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Old 05-16-2006, 08:43 AM
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E85 Price check

Hello Everyone

So I was going to fill up this weekend with E85 as I was near one of the 3 or 4 stations here in the Denver Metro area.

When I pulled up to the pump the price for E85 was the same as mid-grade at $2.85. Is this normal? I thought the E85 was supposed to be cheaper.

How much is it where your at?

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Old 05-16-2006, 01:36 PM
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ethanol prices

Joe, right now the ethanol price and the regular are the same price. Six months ago ethanol85 was 60 cents sheaper than straight gasoline. I think we are seeeing a spike in ethanol prices as the fuel retailers are switching from MTBE to ethanol as an oxygenate. I would have to imagine as summer goes on, and more ethanol is available, the price advantage will reappear. DF
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That's just the pump price. Don't forget to include the subsidies.

http://zfacts.com/p/60.html
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2 weeks ago in the Sioux City area it was at 2.40. Regular gas was about 2.70. They are building ethanol plants left and right around here. I think the demand is up for it which raises the prices. It will probably be a little spendy for a while till the supply meets the demand.
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ethanol 85 prices

Guys just stopped in at the closest ethanol station to me this AM, 05/18/06, and ethanol85 is selling for 2.44&9 tenths per gallon. regular gasoline down the street was 2.90 & 9/10ths at several other stations. DF
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For that price difference I would be happy to use it. Wish they would get there act together around here. Maybe I need to check some of the other stations around.

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Just wish they had some stations that sold it out here.
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Huron, S.D. E85: $1.74 gal. E10 & reg: $2.85 gal. do i have a FFV? I wish.
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i have yet to see e85 throuhout the places i have been in georgia and alabama recently....if it was cheap and availabale i would try it out

anyone from the southeast seen some?
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You find it in corn farm country.

Check here:
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thanks for the link!! only 10 stations in alabama and georgia =(

looks like theres a ton in the carolinas and north of tennessee

they are supposed to be building stations everywhere right?
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They will only build them where it is economically feasible to ship the product. E85 is harder to handle and transport than gas. Right now most of it comes from corn farm country. When they perfect the biomass conversion process and get away from fermentation more of it will be available in other areas.

There is also a waste to oil process that is being perfected that will help with alternative fuels but most of that production may go to diesel.
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