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Posted: 4/13/2006 2:33:57 AM EST
National Gas Prices

MI and NY have the top 2 highest average gas prices

On average I spend about $60-$100 a month on gas, which is FAR FAR FAR FAR less than what I spend on ammo and mags but WTF is going on that is making my gas almost $2.80/gal?
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:17:04 AM EST
you already know the answer....

its bushes fault
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:20:37 AM EST
In the case of Michigan, it's all Ohio's fault. You know you want to say it.
In the case of New York, it's Jersey's fault. Everybody knows it.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:22:38 AM EST
did you buy less gas the last time it went up to $3?
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:25:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 6:26:46 AM EST by ZitiForBreakfast]
Michigan...Last in economy.

Michigan...First in Unemployement.

Michigan...2nd to worst roads to Mass.

Michigan..Highest Single Business tax ( want to add an employee, pay a tax. Want to add benefits, pay a tax)

Michigan...The Dem's have ran us to long..Gas taxes are another proof of that.

I am spending about 90-100 per week in fuel now. I sold one of my businesses because I got sick of the profits going into the pockets of the tax collectors and oil companies.



Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:27:46 AM EST
I paid out a little under $600 last month for gas.....
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:39:09 AM EST
I think we are being screwed on many fronts.

Market speculation is really hurting us.

Iran is doing us no good.

Tree huggers that force us to use foreign oil.

Politicians that listen to the tree huggers.



I personally don't have a problem with oil companies making record profits. Who here was sending money to the oil companies in the mid to late 90's when gas was $0.89/gal and the oil companies were losing tons of money. With massive profits comes massive dividends.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:56:42 AM EST
I think that you should take this topic up with Kerry Lyle, Director, Research Coordinator here
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 6:58:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Michigan...Last in economy.

Michigan...First in Unemployement.

Michigan...2nd to worst roads to Mass.

Michigan..Highest Single Business tax ( want to add an employee, pay a tax. Want to add benefits, pay a tax)

Michigan...The Dem's have ran us to long..Gas taxes are another proof of that.

I am spending about 90-100 per week in fuel now. I sold one of my businesses because I got sick of the profits going into the pockets of the tax collectors and oil companies.






Michigan - Yet another spotlight on socialist utopia
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 7:06:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:
I think we are being screwed on many fronts.



Tree huggers that force us to use foreign oil.

Politicians that listen to the tree huggers.






You should love the tree huggers. See right now we are pumping the middle east dry of oil. When theirs is all gone and they are back to riding horses we'll still have our domestic supply available. And I don't think the tree hugging laws will last 5 min when it's either drill or ride a horse here.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 7:37:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:
I think we are being screwed on many fronts.



Tree huggers that force us to use foreign oil.

Politicians that listen to the tree huggers.






You should love the tree huggers. See right now we are pumping the middle east dry of oil. When theirs is all gone and they are back to riding horses we'll still have our domestic supply available. And I don't think the tree hugging laws will last 5 min when it's either drill or ride a horse here.



I don't buy into that premise. There are some major flaws with that line of thinking. They will use all the money we are feeding them into organizations like Ha mas and Al Qaeda which then use it against us. Or as they see that they are running out of oil (if you believe that they are going to run dry) they will build reactors and thus not be with out some power.

I don't think the oil is going to dry up any time soon. Is there a high demand? Yes. Are they running at capacity? Who knows, why would they ever tell their true capacity to produce. That way they would always have control of the flow.

Oil is a global commodity and it can be produced from many other sources that the Middle East. So we are being played the fool because we are not selling our oil on the market, instead we are spending billions for oil and after it is used we have nothing to show for it except some really rich folks that don't like us much and have nothing better to do than plan our destruction.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 7:44:28 AM EST
the world will never (make sure you hear me right) NEVER run out of oil. there will NEVER be the day where someone walks into the last pumping station on earth and pumps the last drop of oil out of the ground. there will ALWAYS be oil available. what will drive us away from it will be that the cost outweighs the benefits of using it vs an alternative. look at coal. back during the 1800s and up until the first half of the 20th century, coal was the major energy product. then oil caught on. oil was cheaper to get, cheaper to use, and provided more benefit for the buck than coal. there is still plenty of coal around, and always will be, just how oil will go.

the question is: how much is too much to pay for oil? and that has yet to be seen
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 7:46:11 AM EST
Ready for a 3$ per gallon? The sky is falling. I need to put gas in my car NOW.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 7:47:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:

Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL-01:
I think we are being screwed on many fronts.



Tree huggers that force us to use foreign oil.

Politicians that listen to the tree huggers.






You should love the tree huggers. See right now we are pumping the middle east dry of oil. When theirs is all gone and they are back to riding horses we'll still have our domestic supply available. And I don't think the tree hugging laws will last 5 min when it's either drill or ride a horse here.



I don't buy into that premise. There are some major flaws with that line of thinking. They will use all the money we are feeding them into organizations like Ha mas and Al Qaeda which then use it against us. Or as they see that they are running out of oil (if you believe that they are going to run dry) they will build reactors and thus not be with out some power.

I don't think the oil is going to dry up any time soon. Is there a high demand? Yes. Are they running at capacity? Who knows, why would they ever tell their true capacity to produce. That way they would always have control of the flow.

Oil is a global commodity and it can be produced from many other sources that the Middle East. So we are being played the fool because we are not selling our oil on the market, instead we are spending billions for oil and after it is used we have nothing to show for it except some really rich folks that don't like us much and have nothing better to do than plan our destruction.



Getting closer to the truth. The real problem is the antiquated environmental regulations on gasoline. No longer do we have a nation of carburated cars with mechanical fuel pumps. We can and should gut the vapor pressure cap on summer blends. It will not matter one bit because in the ground level ozone non-attainment areas, they have already mandated dispensing mechanism vapor control measures...that boot and vapor recovery system seen at the nozzle.

Then they need to do away with the stupid oxygenate requirement because the National Academy of Sciences had determined in 1999 that modern, fuel injected cars do not benefit from this addition. Duh, about 95% of the cars on the road today are such vehicles.

The oxygenate requirement is further increasing prices because the old chemical, MTBE, is being phased out thanks to many class-action suits stemming from ground water contamination. MTBE is far better than alcohol as it allows a blend to meet vapor pressure limits and makes a fuel with a longer shelf life.

Now that MTBE will be gone by May 6th, pipeline terminals must have an even smaller inventory to prevent storage problems. And smaller inventories are more prone to price hikes.

Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:02:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 8:03:39 AM EST by _DR]

Greed. Pure and simple. Because the oil executives think we are peons and will keep buying it no matter how high the gouging goes.

Looks like they are right.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:04:23 AM EST
Michigan's problem is that we're blessed with gas taxed by percent, rather than by gallon. So, the higher it goes, the bigger the difference between prices we pay and everyone else pays in non-shitty states.

That and I think they just recently passed more Ethanol mandates, which are bullshit, raising the price of fuel and lowering fuel economy. I bring a 5 gallon can of gas nearly every time I go to Ohio, and I fill up in Toledo. The gas is better and cheaper.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:08:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By _DR:
Greed. Pure and simple. Because the oil executives think we are peons and will keep buying it no matter how high the gouging goes.

Looks like they are right.



Its greed on your part. There is a LIMIT to how much gasoline is on the market. If prices didn't rise, you would be waiting in line for HOURS to buy 5 gallons. We had this before, back in the 1970s when prices didn't rise in response to shortages.

The problem is too many regulations and changing laws. Get rid of the vapor pressure cap and the oxygenate requirements and the shortage goes away.

Bet you DIDN'T know MTBE, the most common oxygenate, will be completely phased out by May 6th. That is doing the most harm to the supply.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:12:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 8:13:19 AM EST by metroplex]

Originally Posted By MlTCHELL:
Michigan's problem is that we're blessed with gas taxed by percent, rather than by gallon. So, the higher it goes, the bigger the difference between prices we pay and everyone else pays in non-shitty states.

That and I think they just recently passed more Ethanol mandates, which are bullshit, raising the price of fuel and lowering fuel economy. I bring a 5 gallon can of gas nearly every time I go to Ohio, and I fill up in Toledo. The gas is better and cheaper.



I wasn't born and raised in MI so I don't quite follow the OH bashing. That said, I filled up with Ohio Sunoco on the "Ohio turnpike" (which should be a fucking free road since it is known as I-80 in other states, instead I get graced with a $6+ toll) and the gas mileage wasn't anything to write home about. I am using the 10% ethanol blended Sunoco here in SE MI and get about 13-14 mpg in the city. I should be getting 16-18 mpg but the other gas that I've tried (no ethanol blending) didn't show any signs of improvement. I stick with Sunoco because their gas seems to be of good quality.

I have minimized my driving significantly to reduce on fuel usage. I pay at MOST $100 a month (that's with gas in the $3-$4/gal range) for my daily driver.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:24:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By MlTCHELL:
M..

That and I think they just recently passed more Ethanol mandates, which are bullshit, raising the price of fuel and lowering fuel economy. ...



No, there are many class action lawsuits against the refiners who used MTBE as an EPA mandated oxygenate. Why? Because MTBE stores well, does not corrode fuel systems, improves octane and has the least effect on mileage. But it contaminates groundwater since it is more soluable in water.

By May 6th, all refiners and blenders will quit using this oxygenate BUT they must still maintain the oxygenate levels, hence the run on ethanol. But since ethanol cannot be added to gasoline for the summer blend market, other, more expensive oxygenates must be used.

And that is why gasoline is so high.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:26:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Chaingun:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Michigan...Last in economy.

Michigan...First in Unemployement.

Michigan...2nd to worst roads to Mass.

Michigan..Highest Single Business tax ( want to add an employee, pay a tax. Want to add benefits, pay a tax)

Michigan...The Dem's have ran us to long..Gas taxes are another proof of that.

I am spending about 90-100 per week in fuel now. I sold one of my businesses because I got sick of the profits going into the pockets of the tax collectors and oil companies.






Michigan - Yet another spotlight on socialist utopia



But at least we don't have pointless AWB's and we can also own Class III's
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 8:28:47 AM EST

National Gas Prices, WTF Over?


It is a phenomena that happens every summer.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:08:04 AM EST
the slightest tickle to the middle beast betwixt now and sept and you will see 5 dollar regular peaks...

get ready.. mtbe, ethanol, tree huggers and ground water contamination are just a small part...
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:09:24 AM EST
$3.079/gal for premium here.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:11:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By leelaw:
$3.079/gal for premium here.



damn it. I've got to drive into the peoples republic this weekend
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:10:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:

Originally Posted By Chaingun:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Michigan...Last in economy.

Michigan...First in Unemployement.

Michigan...2nd to worst roads to Mass.

Michigan..Highest Single Business tax ( want to add an employee, pay a tax. Want to add benefits, pay a tax)

Michigan...The Dem's have ran us to long..Gas taxes are another proof of that.

I am spending about 90-100 per week in fuel now. I sold one of my businesses because I got sick of the profits going into the pockets of the tax collectors and oil companies.






Michigan - Yet another spotlight on socialist utopia



But at least we don't have pointless AWB's and we can also own Class III's



Kris,

When I can buy a supressor, then we have won. Until then, communists.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:22:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:

Originally Posted By Chaingun:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Michigan...Last in economy.

Michigan...First in Unemployement.

Michigan...2nd to worst roads to Mass.

Michigan..Highest Single Business tax ( want to add an employee, pay a tax. Want to add benefits, pay a tax)

Michigan...The Dem's have ran us to long..Gas taxes are another proof of that.

I am spending about 90-100 per week in fuel now. I sold one of my businesses because I got sick of the profits going into the pockets of the tax collectors and oil companies.






Michigan - Yet another spotlight on socialist utopia



But at least we don't have pointless AWB's and we can also own Class III's



Kris,

When I can buy a supressor, then we have won. Until then, communists.



I've already got cash sitting off to the side waiting for one. I won't get a machine gun untill after the house is finished though.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:23:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 10:28:33 AM EST by SubnetMask]

Originally Posted By metroplex:
I wasn't born and raised in MI so I don't quite follow the OH bashing.



Michiganders are upset over losing a port city way back when, after an Ohio patriot by the name of Two Stickney knifed a traitorous Michigan sherrif in a tavern. Or maybe it was Andrew Jackson removing their boy governor from office during the same time, I'm not sure.

<-- resident shit stirrer.

Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:24:29 AM EST
For a state that traditionally has lower gas prices...Indiana is pretty down on the list(meaning it's high).

Illinois is 2.77 and some extra digits. Sounds about right. Good thing I don't drive.

My parents own a mid-size Chevy TrailBlazer and a V-6 Chevy Silverado. My dad's company truck is a GMC Sierra with the 8.1 big block that can take midgrade or higher ONLY. Plus that sucker has TWO tanks. We're talking $100+ fillups.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 11:08:15 AM EST
The price of gas is ridiculous. I finally decided to start a car pool. Now me and five shift members share a ride to work. That keeps my monthly gas bill at about $60.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 11:29:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Michigan...Last in economy.

Michigan...First in Unemployement.

Michigan... 2nd to worst roads to Mass.

Michigan..Highest Single Business tax ( want to add an employee, pay a tax. Want to add benefits, pay a tax)

Michigan...The Dem's have ran us to long..Gas taxes are another proof of that.

I am spending about 90-100 per week in fuel now. I sold one of my businesses because I got sick of the profits going into the pockets of the tax collectors and oil companies.







Holly fucking shit do our roads blow. But that what you get when you waste $15 billion on a leaky tunnel that was meant you relieve traffice 10 years ago
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 11:33:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By _DR:
Greed. Pure and simple. Because the oil executives think we are peons and will keep buying it no matter how high the gouging goes.

Looks like they are right.



Dipsy-doodle thinking.

Right now there are 10 TIMES the number of cars in China then there were FIVE YEARS ago. That growth rate is INCREASING.

There are THOUSANDS of construction project going on in China right now. What runs all the dumptrucks and bulldozers?

Indians are now buying cars at a prodigious rate.

They are buying oil too. Yeah, these BIG OIL execs are really greedy bunch of fuckers. Chinese and Indians come to the oil companies asking for oil and tell them how much they are willing to pay. Sometimes that is more then companies in the USA are willing to pay.

IT IS CALLED BUSINESS AND NOT GREED!!

Right now the US imports over 10% of the country's GASOLINE.... ALREADY REFINED!!!!!!! Because we DON'T have the refining capacity due to environmental assholes.

We have oil reserves that we DON'T drill because of environmental assholes.

And if ANYBODY thinks that the oil companies don't care about the environment and will spill oil just BECAUSE, are talking out their ass. Every DROP of that oil right now and forever is profit. Would your boss like it if you spilled coffee all the time if you worked at Starbucks? Shit no!!! they would LOSE MONEY.

Blaming the cost of gas on the Oil Companies is just dumb. The market is finiding its own equilibrium.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 11:50:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:

Originally Posted By shop_rat45:

Originally Posted By Chaingun:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Michigan...Last in economy.

Michigan...First in Unemployement.

Michigan...2nd to worst roads to Mass.

Michigan..Highest Single Business tax ( want to add an employee, pay a tax. Want to add benefits, pay a tax)

Michigan...The Dem's have ran us to long..Gas taxes are another proof of that.

I am spending about 90-100 per week in fuel now. I sold one of my businesses because I got sick of the profits going into the pockets of the tax collectors and oil companies.






Michigan - Yet another spotlight on socialist utopia



But at least we don't have pointless AWB's and we can also own Class III's



Kris,

When I can buy a supressor, then we have won. Until then, communists.



I've already got cash sitting off to the side waiting for one. I won't get a machine gun untill after the house is finished though.



Until I can SBR my PS90 and AR15s, communists
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 12:22:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 12:25:40 PM EST by PlaymoreMinds]

Originally Posted By FunYun1983:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Michigan...Last in economy.

Michigan...First in Unemployement.

Michigan... 2nd to worst roads to Mass.

Michigan..Highest Single Business tax ( want to add an employee, pay a tax. Want to add benefits, pay a tax)

Michigan...The Dem's have ran us to long..Gas taxes are another proof of that.

I am spending about 90-100 per week in fuel now. I sold one of my businesses because I got sick of the profits going into the pockets of the tax collectors and oil companies.







HOLY fucking shit do our roads blow. But that's what you get when you waste $15 billion on a leaky tunnel that was meant to relieve traffic 10 years ago










eta: spelling corrected...*I* KNEW what ya meant though!
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 3:24:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 3:25:29 PM EST by _DR]

Originally Posted By phatmax:

Originally Posted By _DR:
Greed. Pure and simple. Because the oil executives think we are peons and will keep buying it no matter how high the gouging goes.

Looks like they are right.



Dipsy-doodle thinking.

Right now there are 10 TIMES the number of cars in China then there were FIVE YEARS ago. That growth rate is INCREASING.

There are THOUSANDS of construction project going on in China right now. What runs all the dumptrucks and bulldozers?

Indians are now buying cars at a prodigious rate.

They are buying oil too. Yeah, these BIG OIL execs are really greedy bunch of fuckers. Chinese and Indians come to the oil companies asking for oil and tell them how much they are willing to pay. Sometimes that is more then companies in the USA are willing to pay.

IT IS CALLED BUSINESS AND NOT GREED!!

Right now the US imports over 10% of the country's GASOLINE.... ALREADY REFINED!!!!!!! Because we DON'T have the refining capacity due to environmental assholes.

We have oil reserves that we DON'T drill because of environmental assholes.

And if ANYBODY thinks that the oil companies don't care about the environment and will spill oil just BECAUSE, are talking out their ass. Every DROP of that oil right now and forever is profit. Would your boss like it if you spilled coffee all the time if you worked at Starbucks? Shit no!!! they would LOSE MONEY.

Blaming the cost of gas on the Oil Companies is just dumb. The market is finiding its own equilibrium.



Right, and that's why the oil companies had a greater profit than ever before last year, by a massive margin, despite all their claims of external factors.

You believe what you want. I believe they have us by the balls. Short of taking a horse and buggy to work, I'll have no choice but to continue to pay if I want to work.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:18:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By _DR:

Originally Posted By phatmax:

Originally Posted By _DR:
Greed. Pure and simple. Because the oil executives think we are peons and will keep buying it no matter how high the gouging goes.

Looks like they are right.



Dipsy-doodle thinking.

Right now there are 10 TIMES the number of cars in China then there were FIVE YEARS ago. That growth rate is INCREASING.

There are THOUSANDS of construction project going on in China right now. What runs all the dumptrucks and bulldozers?

Indians are now buying cars at a prodigious rate.

They are buying oil too. Yeah, these BIG OIL execs are really greedy bunch of fuckers. Chinese and Indians come to the oil companies asking for oil and tell them how much they are willing to pay. Sometimes that is more then companies in the USA are willing to pay.

IT IS CALLED BUSINESS AND NOT GREED!!

Right now the US imports over 10% of the country's GASOLINE.... ALREADY REFINED!!!!!!! Because we DON'T have the refining capacity due to environmental assholes.

We have oil reserves that we DON'T drill because of environmental assholes.

And if ANYBODY thinks that the oil companies don't care about the environment and will spill oil just BECAUSE, are talking out their ass. Every DROP of that oil right now and forever is profit. Would your boss like it if you spilled coffee all the time if you worked at Starbucks? Shit no!!! they would LOSE MONEY.

Blaming the cost of gas on the Oil Companies is just dumb. The market is finiding its own equilibrium.



Right, and that's why the oil companies had a greater profit than ever before last year, by a massive margin, despite all their claims of external factors.

You believe what you want. I believe they have us by the balls. Short of taking a horse and buggy to work, I'll have no choice but to continue to pay if I want to work.



This whole "refinery excuse" and the "drill in alaska" excuse are weak at best, but hey nothing beats blameing hippies right? THe fact is India AND china are driving up the price as well as basic speculation. You wanna see prices stabalise? Outlaw oil commodities speculation trading. Oil is a FINITE resource it will run out one day. When that day is people are'nt sure, but it will happen. Digging in Alaska will only give us a little more time. WE gotta turn to alternatives sooner or later.
as to this statement, "IT IS CALLED BUSINESS AND NOT GREED" oh yeah i forgot people go into business not becuase they are greedy but because they wanna impress the pope! or maybe just cause they are bored?
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:20:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 4:20:41 PM EST by PlaymoreMinds]
I wonder (and I could be VERY wrong here) if the unusually warm winter had anything to do with it. Maybe they did not make the $$$$$$$ they planned because Mother Nature was a bitch and thumbed her nose at them so now they're pissy and are jacking it up to make up for it.

As I said...could be wrong...but I still like the idea of picturing mother nature thumbing her nose at OPEC.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:20:55 PM EST
I'm ok with it. The streets don't seem as clogged with Hummers, Expeditions, etc as they used to be.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:35:32 PM EST
yep, NY sucks, when I drive from NY to NH, I see the gas prices drop, once I cross into Vermont. NY is usually around $0.30 higher than it is in NH. If this place is supposed to be "Utopia" then I sure as hell never want to actually live in one. Hopefully my ride back to NH this May is the last one I'll have to make and then I can acutally 'own' some nice firearms.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 4:45:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
did you buy less gas the last time it went up to $3?



+1. The demand for gas is somewhat inelastic. I predict nothing will change until things get to about $5/gal. When you stop buying the same amount of gas, the price will come down.

BoB
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 5:31:15 PM EST
Two freaking dollars and eighty-five stinking cents in Hickory Hills IL tonight!
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 5:34:31 PM EST
Don't you just love summer gas prices?
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:17:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 9:17:57 PM EST by _DR]
$3.09 for regular here at the Exxon station near my house.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:19:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By MlTCHELL:
M..

That and I think they just recently passed more Ethanol mandates, which are bullshit, raising the price of fuel and lowering fuel economy. ...



No, there are many class action lawsuits against the refiners who used MTBE as an EPA mandated oxygenate. Why? Because MTBE stores well, does not corrode fuel systems, improves octane and has the least effect on mileage. But it contaminates groundwater since it is more soluable in water.

By May 6th, all refiners and blenders will quit using this oxygenate BUT they must still maintain the oxygenate levels, hence the run on ethanol. But since ethanol cannot be added to gasoline for the summer blend market, other, more expensive oxygenates must be used.

And that is why gasoline is so high.



MTBE is gone already, summer gas is in the pipeline, the winter blend is gone. I thought ethanol was part of the summer gas??!.
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