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Well, it's deep into winter blend season, and prices on E10 are low enough that even at 4 cents less, you'd be better off buying E15.  So my local Family Express reduced the spread to 2 cents between E10 and E15. :(  More E10 for me, $2.189 a gallon with perks card!

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Another couple of E15 stations opened here in the past few days, both Family Video locations turned into Family Express spots, and one of the stores is selling E10 at $1.819.  With the usual FE Grand Opening 10 cent per gallon discount, that pushes the price down to $1.719.  Another couple of cents lower and a 3 cent discount for E15 would be energy-neutral.  I will have to swing by and check what the spread is, it could be 5 cents, but it could be 2 cents, Family Express has been known to do both.

My local E15 station is the Family Express in Saint John.  They only have the Regular 88/E15 price on their big LED sign, and seemingly are basing their midgrade and premium prices off of their E15 price (+25 cents, +50 cents), and then pricing E10 2 cents more than E15.  They are trying hard to make E15 "happen".  It'd happen faster if they'd price it correctly!

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Yep, 5 cents!  Most Family Express stations have a 5 cent spread.  I think there's one in Indy with a 10 cent spread, even my Saint John location was at a 5 cent spread when it opened.  The Casey's maintains a 5 cent spread, as does the Murphy's in the area.  I'm seeing more and more FE spots doing the 2 cent spread, and as the prices are set at corporate, it must be some sort of price experiment.  The Thornton's stations in the area are also going with a 2 cent spread.

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Finally seeing prices from the Griffith Family Express, I think it's actually open now!: http://www.garygasprices.com/Family_Express_Gas_Stations/Griffith/198316/index.aspx

Looks like E10 is priced 25 cents less than midgrade, and 50 cents less than premium, which implies that E15 is 5 cents less than E10.  Other FE stations price their E15 instead at 25 cents less than midgrade and 50 cents below premium, with their E10 +2 cents more than E15.  With the perks card 10 cent grand opening discount, that puts E15 down at 1.94, which is slightly better than 1.98 E10 in BTU/dollar.  Lowest price in the region for E10 is 1.99, might be time to buy some E15 again!

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Jumped the gun there, the Griffith East Family Express had their open house this week on Tuesday and Wednesday, and finally opened for real yesterday/Thursday.  I don't expect prices to be low there since Family Express raised all prices chain-wide on Monday to $2.699 for E10 and $2.099 for flex-fuel/E85, which I think is 70% this time of year.  E15 prices they are still experimenting with, sometime 2 cents less, sometimes 5 cents less.  Sometimes E10 is their "base" price at $2.699, sometimes E15 is their base price pushing E10 to $2.719.  I did swing by the open house for the free food at least and they do sell E15 as Regular 88: Family Express pump at Griffith East

Casey's flex-fuel was $1.849, which was the best deal I could find in the area, their E15 is prices at 5 cents below E10, as always.

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