Everyone I talk to is having problems with this fuel, people with chain saws, yard equipment, boats and cars. Ethanol disolves gas lines, primers on lawn equipment and outboard motors.(See the artical “FUELISH MISTAKES,” by Fritz Grell, in the October issue of the Florida Sportsman.) It also has reduced the gas mileage on my car. My car used to get 23 to 24 miles per gallon, now I get 21 to 22 miles per gallon. If 10 million cars have my same experience and drive 15,000 miles per year, they would have to buy 621,100,000 extra gallons of fuel! At $3.00 per gallon, thats $1,863,300,000 per year. I had to rebuild the carburetor on my boat and the cost for a rebuild kit, carburetor cleaner, and chemical resistant gloves came to $88.80. The time to remove , clean, install the kit, reinstall and adjust the carburetor, required seven and a half hours of labor. Am I the only one with these problems?
Why are we seeing 15 to 25 cents above reg. gas for mid grade and 35 to 40 cents for premium gas. There used to be just 10 cents jump for mid grade and 20 cents jump for premium. Are these stations gouging, if so why isn’t the state? or federal consumer affairs doing something about? it? Why does Mobile Exon refuse to build new refineries to replace the old run down ones? With over 40 bln. in profits why not ? I understand there? is a real need for new ones.