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1outlaw

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  1. Just in case you are reading KT- I have been back in your stores lately- buying E85, carwashes, coffee, and other items. Keep it up and I'll keep up my end. You could be better than the 18% or so or but at least I can buy from you without costing me so much or have to buy elsewhere. As a consumer I know your approximate costs and I know my breakevens to buy from you. :mellow: I have been watching you leave E85 at 2.799 while gas has been climbing- do not get temped to move E85 because the spread is still marginally acceptable- I will go elsewhere if you raise it If the wholesale ethanol markets, RIN values, etc do not justify a move.


  2. I just don't understand- how could you pass up on such a problem solving solution to "your problem" (your rapidly decaying fuel system with prolly 20 gal of water in your tank) and "her problem" (keeping the boss happy with grossly obscenely profitable sales). It just seems unpatriotic and unsympathetic to her needs to not part with your money. :lol:


  3. Oh, sorry, I think 70% of our state is in hibernation. I just woke up myself, I think I have been asleep since January 4th.   :huh:

     

    It's how I cope with winters like this.

    Rip Van Winkle- IS THAT YOU???????

     

    Still poor spreads over here too- I have only been in KT country- not down in United Coop area for a while. Been sleeping a bit myself with all the cold and snow don't you know. Groundhog agrees---ZZZZZZZZZZ


  4. That is impressive. Three or more years back there were several drag racers on Long Island using the good stuff- it never hurts to have them because they get the attention of top mechanics and lends a stable buffer to the less educated mechanics.

     

    BTW- Dan- this is off topic but how does one open the phone number detail of a station?


  5. I tried to post prices from south side of Miami on the way to Key West along highway 1/5 - several UGas locations had E85 at 2.99. The two closest to the intersection with Florida turnpike were also 2.99 and gas was 3.39. The Ocean and Shell E85 stations were as high as 3.29 for E85. Wish I could have posted these accurately but the mobile app would not even populate and I could not get the regular site to work posting via PC. :(


  6. You see, that's the thing here. I don't see it as productive to be pessimistic about it. It's obvious that ethanol will be dealing with setbacks. I'm not arguing with that notion. But it's without people like myself, and thousands of other people that either advocate for ethanol or travel 20 miles to buy E85 (ran into someone who told me they drive that far to fill up their Impala) that ethanol wouldn't be able to fight opposition.

     

     

    Even though I am now in the business, I still come from a point of neutrality. It helps maintain a significant amount of credibility when the bias is not there. While I have distant family that own a farm up in the thumb, I did not grow up in agriculture, or the ethanol business for that matter. Just like oil is, our side must remain persistent and fight for the cause we all believe in.

     

    Agreed- 100% but do not be surprised how well the entrenched energy and food companies fight. Do not overestimate the open mindedness of the ignorant or those who made their decision what is right long ago. Just saying--or you will be stunned and overwhelmed and want to give up the battle to educate those who might learn  ;)


  7. I wished I felt as positive as you that this will quell the critics din. When they choose to ignore truth or are close minded then such facts simply get in the way. We have had two small waste whey ethanol plants up here for several years now- they are ignored or forgotten by critics though they prevent this waste from being land spread on frozen fields and polluting streams. It will take several "Liberties" to truly impact supply and even then I will wager the anti's will ignore them or have a new angle of how this destroys organic matter levels in soils, or the same old tired total lies of "takes more fuel to make than you get out", "destroys engines", "has less power", "drives up prices---food, fuel, eggs in China, of land values on the moon, etc", "with all the subsidies ethanol gets we could have------", "starves babies (yes-I was accused of being a baby killer more than once)", "causes the dead zone in the Gulf", "causes carbon to be released due to displacing food crops", "takes a gazillion gallons of water to make a drop of fuel even in Illinois on non-irrigated land", and much more. I am sure that this additional non-grain feedstock production will certainly have even more things the such folks will dream up as issues to shout us down with.


  8. Next few day should be interesting.. suppose to be 20 below zeron in the morning and 30 below zero Monday morning .. with windchills of 35-60 degress below zero

     

     

     

     

    Interesting to see how well the cars start on E85... that's the kind of weather though that it really makes no difference what fuel you use..

     

    'Cept diesel- that is really difficult at -30. Fuel will be cloudy and will plug the filter without fuel heaters. At -30 even straight #1 oil is iffy and no additive is foolproof for #2 at that temp--especially if the vehicle sits outside and has to cold start with no heaters.

     

    Shouldn't be a problem where I'm heading 8)


  9. That is truly great news- Sarasota, Tampa, Siesta Key, and Venice area is where my family likes to visit. Every time we would fly into Tampa, rent an FFV, fly down the coast with thousands of other FFVs and NOT ONE E85 station existed. It seemed every car was either 1) an FFV or 2) a BMW- therefore since every car could not be a Beemer- there were a ton of FFVs ;D  I have complained about the lack of E85 there for years- even tried to work out a rail direct deal to the company out of Tampa who used to distribute ethanol to the state of FL to no avail.

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