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Old 04-12-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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E85 Prices and Ethanol Info.

Filled up with E85 this afternoon at the Phillips Station on North Woodlawn for $2.87 gal.

Here is a good AAA website that has national prices updated daily:

http://www.aaafuelgaugereport.com/

Looks like a few more E85 stations are in the works for Wichita:

CSC #42 (Phillips 66)
3810 N Woodlawn
Wichita, KS 67220
316-652-0447

Pawnee Corner - Shell station
1535 East Pawnee
Wichita, KS 67216
316-295-4535

Phillips 66 on West
802 Northwest
Wichita, KS 67203
316-942-4061
Coming soon!

Jump Start Wichita
3805 West 21st
Wichita, KS 67213
316-941-9505
Coming soon!


Kwik Shop
5340 N Maize Rd
Maize, KS 67101
316-722-6302

...and the State of Kansas:

Jump Start Convenience Store
601 S Summit St
Arkansas City, KS 67005
620-442-0927

Frontier Equity Exchange
209 W Hwy. 36
Bird City, KS 67731
785-734-2488

Jump Start - Burlington
1124 North 4th
Burlington, KS 66839
620-364-2084

For Your Convenience
1401 W 11th
Coffeyville, KS 67337
620-251-8185

On the Go (Shell)
9134 Woodend Rd
Edwardsville, KS 66111
913-441-4488
I-435 and Woodend

S & S Oil Cardlock #1
711 Anderson St.
Emporia, KS 66801
620-342-2835
CFN card only. Apply for card 800-342-2835.

Petro Plus
120 S Maple St.
Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6234

Bill's Quick Stop
24963 NE 169 Hwy
Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6602

Producers Coop
300 E. St. John
Girard, KS 66743
620-724-4117

Moeder Oil Company, Inc.
2302 Rail Rd. Ave.
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-792-1203
24 hour Card-Trol. Without card 7 AM-5 PM.

Power Plus
3505 Vine St.
Hays, KS 67601
785-625-3179

Zarco 66 Earth Friendly Fuels
9th & Iowa
Lawrence, KS 66044

Farmers Cooperative Assn
3384 Excel Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-776-9467
Unmanned. 24-Hr fueling. Major credit cards accepted.

Jump Start Manhattan Leaven
206 Leavenworth
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-776-7512
Coming Soon!

Wright's Truck Stop
301 W Fowler
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104
620-886-3791

Bailey's Corner #4
825 West Main
Neodesha, KS 66767
620-325-3896
Coming Soon!

Farmers Coop Elevator
1 S Nickerson Street
Nickerson, KS 67561
620-422-3207

Mitten Travel Plaza - Travel Center of America
US 40 & I-70
Oakley, KS 67748
785-672-4111

Offerle Country Store
US Hwy. 50 & Elm
Offerle, KS 67563
620-659-2165

Conoco
800 N Ridgeview Rd.
Olathe, KS 66061
913-764-5094

BP
403 E 8th
Overbrook, KS 66524
785-665-7082

Stockyard Travel Plaza
2431 N 16th
Parsons, KS 67357
620-421-8900

Pump N Pete's #8
1528 Main Street
Parsons, KS 67357
620-421-3990

Bailey's Corner #9
2301 West Main
Parsons, KS 67357
620-421-0800

Bosselman Travel Center
1944 N 9th St.
Salina, KS 67401
785-825-6787

Cenex
500 W Lalande
Sublette, KS 67877
620-675-2252

Busy B's
325 North Galvasten
Thayer, KS 66776
620-839-5883

Capital City Oil
4141 NW Lower Silver LakeRd.
Topeka, KS 66618

CSC #48 - Wanamaker
1531 SW Wanamaker
Topeka, KS 66614
785-271-7900

CSC #46 - Topeka Gage
3300 SW Gage
Topeka, KS 66614
785-228-1171

Conoco
206 W 15th St
Wellington, KS 67152
620-326-3104
Coming Soon!

Farmers Co-Op
9011 North A Street
Wellington, KS 67152
1-800-993-7280

Jump Start Yates Center
301 South Fry
Yates Center, KS 66783
620-625-2244
Coming Soon!

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Feb 22, 2008

called ICM and e-mailed ksgrains.com and here's the facts on the various blends in Kansas and this does vary across the states:

October 16 - April 15 = E75

April 16 - June 15 = E80

June 16 - September 15 = E85

September 16 - October 15 = E80

4 changes in a single year

hope this helps the E-85 users

Just received another e-mail back from ksgrains.com and they said to keep in mind that just because the plants are shipping the different blends per the schedule noted above, it doesn't mean the retailer pumps will reflect the change immediately. The reason is because the retailers may already have 3/4 of a tank full of the E75 when the E80 arrives and it will be a while until the ethanol level is balanced.

Sounds like the best way to play it safe is to tune for E75 and leave it until mid-summer. Then maybe re-tune for the E85 for a few months and finally switch back to the E75 tune around September and leave it until the next year. I have 4 settings on my chip so I will probably have Chris make 2 tunes (E75 & E85) for me and I'll switch between them..
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Good info, thanks.
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:36 PM   #3
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you are in the loop more on this than any of my other contacts. any info on stations on the south end of the county doing e-blends? does a google map build for e85 stations or would i have to cross reference my existing fuel map with the list of stations known to already have e85? lazy, i know, but easy enough to ask.
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any info on stations on the south end of the county doing e-blends?
At one time there was talk of a station coming to Haysville, but I haven't heard anything lately. I too need one further south.

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does a google map build for e85 stations or would i have to cross reference my existing fuel map with the list of stations known to already have e85?
Here's an E85 travel map I came across. Not sure how often it is updated:

http://e85prices.com/e85map.php

There is also a rumor that a certain dyno shop is thinking about carrying their own blend of ethanol at a reasonable rate
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:22 PM   #5
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E85 news article:

"So What Are The Facts About Ethanol?

Due to the price of gasoline, world tensions, and environmental issues there has been a lot in the news lately regarding alternative-fuels. One of the more talked about alternative-fuels is ethanol, what follows is a basic fact sheet on this popular biofuel.

• Ethanol is a vegetable oil based fuel as opposed to standard petroleum fuel.

• Pure ethanol is a clear, colorless liquid.

• Ethanol cuts poisonous exhaust emissions when compared to standard fuel.

• Chemically, Ethanol is a kind of alcohol.

• Ethanol melts at -114 C (-173F) and boils at 78.5C (173.5F).

• Simple sugars are the raw materials that make Ethanol.

• Currently, Ethanol is used mainly by large corporations or government branches who can afford to invest in their own fueling stations, although this is changing.

• Nissan, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, and Ford among others make cars that run on Ethanol.

• The vegetables most often associated with the manufacture of Ethanol are corn, barley, trees, grasses, and wheat.

• Ethanol is sometimes used in combination with gasoline, the most popular mixture known as E85 which is 85% Ethanol and 15% gasoline.

• Despite it’s resurgence in popularity, Ethanol has been looked to as a fuel for decades. In fact, Henry Ford originally planned the Model T to run on alcohol.

• Almost all car manufacturers now approve of the use of ethanol in their warranty information.

• The fermentation and the distilling of crops with high sugar content is the basis for making Ethanol.

• Usually industrial grade Ethanol has been denatured, which means a small percentage of unpleasant chemicals (some poisonous) have been added, so it cannot be consumed by humans as an alcoholic beverage.

• Neither the manufacturing or the burning of ethanol adds to the greenhouse effect.

• Ethanol is 100% biodegradable.

• Ethanol is a very high octane substitute for conventional fuel.

• Ethanol can be manufactured privately on an individual level using a still, although it is a little more complex than the manufacture of Biodiesel.

Ethanol is just one of many cleaner burning, sometimes cheaper, better for the world alternative fuels. With the proper research and development, a world that depends less on oil and oil producing countries is a reality.

Mark Allen is a strong supporter of the continued search for a viable alternative-fuel. More information at http://www.biodieselplans.info

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=M._Allen"
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Oil prices to double by 2012: Canadian study
Breitbart.com
Apr 24 03:05 PM US/Eastern

The price of oil is likely to hit 150 dollars (Canadian, US) a barrel by 2010 and soar to 225 dollars a barrel by 2012 as supply becomes increasingly tight, a Canadian bank said Thursday.
The CIBC report says the International Energy Agency's current oil production estimates overstate supply by about nine percent, since it wrongly counts natural gas liquids -- which are not viable for transportation fuel -- in its numbers.

Analyst Jeff Rubin in his report noted accelerating depletion rates in many of the world's largest and most mature oil fields. He estimates oil production will hardly grow at all, with average daily production between now and 2012 rising by barely a million barrels per day.

"Whether we have already seen the peak in world oil production remains to be seen, but it is increasingly clear that the outlook for oil supply signals a period of unprecedented scarcity," said Rubin.

"Despite the recent record jump in oil prices, oil prices will continue to rise steadily over the next five years, almost doubling from current levels."

The CIBC report also notes that while production increases are at a virtual standstill, global demand continues to grow.

An expected drop in demand in the United States due to higher prices and a weak economy will be more than offset by demand growth in developing nations, it says.

Rubin cites, for example, the recent launch of Tata's 2,500-dollar car that will allow millions of households in India to soon own automobiles.

He also notes that car sales last year were up 60 percent in Russia, up 30 percent in Brazil and up 20 percent in China.

Transport fuel now accounts for half of the world's oil usage.

Although US oil consumption is likely to fall by over two million barrels a day over the next five years as pump prices rise, he says, more drivers on the road in Russia, China and India will surely pick up the slack in demand.
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just filled up at the Pawnee Shell and E85 was $3.39 gal
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Today the Phillips station at Woodlawn and 37th has E85 for $3.07 gal
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Today the Phillips station at Woodlawn and 37th has E85 for $3.07 gal
Dang it. I filled up at the Shell station for $3.29.




I'm going to start driving my honda to one of the other stations with my fuel jugs.
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Dang it. I filled up at the Shell station for $3.29.




I'm going to start driving my honda to one of the other stations with my fuel jugs.
LOL, could you swing by Derby and I will give you my 2 jugs as well
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Filled up with E85 today at 37th & Woodlawn for $3.02 gal.
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Filled up with E85 today at 37th & Woodlawn for $3.25 gal.
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Are you using E85 for the octane only or for some other reason? if its just about cost then you should read some comparison articles almost all the ones I read always gave the cost advantage to gas simply because it takes more ethanol to produce the same power thus negating the cost factor. Just curious
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Are you using E85 for the octane only or for some other reason? if its just about cost then you should read some comparison articles almost all the ones I read always gave the cost advantage to gas simply because it takes more ethanol to produce the same power thus negating the cost factor. Just curious
http://www.wichitaracing.com/forums/...hlight=ethanol
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OK so what kinda of mileage are you guys who have "tuned" for it getting.
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