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85% gas to ethanol ratio

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NOW LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT! THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ENVIROMENTALIST INSIST THAT WE USE ETHANOL TO HELP REDUCE EMISSIONS. adding ethanol to gas will lower the mpg that your vehicle will get. so hypothetically if you get 20 mpg now my you will only get say 16 mpg. so now you have to buy more volume of fuel to get the same distance. where you would buy say 16 gallons of fuel to get a certain distance now you have to buy 20 gallons of fuel to get that same distance.WHICH INTURN MEANS YOUR'E STILL USING THE SAME AMOUNT OF GAS THAT YOU ORIGINALY WOULD USE IF THEY DIDN'T ADD THE ETHANOL TO GAS IN THE FIRST PLACE. THAT REALLY ****** ME OF!
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hopefully just a little confusion here

Flatsrat I hope there is just a little confusion going on here. There is a news story going around about an 85% ethanol 15% petroleum product that is going to have the numbers you are talking about but this is mostly aimed at the alternative fuels vehicles. I don't think they are changing the standard formula of our current fuel to more than the 90% petroleum 10% ethanol. The E85 fuel is going to be an additional choice not requirement. At least not yet anyway...
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