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whamel04

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 5:05:33 AM

as the subject states
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roadhogii
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:59:57 PM

Sorry for this post, in my haste to obtain information about e85 I did not see Don's reply. But I still like the fuel for road trips.
Gas Buddy please squeeze in a area for the e85 price and locations.
Vroom! Vroom!

[Edited by: roadhogii at 1/31/2013 12:01:18 AM EST]
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roadhogii
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:47:02 PM

I like e85 only for long road trips and in the summer months.
My problem is I can't find stations that have it.
How do I find the price and location on this site???
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edwardj66
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:06:05 AM

I do not like E85',,
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 4:06:30 PM

gasisoutrageous:

"...maybe an option would be to add the feature to report E85 prices, but not give points for it."

If there's an option to post such prices, just as there could/would be for CNG, kerosene, propane, off-road ("red" or "coloured", as suggested in the past), then it should be a for-points post. Otherwise there could be a topic in your local discussion to post such prices, and hope others keep the list current. All an option for posting this or that but not get points would lead to would be "I use CNG, but I get points for diesel which I don't use; let me get points for what I use. I shouldn't be required to post prices for something I don't use just to get points."
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 2:29:24 PM

Hopefully this isn't too late, but maybe an option would be to add the feature to report E85 prices, but not give points for it.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:50:18 PM

I'm with Gas Buddy on this one, Don. There are at least 8 other topics discussing the same thing and this one is starting to digress. It should be locked,
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 8:40:01 PM

CampKohler:
It seems the moderators already determined where to draw the line.

As for "And the fact that they continue to sell it means SOMEBODY is buying it in quantities that make it worth while."

No it doesn't make it worth while. Some stations sell CNG, some sell kerosene, some sell racing grade fuel, and yet still others sell off-road (or, as it's been called in other threads, "coloured diesel"), among other fuels, and some people are buying those too. But just because someone sells it, and SOMEBODY (emphasis is yours) it doesn't mean it needs to be a Gas Buddy entry item. At least not based on what the moderators have determined. At least that's how I see it.

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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 7:07:36 PM

It may be considered "a specialty fuel in some areas," but if the stations in one's area sell it, where do you draw the line? With the expensive CA regs requiring double-walled tank and piping and vapor-recovery systems, these stations are spending a lot of money just to handle a "specialty fuel." And the fact that they continue to sell it means SOMEBODY is buying it in quantities that make it worth while.

Because there is an E85 station feature, it is possible to determine how many stations carry it (assuming the reporting is correct). Too bad we can't search the MSL by feature in order to make that easy to do. As it is, one has to examine each station to arrive at a count, which means one has to be motivated.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 2:49:33 PM

Don:

Considering that we have a moderator's definitive response, perhaps this topic can b closed. Any additional comments, whether agreeing or disagreeing with the original post, would add little to change Gas Buddy's current position.
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Don
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 12:05:43 PM

Hello,

Thanks for your suggestion

One consideration to listing E-85 as a reportable fuel type is that, even in a lot of areas where E-85 is offered, it is either scarce or not as readily available as the three main grades of gasoline.

E-85 is considered a specialty fuel in a number of areas (the same as E-0, bio diesel, race fuel, etc) which is why for the time being, it has not been included as a reportable fuel type.

We hope to one day include ethanol indicators and other fuel types within the sites and apps, but for the time being only display prices for Regular, Midgrade, and Premium gasoline, as well as diesel.

-Don
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 11:18:58 AM

rocknvox wrote:

"bring e-85 to california"

You're asking that Gas Buddy or the Gas Buddy moderators bring "e-85" to California?
How do you propose that they do that? Isn't that a little out of their realm or ability?

Surely CampKohler isn't adding that suggestion to his list (and is only adding what's been suggested in numerous topics, an E-85 price option).

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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:31:43 AM

This suggestion has been added to Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject.
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rocknvox
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:18:05 AM

bring e-85 to california
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 6:19:51 AM

This has been suggested numerous times in the past. CampKohler has all these suggestions listed in his wiki that no one looks at. Also, if you would have done a search on this category for E85 you would have found at least 8 other topics about the same thing.
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