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    pure-gas.org needs your favorite station!

    If you buy ethanol-free gas, please enter the station at pure-gas.org. We're starting to get more entries from more states, but the site is a long, long way from having a useful database for North American touring.

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    Thanks! (This is a repost of a thread I started in Clubhouse before the forum reorganization.)

    Note: please do not post your station to this thread. That doesn't accomplish anything. Use the "Add Station" tool on pure-gas.org so everyone can see it and load it into their GPS device!
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    Since Federal law REQUIRES ethanol in gasoline to a certain percentage per distributor, there isn't much future for this.
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    Well, at least for now we have lots and lots of stations in certain areas that serve pure gasoline. When it vanishes, we'll move on. For the time being, it's nice to have a list of places where we can buy it.
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    An exception seems to be the Indian reservations or nations. Around here in the Wyandotte Nation, there are lots of station advertising pure gasoline. They get to issue their own license tags, have their own police, and make cigarettes. And of course casinos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtoplvr View Post
    An exception seems to be the Indian reservations or nations. Around here in the Wyandotte Nation, there are lots of station advertising pure gasoline. They get to issue their own license tags, have their own police, and make cigarettes. And of course casinos.

    Rod
    Yes, we once had this on the fringes of Albuquerque, but they seem to have given up.

    Unless they own their own refinery this doesn't look good for the future either, as it will be tough for them to convince local oil companies to make them a "special blend" IMHO.
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    In Ontario, the Shell high test has no ethanol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_F View Post
    In Ontario, the Shell high test has no ethanol.
    That's good to know, Paul, but doesn't help folks that go to pure-gas.org. If you know of some Ontario Shell stations, I'd hugely appreciate it if you could enter them into pure-gas.org. We've yet to have any Canadian stations entered.

    The site is starting to pick up steam, to mix fuel metaphors - it now has entries from AL CO FL ID MD MN MS NM NY SC SD TN TX WI.

    I'd like to remind folks the site automatically generates a POI CSV file containing all of the stations' GPS data - so you can load your GPS unit with ethanol-free stations with a simple file download and upload to your GPS!

    If you're old school (like me) and don't use GPS, it makes a pretty compact printer-friendly version, per state/province, to stuff in your map bag.
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    About half the stations in the Oklahoma City area have pure gas... I'll try to find some close to the highways. I have traveled to neighboring states and noticed that they don't advertise the type of gas... i thought it must be an Oklahoma thing. Good to hear others are labeling as well.

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    pure-gas.org

    Hi, folks, just a bump to let you know that

    http://pure-gas.org

    has been receiving a LOT of station submissions in recent weeks, and is becoming more and more useful with several coming in every day.

    Be sure to post up your favorite ethanol-free gas station if you haven't already. Thanks much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    Since Federal law REQUIRES ethanol in gasoline to a certain percentage per distributor, there isn't much future for this.
    No, it ALLOWS up to 10% ethanol in products sold as gasoline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrin View Post
    Hi, folks, just a bump to let you know that

    http://pure-gas.org

    has been receiving a LOT of station submissions in recent weeks, and is becoming more and more useful with several coming in every day.
    Don't know that I believe the entries. It lists, for example, Chevron stations. But Chevron meets "Top Tier" standards according to their PR. Top Tier requires no less than 8% and no more than 10% ethanol.

    Someone isn't telling the truth. Chevron? The stations? The people reporting stations as selling "pure gas"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    Don't know that I believe the entries. It lists, for example, Chevron stations. But Chevron meets "Top Tier" standards according to their PR. Top Tier requires no less than 8% and no more than 10% ethanol.

    Someone isn't telling the truth. Chevron? The stations? The people reporting stations as selling "pure gas"?
    Interesting. I didn't realize that "Top Tier" required ethanol, but you are right: www.toptiergas.com.
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    I just entered the first station in Illinois on the list yesterday. I too did not realize "Top Tier" requires ethanol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    Don't know that I believe the entries. It lists, for example, Chevron stations. But Chevron meets "Top Tier" standards according to their PR. Top Tier requires no less than 8% and no more than 10% ethanol.

    Someone isn't telling the truth. Chevron? The stations? The people reporting stations as selling "pure gas"?
    Yeah, it's not by any means guaranteed that a station posted to pure-gas.org is truly selling pure gas. It's honor system, and I think it's been working pretty well. If not, it's a shame, because it certainly does no one any good to have inaccurate data on the site. However, there is a means to update listings with a comment saying that they no longer sell pure gas, or that the listing is incorrect. I can remove them from the site when that happens (and someone lets me know).

    I didn't know that "Top Tier" required ethanol, either. The stuff I'd read about "Top Tier" didn't mention ethanol at all. Thanks for pointing that out.
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    Although gas stations are no longer required to place a label on their pumps on whether their gas has ethanol or not here in Kansas, the majority of gas stations in Kansas are ethanol free. The majority also state on their pumps whether they are ethanol or not.

    Just about every 87 octane pump is ethanol free. I say just about every because its not illegal to place ethanol in an 87 octane pump. Most of the premium fuels over 91 octance are ethanol free. The ethanol is usually the 89 octane fuel, but not always. A sure way to know is the ethanol is government subsidized, so the 89 octane ethanol is usually a few cents cheaper than the 87 octane regular gas.

    The bottom line is its very easy to avoid ethanol in Kansas. Kansas is not a big producer of ethanol. We only have ten stills. So, there's not a big movement like Nebraska or the Dakota to place it in every pump. When you consider the fact a large number of these stills are out of business or going out of business, ethanol is produced in much less quantity than the government mandates in regulation.
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