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menell3250

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 5:40:34 PM

I need to know if Shell v-power has ethanol?
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mhradecky
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2014 8:50:37 PM

Ethanol is from corn?
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Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 3:48:37 PM

yes
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 1:47:58 PM

Probably. The EPA dictates it.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 9:54:19 AM

So BRERRABBITTX, what's a RIN?
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sks1586
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 9:09:16 AM

unknown
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brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 3:20:16 PM

Totally depends on where in Texas you are located. If you are in the Houston area, or the Dallas Metroplex, then the answer is probably yes. If you are driving from say Houston to Dallas then the answer is maybe. Houston and Dallas are EPA mandated areas where all fuel must have 10& ethanol. However if you stop in say Huntsville along the way then the gas you buy there could be ethanol free.

The reality is that as the value of RIN's climb as they have in the last two months no one wants to sell gas at the wholesale level without ethanol in it. So if the retail sites even in areas that can sell ethanol free gas cannot get it then they can't sell it.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 8:30:41 AM

It does here in Mississippi --> up to 10%
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 7:57:23 AM

All Shell gas has ethanol and you probably should not be burning this high octane in your vehicle. Check your owners manual and see.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 6:06:00 AM

yes
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jes
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 5:06:14 AM

yes
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 9:59:01 PM

If your running a classic car with many days in storage, you might want to check with some of your local car clubs on advice to protect the vehicle. With vented systems and cork seals, ethanol can cause some damage and potential fuel leaks if not properly stored and maintained.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 9:42:26 PM

Yes it does.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 8:57:45 PM

Shell V-power in the United States, is subject to local regulations per Shell's website, the octane level of Shell V-Power premium gasoline is 91-93 octane, depending upon your local selling market, and contains ethanol as required by local governments.

Until several years ago, Shell V-power was marked (at the pump) as ethanol-free. That no longer is the case, and unless the pump is specifically makred "ethanol-free", the fuel contains ethanol.

Does that answer the question?

And can we expect that you'll soon be posting gas prices for Shell or other fuels, with or without ethanol?
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 8:46:16 PM

Almost all gas sold across the country has 10% ethanol. Most gas is formulated at the refinery to be mixed with ethanol so it has insufficient octane (<87) to be used without adding ethanol.

I'm no fan of ethanol but the reality is that it usually doesn't result in a severe loss of mileage.

[Edited by: Houckster at 4/4/2013 8:48:17 PM EST]
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 5:42:14 PM

Yes 10% ethanol
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