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MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 1:32:36 AM

Do any of your stations have the R90 gasoline? It is billed as Recreational gasoline. The Marathon on Santa Barbara in Cape Coral just switched from selling diesel to selling the R90. A bit high at $4.109 as of 12/12/2012.
I have a link to a Marathon listing of all their gasoline's MSDS sheets. You can open the R90 sheet from that list.
Marathon MSDS sheets including R90.
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the1roadhog
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MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: May 20, 2014 12:55:13 PM

I am seeing more boaters using R90 to save their tanks.
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ThunderBird89
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:35:31 AM

only 100% gasoline all the time
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None in northern ohio.
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okay
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ok
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MikeCapeCoral
Champion Author Cape Coral

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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:39:04 AM

Still not a lot of use of R90 at the current prices.
kennyman
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2013 8:09:18 PM

Ok.
cupboy
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 12:15:17 AM

The BP stations with ethanol premium are $3.43. 93 octane instead of 91.
cupboy
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 12:14:27 AM

At BP regular ethanol gas is $3.03 and non-ethanol premium is $3.69
cupboy
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 12:12:07 AM

Don't know what's meant by R90 but there are plenty of non-ethanol gas stations around here in Madison WI. All the Shell stations have 91 octane ethanol free, and some BP, some Mobil and some other brands. I always use non-ethanol but there's always that 1/3 gal. of (most likely) ethanol gas left in the hose so my gas isn't completely clear.
nurdco
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 12:11:31 AM

Look in Iowa...
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none here
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 5:50:02 PM

I haven't seen anyplace in California where you get a reasonable choice.
I'd gladly pay an extra 10c/ gal to get R87 over E10.
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MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 12:14:55 AM

We now have a shell station with R89. Let's get the corn out... of my tank and the White-house!
MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2013 6:28:23 AM

More stations in this area are carrying the R90 now.
MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 3:43:46 AM

Marathon R90 now $4.499 in Cape Coral on Santa Barbara BLVD.
MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 12:28:15 AM

Marathon R90 now $4.399 in Cape Coral on Santa Barabra BLVD.
debonairpilot
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:45:24 PM

Bollingers and Racin Gas on Park in Pinellas County sell ethanol free gas. Check out for listings of all the gas stations that sell ethanol free gasoline. Not available in NJ and many other states but at least in NJ you don't have to pump your own gas. Posters can post comments for gas prices here and note whether the station has ethanol free and it's price.
MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 12:29:18 AM

Nice to hear there choices around.
Hannie59
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 9:40:34 PM

borsht, now that station sounds perfect to me!
borsht
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 6:41:24 PM

A station in Sunol,CA sells many flavors of fuel, they have R90, they have 105 Octane. $8/gal, they have e85, diesel , e15 and many more.
MikeCapeCoral
Champion Author Cape Coral

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 12:29:59 AM

We have one more Marathon station that is now selling the R90.
skh150
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 1:51:00 PM

Who cares?
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 5:21:23 AM

I have never heard of it in this area.
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from musicreporter "is it really better?"
Do you think washing your car with bottled water is really better?
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emtrob2012
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:34:52 PM

never seen it but i did see my very 1st no ethanol station in murrells inelt, sc
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is it really better?
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:26:41 PM

no
MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 1:06:40 AM

Thanks to brerrabbitTX for the information about R90 in Florida.
brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 10:08:59 PM

The R90 fuel offered by Marathon is the result of a long standing dispute in Florida that spurred lawsuits and court cases. Since the advent of the renewable fuels act and the use of more and more ethanol refiners and marketers have starting making more and more sub octane gasoline. Basiclly you refine 84 octane gas hit it with 10% ethanol and you have 87 octane gas. Make premium 90 or 91 which is a sub octane premium,hit it with 10% ethanol and you get 92 or 93 octane. When this was scheduled for Florida the state Boaters group complained and filed suits against marketers refiners and oil companies. THey demanded the availabilty of clear (ethanol free) gas in the state. After court hearings, depositions and the like the comprimise was the offering of a fuel that had no ethanol. This is Marathon's version. Some companies offered it some did not. However at the end of the day the intent was not to make it available for vehicle use but rather for marine use. Because of the small amounts sold the logistics of acquiring it and the fact that most sellers did not want to deal with it the price is high and will remain high.

If you want to pay the price for it then go for it, but don't think it will become competatively priced any time soon.
emtrob2012
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 3:47:36 PM

stop using corn for gas...bad bad bad idea..

jay93LA
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 10:32:43 AM

no
MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 9:33:44 AM

Price is still $4.059 here. I have now used three tanks of the R90 in my '08 Merc Marquis GS. No big change either way. The one tank-full that was almost all highway was just under the highest MPG's I have had with this vehicle. It is pricey but I feel better with no corn in my car's pipes!

Happy New Year.
MikeCapeCoral
Champion Author Cape Coral

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 12:24:43 AM

Thanks for the posts... The R90 is about $4.05 now.
Happy New Year.
diyEthic
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2012 2:24:32 AM

I've never heard of the designation R90, but am aware of places that sell gas with 0% ethanol at various octane ratings.



[Edited by: diyEthic at 12/26/2012 2:25:55 AM EST]
nurdco
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 2:59:09 AM

how recreational
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 5:48:56 PM

would like that stuff here
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2012 2:12:53 PM

?
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none in new jersey
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 1:38:09 AM

sure wish we could buy it here...
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