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badger2

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 3:27:28 PM

Phillips 66 used to be but not sure anymore?
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jack4141
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 1:47:16 AM

Some off brands, but not in my area.
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 1:08:33 AM

You in Tampa JR?



[Edited by: JoeKing at 4/12/2013 1:10:53 AM EST]
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 12:50:42 AM

not in this area
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 9:55:32 PM

only E-0 pumps I know of are at the airport.
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badger2
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2013 3:58:30 PM

THANKS JohnnyRu for the website. Most helpful.
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sks1586
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 8:42:45 AM

unknown
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giwan
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 11:05:00 PM

Often the higher grades are
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FarmTech
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 10:07:47 PM

I have not seen any Major Brands (i.e. Exxon, BP, Chevron, Shell, etc.) in all my travels in the last 3 years.

That being said, we primarily travel on the East Coast, usually in MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL and, occasionally, KY and TN. We did go along the Gulf Coast into West TX, and saw no major brands E-Free. We did find some E-Free and tried it, but the percentage gain in actual fuel mileage was more than offset by the 18 to 39 cents plus more per gallon increase in cost. We did not find many of the E-Free stations that offered Regular or 87 gas, many only had Premium or 93 gasoline offered E-Free. We just went back to using Top Tier with E10 stickers on the pumps. Got the best prices with GasBuddy and most deals where within 2 miles of the Interstate. When we stopped to get fuel we were either at or near the hotel or near some good food.

[Edited by: FarmTech at 4/6/2013 10:12:31 PM EST]
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JohnnyRu
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 8:35:49 PM

wesite that lists ethanol-free gas stations by state

http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp
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JoeKing
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 4:10:40 PM

Here in BC all stations give you the option of buying gas with no ethanol. Unfortunately its only premium grade gas that contains no ethanol.
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slicerette
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 2:30:21 PM

Here in Indiana and Michigan almost all our pumps are E10
All brands must sell E10 here
but ethanol free gasoline is avaiable at one station - the Farm co-op and sells for $3.90 a gallon.

Almost all our gasoline is refined at BP Whiting Indiana - sixth largest in the world - only exception is CountyMark of Mt.Vernon Indiana - they only use American oil.

[Edited by: slicerette at 4/5/2013 2:37:29 PM EST]
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AFOS
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 9:33:54 AM

Not where I live.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 8:33:53 AM

Some stations are ethanol free - but you pay more for it ...
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valby
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 8:09:13 AM

No
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 8:04:48 AM

its not about brands but where you live. All brands here have ethanol free regular
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 8:01:27 AM

Brand names really don't enter into the equation as all of the gas for every station in a given area comes from one terminal only. It depends on the terminal, not the brand name, and you would be extremely hard pressed to find non ethanol gas anywhere now. If fact some of them are up to 85 per cent ethanol.
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jes
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 5:05:53 AM

If there is a brand that's ethanol free, we don't have it where I live.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 10:44:45 PM

I do not know about brand, but I can get it at most stations here.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 9:06:46 PM

You wrote:

"Phillips 66 used to be but not sure anymore?"

Because of the question mark, are you asking if Phillips 66 is ethanol free, or are you stating that it's ethanol free.

Every brand (or at least virtually every brand) is both with ethanol and ethanol-free. Depending on your local or state regulations, every brand sells gas with ethanol at the basic pumps. Some gas stations (and you can find them under any brand and at unbranded stations), if permitted by local or state regulation, sell ethanol free gas. Ethanol-free fuel, if allowed, is generally sold at the discretion of individual gas stations based on local demand and, willingness for stations to have separate dispensers (which often remain idle due to the limited demand).

For a point of reference, unless the station is "ethanol free", ethanol free is sold at pumps on separate gas dispenser islands (i.e., the ethanol-free gas is not sold from the same dispenser, nor is it sold from a separate dispenser on the island selling "with ethanol" and diesel fuel, so as not to confuse customers. Again, as a point of reference, I've found ethanol-free gas to sell for about 50 cents or more above the price of regular (with ethanol) or about 20 to 30 cents per gallon above the price of premium (with ethanol).

Does that answer your question?
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