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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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Speedway finally offers a great spread of 60 cents

04 Jul 2017

Posted by Billyk24 in Pennsylvania E85

Ran a 5k 4th of July running race in a nearby community and stopped at the "close-by" Speedway station.  Was greeted with a 4th of July special in that E85 was $1.89 and E10 was the normal $2.49.   If my math is correct, this is a 24% spread.  It has been a long time since a Western Pennsylvania station has featured such a spread.

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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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Blender Pump in Rice Lake, WI

01 Aug 2017

Posted by jeepn30 in Announce New E85 Stations

I filled up at a blender pump at Rice Lake, WI, about a month ago on our way to Northern Minnesota.  I believe it was a Holiday station in the parking lot of Marketplace foods.  Gasbuddy.com has the address listed as 340 S. Main St, Rice Lake, WI 54868.  They had E-15, E-30, E-85, and ethanol free gas there.

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New Kwik Trip station under construction in Eagle River,...

12 Jul 2017

Posted by Billyk24 in Wisconsin E85

Started this month.  Normal construction time frame is four months.  Station should open by Thanksgiving and is located on State highway 45 off wall street.    This can be added to the station data base on this site.  Note:  There are several Kwik Trip stations in Wausau Wisconsin that are not listed in this site's data base.  Then again, no one is editing such information.

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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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