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by n0cf  Apr 29, 2014

Both BP stations in Waterloo label their low-cost ethanol/87 octane fuel as "regular" both on the pump and on street sign. Please report on GasBuddy as such, since they both sell a true mid-grade 89.5 octane fuel labelled as "Silver" which is considerably more expensive (Mitchell Ave was $3.599 regular and $3.999 silver yesterday). Sign photo - Pump photo:

by n0cf  Nov 25, 2013

Ditto for Clark across the street... IMHO even if it has ethanol, if it is 87 octane and labelled 'just' unleaded - we need to report it as regular.

by n0cf  Nov 25, 2013

Me again: your post tonight of BP at 2035 Mitchell & US-218 in Waterloo -- note that their vertical sign says "Unleaded" not plus or super. BP actually has E10/87 (your $3.09 price) and E10/89 ($0.30 or so more) and pure 91 octane premium.

by n0cf  Nov 16, 2013

Hello. Gas Buddy's divisions of reg/mid/prem are based on octane levels 87/89/91+ - with the September change from 89 octane to 87 octane E10/Gasahol in Iowa we have a problem: some stations have re-labelled this as Regular or Unleaded with Ethanol (Kwik Star), but many are incorrectly labelling 87 octane as super or plus (Caseys, HyVee). So most stations have two 87 octane 'regulars' and no mid 89 octane fuels. I'm reporting the less-expensive ethanol blend as regular, and putting the clear gas price (if available) in the comments field, since much like E85 clear gasoline is more of a boutique fuel (less than 10% of sales in Iowa). Check out the IowaStateGasPrices forum -

by SHEP20715  Sep 24, 2013

Congratulations on 267 consecutive days posting in three years, very good. Lets be buddies. Shep

by coach39  Jul 21, 2013

Visiting or just passing thru?

by n0cf  May 28, 2013

FYI - you posted a diesel price at Caseys 5226 University Ave & Rownd St CF yesterday. No diesel, no premium here. From the full website, you can "fix" your mistakes by entering $0.00, if you do like me and occasionally stick a price at the wrong station which doesn't sell that grade of fuel

by n0cf  Jun 21, 2012

I'm confused by your post 1:45p Tues 6/19 at Murphy USA CF of both regular and midgrade, since they only have midgrade (89oct) with ethanol and premium with ethanol.

by n0cf  Oct 27, 2011

Hi millerjp. Unlike most states, in Iowa and Nebraska the least expensive fuel is "Unleaded Plus" or "super unleaded" and is an e10 blend. GB prices should be reported by grade/octane not by lowest to highest price. So straight unleaded (100% gas) is reported on GB as regular even though is it more expensive than midgrade. Thanks for participating!

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