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DADDYBGG

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 5:34:39 PM

in addition to the diesel, premium, plus prices aswell as regular. You should make an e10 and e 85 column so we wont be confused and misleading when we post the prices about the lowest regular gas??
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 12:13:17 PM

Not only is E0 not on the way out as the speculators are suggesting, but it has seen a resurgence over the last 12-18 months whether proponents and investors in ethanol production like it or not.

RG
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2013 4:49:30 AM

Ethanol is the biggest scam and ripoff of the driving public.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:25:56 AM

I do not believe the Mods are willing to face the ethanol issue forthrightly. They have posted in several forums that E0 is on the way out so why try to address it. Frankly, I doubt that. Public dissatisfaction with ethanol is growing and, with decreasing gasoline sales, it is getting harder for distributors to comply with the ethanol mandate. In my area of Virginia we have lost a few E0 stations and gained some others. There has been little or no net loss in availability over the past couple of years. I know where the E0 stations are in my routine travel area but I would love for GasBuddy to have some means of flagging stations that sell E0 so I will know where to go when out of my comfort zone. I use E0 exclusively and that creates problems for some trips.

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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 10:03:30 PM

Yup Gas Buddy E-10 is pretty much regular now.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 6:45:33 PM

Isn't, for the overwhelming part of the United States, E-10 the same as regular?

However, why not have columns for other automotive fuels? Several members have noted E-85, E-30, E-20, E-15, as well as E-10. There should also be a way to easily compare the different E-listings. For example, A gallon of E85 has an energy content of about 80,000 BTU, compared to gasoline's 124,800 BTU. So about 1.56 gallon of E-85 takes you as far as 1 gallon of gasoline, which means that there should be an easy way to see which of the fuels offers the best options price and fuel economy-wise.

And, why not columns for Methanol/M85? And for Compressed Natural Gas? And for Biodiesel? And for Hydrogen? And for Compressed Air? In some earlier discussions a number of people talked about using Vegetable Oil in their vehicles; if people knew what the price of vegetable oil was in their driving areas they might be more willing to convert their vehicles to this low cost fuel alternative. And what about BioMass (it's also known as Wood Pellets)? While that's limited to very few vehicles now, that's something that's been proven to work and would be an inexpensive fuel option.

And what about for Electricity? There are different rates for using electricity, both at home and at charging stations, and it might be useful to know if it's worth charging at a "charging station" versus waiting until you get home to recharge your batteries?

And one last suggestion: While the Genepax vehicles didn't make it (just as the Fisker didn't make it), maybe we should also have a column for the price of water (you have to understand the Genepax vehicles and the conversion kits). After all, there's a significant difference in prices when buying various brands of water, as well as bottle sizes, including gallon and five gallon sizes).

And I think that, while not a lot of gas dispensers have as many grades as Sunoco has, there should be options for posting for stations such as Sunoco. Just an idea.

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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 6:03:39 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject.
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