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Old 07-01-2014, 05:29 AM
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Default what causes pure gas to be not available in some North east states?

is it legislation by the states? epa? or a business decision by gasoline companies? in south carolina many stations sell pure gas (no ethanol)
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I'm sure it is 100% political...
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Here in Central Suckhole NY, We still have pure gas.
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Liberals hate pure gas.
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Good question, I understand it is by legislation. But I'm not sure by who?
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It all has to do with where the lines run and population density - basically economics 101 for the gas company. It is difficult to add where there is not an existing infrastructure. If you live in the boonies ya aint gonna get it.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
It all has to do with where the lines run and population density - basically economics 101 for the gas company. It is difficult to add where there is not an existing infrastructure. If you live in the boonies ya aint gonna get it.
Not sure if that's true, either. I was riding up through a rather uninhabited area of SC a few weeks ago and passed two stations that sold regular gas.

There are 3 stations and a marina within 8 miles of my house that sell non ethanol gas.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
It all has to do with where the lines run and population density - basically economics 101 for the gas company. It is difficult to add where there is not an existing infrastructure. If you live in the boonies ya aint gonna get it.
He's talking about pure gasoline, not natural gas.

Gasoline is delivered to the gas stations in pure form. It's mixed just before being put in the stations tanks. There is no practical reason why pure gasoline isn't available everywhere, just legislative reasons. In most cases it's state laws, but I believe there may be some densely populated areas where ethanol blended gas is required by EPA.

In FL, the law requiring E-10 for use in all road-going vehicles was recently repealed. Stations could always sell puregas for use in recreational vehicles, yard equipment, etc. but there were legal hoops they had to jump through. Those are gone. Now any station can offer, and more and more in my area are offering it.
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there may be some densely populated areas where ethanol blended gas is required by EPA.



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