Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: 9000 ft. ASL in Southwest Colorado, USA
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E15 has been rumored and talked about for years, nothing new there. And Trump is just trying to appease the corn growing farmers (after shafting the soybean farmers with his asinine tariff war). What Trump fails to understand, once again, is that it would take an act of congress to make any changes to the Clean Air Act. And with the powerful petroleum industry lobby in DC, that's not likely to happen anytime soon.
Here where I live, we have non-ethanol 87 PON unleaded gas available for $0.10 more per gallon than the price of E10 (86 PON). Both my truck (which is Flex Fuel equipped) and my wife's car consistently get 10% better fuel mileage using non-ethanol gasoline. It's also what I run in all my small engine powered stuff, both 2 & 4 stroke... they all start and perform far better on 100% gasoline.
I've said it before, "ethanol as fuel" is just another scam perpetrated on consumers.
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