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San Jose

Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 1:27:46 AM

There are a few station who pump this
A list and prices would be a nice addition
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 4:12:20 PM

Hi vettex2,

Generally you'll find 100+ octane (considered race fuel) within the vicinity of auto sport parks or race tracks, which is handy for competitors that are qualifying for "pump gas" events. Otherwise there are some areas where this is popular but is also a limited number.

Unfortunately the number of stations selling 100+ octane is limited, the volume of stations offering this octane does not justify implementing it into the site and apps. Sorry for any inconvenience.

As Gas_Buddy has already quoted, for the time being we're going to continue displaying prices for the three main grades of gasoline (Regular, Midgrade, Premium) and Diesel.


[Edited by: Don at 6/11/2013 4:13:34 PM EST]
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Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 2:03:09 PM


Yes, the Subaru BRZ runs on 93 octane (and 3 octane is recommended), Subaru indicates that the fuel requirement for the BRZ is premium unleaded gasoline (91 octane).

While a number of vehicles may, in fact use, octane ratings greater than than 91 or 93, gasoline with 100 octane ratings are a specialty items. As the moderators recently wrote in a different thread regarding ethanol-free fuel,
Specialty fuels
"...ethanol free gasoline is considered a specialty fuel, similarly in regards to race gas, E-85 and biodiesel....We hope to one day include ethanol indicators and other fuel types within the sites and apps, but for the time being continue to display prices for Regular, Midgrade, and Premium gasoline, as well as Diesel."

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All-Star Author Pennsylvania

Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Jun 11, 2013 1:11:19 PM

In the case of California, 100 octane fuel is not as "specialized" as one might think. Normal fuels in California are not allowed to have octane ratings above 91. Anyone in California who has a car that recommends 93 octane can only achieve this octane by blending with a street-legal 100-octane racing fuel. While 93-octane cars are certainly a minority, they're not just the realm of overpowered luxury cars that hardly anyone has. For example, the Subaru BRZ (a small coupe that only costs about $25k) runs on 93 octane. There are some other states where 93-octane fuel is hard to find as well, so I'd say this is a legitimate request for people whose cars run on premium gas.
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Champion Author Sacramento

Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 3:43:32 PM

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

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 3:08:59 PM

While there may be a few stations that pump "100 octane", it's not a generally used fuel and wouldn't likely be a fuel that many Gas Buddy members use or would post prices for.

Because it's so specialized, assuming that you're looking for the prices for your own (local) use, you might want to start a local discussion in the San Jose discussion category listing the stations and locations, and updating the prices in your local discussion thread. Once you become a "senior member" (10,000 or moer points), once you learn about such stations, you could update the Master Station List to indicate which stations sell "100 ocane" at at what "100 octane pries" they sell at.
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Champion Author Tulsa

Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 1:41:51 PM

You're absolutely right, vettex. This has been brought up a few times before. Maybe it's time to address it again.

Scoutmaster has a point; it's not 100 octane, it's 101 or 103 octane.
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Champion Author Pittsburgh

Joined:Mar 2003
Message Posted: Jun 10, 2013 5:06:51 AM

A few stations where? In California? Do you use this fuel? What vehicles use this fuel?

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 6/10/2013 5:07:24 AM EST]
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