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Summer of Ethanol Contest

24 May 2017

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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NUVU station does it right

12 Jun 2017

Posted by Billyk24 in Michigan E85

Stopped at the NUVU station on rt. 66 just off I-96 on my way to and from Grand Rapids this weekend.   60 cent spread ($1.79--$2.39), clean and well stocked store made this stop enjoyable.  

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A first for Meijer - opening two new Michigan stations WI...

08 Jun 2017

Posted by #1BigHero6Fan in Michigan E85
This is absolutely inexcusable. I've been sounding the horn for years that northern Michigan, effectively from the 45th parallel northward, has a massive E85 gap that is essentially prohibitive to those who want to use the fuel. This has slowly been changing for the better, with Meijer and Speedway either opening new stations or adding E85 to existing stores in places like Cheboygan, Gaylord, Alpena, and Grayling.

However, it has come to my attention (and I confirmed by phone this evening) that Meijer stations which opened up within the last month in Escanaba and the Canadian border town of Sault Ste Marie, do NOT have E85. This is unfortunate, and inexcusable. Meijer was the first major company to commit to E85, over a decade ago in 2006.

One might say that it has always been prohibitive to sell E85 in the Upper Peninsula. Demand is too low in part due to lower population density and FFV density. A station near Marquette which dropped E85 in recent years, mentioned to my dad when he was up there that a supplier in the roundabout-obsessed city of Green Bay was charging them $4.20/gallon for E85. There is no production of ethanol in the Upper Peninsula, and any sold there is typically trucked in from out of state.

But here's where I call the bluff of Meijer or anyone who might attempt to justify this.
Meijer is one of the largest corporations in Michigan - after all, the Meijer family themselves is in fact the richest family in the pothole state. So Meijer can afford to take a loss. Regardless of that however, Meijer has the capability of negotiating with suppliers in ways that smaller retailers can not.

What I want to know is why I STILL have to carry 40 gallons of E85 in the trunk any time I go to the UP, and why no one in the ethanol industry besides me is sounding the horn on this one.

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E85 pumps shutting down in Colorado?

24 May 2017

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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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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