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Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 5:12:27 PM

This didn't seem newsworthy enough to post in the daily news section.

Minnesota and E85

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Champion Author Chicago

Joined:Sep 2004
Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 12:18:42 PM

Though it's a blog, the sale of e85 has gone down in Minnesota as is stated in this blog. In fact, Minnesota has shown that the average monthly Total Sales of e85 has fallen below 2005 sales numbers!In Fact, Minnesota current average monthly total sales of e85 has fallen below 2004 (and 2003) numbers....

The blogger has indicated the sales of e85 in Iowa has also gone down...

According to this blog - iowa went down 15% from sales in 2012 compared to 2011"

Iowa, another ethanol-friendly state, has experienced a similar trend, showing a 15 percent decline in E85 sales from 2011 to 2012 (from 10.7 million gallons to 9.1 million gallons), despite adding 23 stations (from 171 to 194). While fuel consumption as a whole slowed between 2011 and 2012, 26 percent and 15 percent decreases in E85 sales from 2011 to 2012 in Minnesota and Iowa, respectively, are stunning when compared to a minuscule 0.6 percent decrease in gasoline sales over the same period."

.6% decrease in gasoline sales from 2011 to 2012.

Yet in Iowa and Minnesota 15% and 26% respective drops in sales...

[Edited by: reb4 at 4/18/2013 12:24:23 PM EST]
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Champion Author Detroit

Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 10:20:27 AM

I know it's a blog. That's why I posted it here instead of in the news section.
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Champion Author Iowa

Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 10:18:29 AM

Opinion blogs are not news.
Just like most cable and main stream news programs are no longer news.
They always present opinions. Opinions are not news. Form your own opinion after informing yourself of facts.
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Champion Author Florida

Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 12:09:58 AM

I will never use E85 if I'm not forced to use it.
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Champion Author Detroit

Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 8:45:56 PM

I don't believe the 35% reduced MPG. My experience wasn't that bad.
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Champion Author Winnipeg

Joined:Oct 2002
Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 6:37:43 PM

It is a blog, not a news story.
It is not unbiased, the site is run by the American Petroleum Institute,
"The people of America's oil and natural gas industry".
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