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Killer price on E-85 around here.... #4578808
11/19/17 11:12 AM
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ZZman Offline OP
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Unleaded is about 2.47 right now. E85 is a dollar cheaper. Quite a spread!


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Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: ZZman] #4578828
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The e85 spread down here is probably 5 cents. Doesn't make sense.


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Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: ZZman] #4578830
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This price difference would likely make the MPG difference a wash. E85 ran great in my 2010 FX4 when towing, but the MPG and price difference between it and E10, did not make it worth it at the time.


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Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: ZZman] #4578857
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See if its milky coming out the pump. LOL

Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: ZZman] #4578865
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For that kind of price difference, the E85 would be a no-brainer for anyone with a flex fuel vehicle.


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Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: ZZman] #4578879
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The online calculator says at $2.47 you break even at $1.74.

Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: steveh] #4578883
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ZZman Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: steveh
The online calculator says at $2.47 you break even at $1.74.


Would that be with a calculated 25% mpg loss?


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Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: JustinH] #4578928
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Originally Posted By: JustinH
The e85 spread down here is probably 5 cents. Doesn't make sense.


Depends on the distance from the corn fields. Ethanol has to sent via tanker truck so the further away it is from the corn belt, the more it costs. So it makes sense in some areas, not so much in others.

Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: ZZman] #4578938
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A lot of fuel grade ethanol is transported by barges and railcars as well. Proximity of a terminal to a navigable waterway or rail supply is a factor. Houston area is the only place in Texas I've seen E85 at retail with a reasonable price spread. Ohio was a different story.


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Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: Nyogtha] #4579047
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E 85 around here is usually 20-30 cents under regular unleaded...............but right now regular is $2.64 - E85 $1.69

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Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: ZZman] #4579168
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I have been burning E85 in the Ranger since the last gas spike.
RUG is $2.56, E85 is $1.58 minus 6 cents/gal for using Speedy Rewards MC = $1.52.


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Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: Nyogtha] #4579179
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Originally Posted By: Nyogtha
A lot of fuel grade ethanol is transported by barges and railcars as well. Proximity of a terminal to a navigable waterway or rail supply is a factor. Houston area is the only place in Texas I've seen E85 at retail with a reasonable price spread. Ohio was a different story.


That makes sense. We have no cornfields nearby, but there is a river terminal and railroads. E85 is about 50 cents less a gallon here now.

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Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: ZZman] #4579241
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I may be wrong , but I think , at one time , Uncle Sugar was paying $ .50 a gallon subsidy for the ethanol ?

Waste of my tax money ! :-(


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Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: fins] #4579308
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We drove by a Thornton's today and they had E10 for $2.479 and E85 for 1.859, so the lower cost per mile would be had with the E85, assuming one had a flex fuel vehicle.
Ohio is corn country, after all.


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Re: Killer price on E-85 around here.... [Re: ZZman] #4581342
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I'm liking e85 but it is not much cheaper here in FL. Limited distribution as well. Only one station in Tallahassee


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