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Old 04-08-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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how long has hess gas had 10% ethanol mixed in? I usually run BP but the price was 3.23 so i thought i'd save some going down the road to the HESS station where it was 3.22 Anywho i saw the 10% ethanol sticker on the pump and wondered when this happened if it is a new development?
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I compulsively buy my gas from BP, car loves it. Marathon gas makes it cry inside. You think your car likes more ethanol, or do you not not notice a difference?
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i thought that some ethanol has been the norm for ages...i could be totaly off the charts though
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Not sure when it was introduced into each companies gas. But it started showing up in the media around 2005. I know the original ethanol plants in the 1970s had originally gone bankrupt back then though.
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I noticed for the first time last week that the Shell station I go to have signs all over their pumps saying that their gas has 10% ethanol. I know they never had that before so this must be a new thing. I stopped going there for now and now go to Chevron. Shell may have been adding ethanol for a while now but maybe this is their way of covering their *** if people start having problems with their cars running crappy. My car isn't turbo'd yet so will this create a problem? I run 93 all the time anyway I wonder what kind of effect it'll have on my car when the turbo goes on.
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Almost every gas station in WI has 10% ethanol. This past weekend I went to a station in the middle of nowhere that had huge signs advertising their gas with no ethanol, I thought that was strange, it was the first one I've seen.
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pretty sure Ethanol replaced MTBE as the oxygenate of choice when MTBE was found to be a bad contributor to groundwater pollution.
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Never used their gas, but dammit if I don't have the most *** rapingist collection of Hess toy trucks. At Christmas time, will you get a truck for me and ship it? I used to go to NewYork (where they have lots of Hess stations) at Christmas every year, but most of my family up there has died or moved. :gay:
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Never used their gas, but dammit if I don't have the most *** rapingist collection of Hess toy trucks. At Christmas time, will you get a truck for me and ship it? I used to go to NewYork (where they have lots of Hess stations) at Christmas every year, but most of my family up there has died or moved. :gay:
my hess truck collection will own your hess truck collection
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