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E85 pumps shutting down in Colorado?

Today, 09:42 AM

Posted by Black Knight in Colorado E85

I heard that E85 here is changing to E15. I hope that's just a terrible rumor. Today I went to fuel up and couldn't find one station that didn't have a cover over the E85 pumps. Maybe it's just a shortage or something. Hopefully it isn't changing to E15, there's no point in running that in my opinion.

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Summer of Ethanol Contest

Today, 08:48 AM

Posted by Fuelinggood in General E85 Discussions
Submit prices for a chance to win $50 IN FREE FUEL PER DAY! The Renewable Fuels Association is sponsoring a summer long contest that could get you $50 worth of free fuel per day! All you have to do is report the price you see for E85, and other ethanol blends on your mobile device or the website: E85prices.com

You must have a registered account at E85prices.com, and submit prices for a chance to win. No purchase necessary, just report the prices you see on the

street at the website, or via the mobile app, for a chance to win. You can submit prices for multiple stations per day for multiple chances to win each day.

Daily winners will be drawn from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and announced every two weeks

 
Tell your friends on social media by using hashtag #ethanolsummer and start reporting those prices! 

 

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New Thorntons-West Chicago

12 Aug 2016

Posted by BJoe in Illinois E85

It's currently a fenced off lot where State Route 59 passes over State Route 38 (also known as Roosevelt Road) that has had a bunch of work being done to it over the last year, but now there's a Thornton's banner hanging up on the fence where it runs along Rt. 59.  Kinda looking forward to it since it's a mile or so from home and now that Thornton's has started selling E15 in the Chicagoland area, I have a much closer source to fill my 200 with E85 and for E15 to put in my XJ Cherokee!

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Anyone have a Chevy Volt running on E85?

25 Jan 2015

Posted by TD in Hybrid HEV

I decided I'd like to upgrade from a hybrid vehicle to a Chevy Volt. I like, no LOVE the idea of 36 to 50 miles (2016 model) of EV range at speeds up to 80 mph before switching to the ICE. Most hybrids can't do much over 40 mph without the ICE kicking in. And you can't sneeze at the 37 mpg highway mileage (50 expected on the 2016 model).

 

Early Volt models required premium with a 10.5:1 CR, but the 2016 has 12.5:1 with direct injection, yet runs on regular unleaded, due to EGR. Either one would be a great candidate for E85, although some users have 2k miles on the ODO with half of the original tank of gas remaining. I'm not sure about the 2016 model with direct injection and aluminum block, but the older ones said premium gas only with up to E15 allowed.

 

As much as I'd LOVE to have the direct injected 2015 model with the larger, lighter battery, possibly cheaper price and longer EV range, I suspect I'll be lucky to get a 2013 model, due to my wife retiring in a few months and having to live on one income and trying to sell her townhouse.... But it looks like I could trade up to one with about $5k to boot so about $500 a month for a year. I suspect I could pull that off, but there's that little voice from my wife screaming, "NOOOOOOOO!".... :huh:

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MO & MS swapped

14 Apr 2016

Posted by wardnkathy in E85Prices.com Android APP
If you select the magnifying glass and select MO it shows Mississippi cities and if you select MS it shows Missouri cities.

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CBOT ethanol prices for next 3 months

20 Mar 2017

Posted by Billyk24 in E85 in the News

Up two cents a to $1.56.  Price spreads of 10 cents exist in Southwestern Pa.  It doesn't look like much improvement in headed this way.

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E85 pumps being replaced with E15 ?!

16 Sep 2016

Posted by Black Knight in General E85 Discussions

So I have heard that there are quite a few stations replacing all their E85 pumps with E15. Does anyone know the story behind this? What is going on?

 

Is this the beginning of the end for E85?

 

So far thankfully I have seen no changes in Colorado but I know I won't be using E15 if all the E85 pumps here are replaced with E15 - at that point, might as well use E0 or E10 and get the better fuel mileage since 5% more ethanol in regular fuel is well... nothing. That and all the E10 pumps say "may contain up to 10% ethanol". So guessing that E15 might be no different than E10... they could probably just mark the E10 pumps as E15 and use the same "may contain up to 15% ethanol"... so... i'd use whatever is less expensive at that point.

 

Not sure how well this would go over around my neck of the woods replacing E85 with E15. I see so many people using E85 - from soccer mom's in big flex fuel SUV's to enthusiasts that converted their vehicle to run on E85 - I actually see alot of that here, almost every time I stop for fuel someone with a modified turbocharged vehicle is filling up with E85.

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Feature request

09 Feb 2017

Posted by TD in E85Prices.com Android APP

I have a couple of things that I'd like to see fixed in the Android app.

 

Stations listed under "Favorites" have no city or state. If you travel, it's difficult to figure out what station is where.

 

Station details shows the previous price, but no mention when the prices were posted.

 

Otherwise it's been working good for me.

 

Thanks.

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Kwik Trip moving forward on Nature Gas pumps

27 Jan 2017

Posted by Billyk24 in General E85 Discussions

Stopped in a Kwik Trip station and found a number of brochures stating this company is committed to building a natural gas infrastructure in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa areas in the coming years.  Not sure if they have started and/or where they are in the process.  Not convinced this is a cost effected change for rural areas where as E85 conversions are simple and cheap in comparison.  

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Tesla Model 3

06 May 2016

Posted by jeepn30 in Electric Vehicles EV

This could be an interesting shift in the electric car paradigm.  Looking at the preorders, the demand is there.  I have followed this company before the Model S even came out.  I am  still amazed that they have brought an electric car to market, despite efforts of big oil and franchise dealers in this country.  I test drove one a couple years ago, and must say the Model S was phenomenal.  I just couldn't justify the price of one.  Upscaling production for the Model 3 will be their biggest test.  They have made good on what they said they were going to do so far (Roadster, Model S, Model X), although they have not made any of their deadlines.  I put my deposit down on one before the online launch on March 31st, as I feel I will be in the market for a car when it finally comes out.  I don't expect to see mine until 2018 or 2019, and I'm fine with that.  Regardless of outcome, this will be their most important car in their company, as it will make or break Tesla in my opinion. 

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