (consumers)"

then, looking at the US map, click on the little red maple leaf and text that says "click here for Canadian Stations". It's up in the area of the map where Canada is supposed to be.

I did not see this leaf you speak of. I'll look now.

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E85fuel.com is only showing three locations in Ontario, Canada.
That leaf wasn't there when I was on the site yesterday...that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Well of the 3 in Ontario, none of them are near me. One is almost 1 1/2hrs away, but I've been to that town before, another is about 3 1/2hrs away, and I've been there before as well, and the last one is in Ottawa, that's like 12hrs away. I've never been, but always wated to go there.

So why do I see so many GM FFVs on the road here?

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That leaf wasn't there when I was on the site yesterday...that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Well of the 3 in Ontario, none of them are near me. One is almost 1 1/2hrs away, but I've been to that town before, another is about 3 1/2hrs away, and I've been there before as well, and the last one is in Ottawa, that's like 12hrs away. I've never been, but always wated to go there.

So why do I see so many GM FFVs on the road here?
The leaf must be visible only to those of us in the US. They are thinking of keeping it as a symbol of the new territory.



If I had an E85 vehicle and available fuel, I'd use it as long as the cost comparison was close. I wouldn't even mind the extra fills required or losing a couple bucks to keep the money in our economy. Here we are all using 10% ethanol, and I think it's state wide. If every state did that, that's a 10% reduction in oil consumption. It's still a bandaid, but if we work at stopping the bleeding we might make progress on healing the wound.

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Old 02-04-2008, 12:05 PM   #35
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The leaf must be visible only to those of us in the US. They are thinking of keeping it as a symbol of the new territory.
I'm beginning to wonder. I know I was looking at the greal lakes region yesterday and no leaf. I'm now on a US ISP through work, but at home I'm on a Canadian ISP.

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Old 02-20-2008, 03:33 PM   #36
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Yeah there are two different walmarts that are near me that both have an E85 pump.

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Old 03-07-2008, 10:48 PM   #37
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like texas would actually put up e85 stations anyway?

I fill up in Sachse, TX. They have E85 at the Kroger grocery store there along with regular gas. In fact, several stations in the Dallas metro area have E85, as well as several in Houston, Austin, and Waco. I've run it in my 97 SL for about 6000 mi.

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=113509

http://www.verasun.com/Press/details.cfm?ID=122

This brand of E85 has many stations in TX. From my experience it runs about ~15% less in price than regular. My last fillup was 2.68 and regular was 3.08.

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I have an E-85 station about 4-5 miles east of my house, only one in the county AFAIK. I've been thinking about running my car on some E-21.5 when the weather warms up (1/4 E-85, 3/4 unleaded).

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I have at least 3 within 25 miles of my home. In the Chicago area the only two gas stations that carry it are Gas city and shell. Right now 87 octane is 3.25 here. E85 is 2.59-2.79. I will think about buying a E85 compatible car in future. Even though you get a little worse gas mileage with it as I've heard

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I have at least 3 within 25 miles of my home. In the Chicago area the only two gas stations that carry it are Gas city and shell. Right now 87 octane is 3.25 here. E85 is 2.59-2.79. I will think about buying a E85 compatible car in future. Even though you get a little worse gas mileage with it as I've heard
In Princeton they have an FS station that has a E85 pump as well as regular (E10) pumps.E85 used to be almost a $1 cheaper than regular but in the last few days its almost as much as regular fuel.

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