We have pure premium, no ethanol added
- We can accommodate vehicles that do not tolerate ethanol in their engines: antique and classic cars and motorcycles, all watercraft, generators and pumps, 2 cycle and small 4 cycle engines found in recreational vehicles and tools.
- As a result we do not have “Plus" which is a mixture of regular and premium, because by law only high octane gasoline can be ethanol free.
- Price per gallon of pure premium is about 20 cents higher than premium with ethanol (5%).
- Vehicles that use premium will demonstrate 2-10% improved gas mileage and performance.
- Regular gasoline (87 octane with up to 10% ethanol) is still available.
Ethanol is a hydrocarbon made from plants, which is what gasoline, oil, natural gas and coal are. All of these are burned to produce waste heat and CO2, and each has its own additional pollution. Coal tends to produce unpleasant sulfur compounds, which end up as acid rain. Ethanol produces aldehydes, which burn human mucus membranes (eyes, nose and throat).
The advantage of ethanol is that it can be made today and used, rather than waiting millions of years for fossil fuel derivatives.
Converting the U.S. to run on ethanol would require more land devoted to growing corn than exists in the U.S. The pressure in favor of ethanol is currently coming mainly from subsidies to corn agribusiness.
Modern cars can use up to 10% blends of ethanol. Most drivers find that gasoline without ethanol, though more expensive at the pump, allows them better mileage and reduced wear and tear on the engine.