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bradley1965

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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 2:54:35 PM

There are not many stations left that offer "real gas" but those tend to have higher prices (for obvious reasons). It would be nice to be able to look beyond the price to know what value it represents. I might be willing to pay a couple cents more for "real gas". This would have the additional effect of making stations that sell "real gas" easier to find (perhaps add a filter in the search).
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Don
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2013 6:35:18 PM

To clarify, E10 gasoline is "real gasoline".

E-O or "pure gas" as it is commonly termed is at a stage where it is considered a specialty fuel due to it's availability (the same as E-85 or biodiesel).

With current laws in the U.S. regarding ethanol being dependent on location, it is not cut and dry to have a way to determine ethanol content for every station.

Some areas require labeling gasoline with ethanol, some do not. Sometimes the only way of knowing is asking the station owner or the operator, and they may even be reluctant to tell you.

Feel free to indicate ethanol content (or lack there of) in the Comments field of your reporting.

We hope to one day include ethanol indicators, but for the time being, to help streamline the price input and searching process, will continue to intake and display prices for the three main grades of gasoline, and diesel.

-Don

[Edited by: Don at 7/10/2013 6:35:53 PM EST]
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Michael29644
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 5:36:37 PM

Certain stations in my area offer E0, either solely or in addition to E10. Whenever possible I try to note those stations in the comments field in my favorite station list so they get included whenever I post from my FSL. The suggestion to start a topic in your local forum also works pretty well because you are reaching a specific group, other members in your local area.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:13:41 PM

Pure-Gas.org, like Gas Buddy and other contributory sites, is only as detailed and as accurate as members or visitors to the site make it. As more and more members added stations (and prices) to the Report Gas Prices portion of the site, and to the Master Station List, the more complete and more useful the site is.

We've noted in other discussions that there's a site for electical outlets that can be used to "refill" you car. The complaint in that thread was essentially "it's not detailed enough" or that it wasn't complete.

The assets and facilities are there (though maybe not always on this website); you just have to find them and then use them because at this point Gas Buddy management has indicated that Gas Buddy will not be all things for all people nor will it implement all suggestions.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:15:40 AM

There is always Pure Gas to find ethanol free stations but this list isn't very accurate.
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 1:13:29 AM


Virginia has a non-ethanol gas topic, as suggested by GB. It is readily available in some parts of the state and not in others, so this is very helpful to those traveling out of their home area. I’m surprised you are having trouble finding E0 in OK; I thought it was common there.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 4:59:25 PM

scoutmaster:
For what it's worth, where I am this week (Northern Florida area) non-ethanal gas is readily available at separate pump islands (among other reasons, so as to not confuse customers into pumping the wrong blend of fuel). In the comments sections of my price posts for regular gas (i.e., with-ethanol) I note that non-ethanol gas is available at approximately X cents per gallons above regular (with-ethanol) gas. As non-ethanol gas is essentially a specialty fuel, saying that it's X cents above regular is usually sufficient information.

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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 4:53:23 PM

I think real gas means gas without ethanol. Those stations are few and far between anymore. The best way to report a "real gas" station would be to indicate in the comments "Contains 0% Ethanol" or something like that.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 3:26:52 PM

Perhaps you can explain what you mean by "be able to look beyond the price to know what value it represents".

Are you asking Gas Buddy to provide an explanation of how "real gas" differs from and/or is better or worse than ethanol-blended gas?

As for being able to find stations that sell "real gas", why not start a topic in your local discussion category asking local members to have a continuing list of gas stations that sell "real gas"; the list can be copied from one post to the next with additional stations added or stations deleted (if they no longer sell "real gas").
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