Post suggestions and comments about pure-gas.org below. I reserve the right to remove them at my discretion, especially if they have a clear political angle. Pure gas is a nonpartisan issue. I'm a Democratic Socialist, many users of this site are right-wing Republicans, even Tea Party, and yet we can all agree that ethanol policy is a mistake. It's not a liberal or conservative policy, it's the result of heavy lobbying by the ethanol industry, like ADM, combined with a massive blunder by the EPA in their attempt to spur the adoption of E85 vehicles back in 2007. We can all get along on this just fine.

Comments about specific stations are deleted – those should go in the station comments. If you find a station listing in error, update it or remove it. This page is for general comments about the site and pure gas, of interest to all visitors. Also, comments requesting that gas prices be added will be deleted. Read about this site or just think for a minute about how this site is updated. Prices would never be accurate on this site.

We all need to work on the lagging states especially the Western states. – Jonathan LathburyAtlanta, Georgia (August 1, 2016)
you don't have to post this but i have a question. i found a citgo station [970 S Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415] on your site where i get rec 90 fuel for my bike. they still sell it but i don't see them listed on the site anymore. were they deleted in error or did they violate "something"? also, thank you for the link for the test kits. i definitely want to get one. – James CernigliaWPB (August 7, 2016)
James in West Palm Beach, The station in question may have been removed accidentally, they may have been out of REC 90 E0 for a prolonged time, someone may have maliciously removed the station or it may be listed under another city which might be their actual mailing address. Since you have first hand knowledge that they still sell E0 gas then please re-list the station after you check to make sure they aren't listed in another community. The web site is dependent on folks like you to keep the listings accurate. – Jonathan LathburyAtlanta, Georgia (August 8, 2016)
Sam, a paragraph on your "about" page touches on the issue of energy differences between ethanol and pure gas. I am interested, as I suspect many others would be, on the power gains when switching to a pure gasoline fuel with essentially 5% (compared to E10) more energy per unit of measure. Is the power gain expectation linear? I suspect somewhat greater than. Fortunately, I live in an area with convenient access to 87, 90, 93 pure gas such that I can use it in all vehicles. The differences in drivability as well as measured performance/mileage is quite noticeable. A question - three stations have recently popped up with pure gas availability. They are well within the Atlanta MSA which I thought in which the EPA forbade pure gas from being sold. What's that all about? Oh thank you sooo much for putting this site together. My 11.3:1 compression Ducati loves pure gas, 5hp increase measured at the rear wheel. – Stuart D.GA (August 9, 2016)
Yeah, Stuart, one can often expect better than 5% improvement with pure gas if, for no other reason, the engine was DESIGNED for pure gas. Like your Duc - they don't put ethanol in gas in Europe, and that engine is designed for high-octane pure gas. So besides giving less bang per bang, E10 has a different combustion profile and a high-compression high-rev motorcycle engine is very tightly designed around the way the fuel burns. Up here at 7000 feet the story is slightly different; high octane actually delays ignition a bit due to the lack of oxygen, so I'm told (just Sunday) that medium grade is best in a Ducati 959, which is even higher compression. I told that rider to test out pure gas (he's been fueling with E10) and see how it compares. I expect similar results to yours. Italians prefer ethanol in their grappa. – SamSanta Fe, NM (August 9, 2016)
Stuart in Georgia, as to your question about metro Atlanta, the fact is neither the EPA nor the Ga EPD forbade the sale or use of E0 gas. Marathon specifically formulated REC 90 octane to meet EPA regulations as a low sulphur high octane fuel to be sold in areas like Atlanta and south Florida. The use of that fuel in many cases is actually lower in emissions out put than standard E10 blended gas.

The problem was that not too many stations understood they were legally able or had the dedicated tank to sell REC 90. But just a couple of years ago the EPA relaxed its air quality regulations over the 45 county metro Atlanta area. Then the general sale of both REC 90 and 87 octane E0 started to increase and as you said now we actually have two stations inside the donut hole of I-285 and quite a few just outside I-285 selling E0 gas. Hopefully folks are figuring out that E0 gas is actually a cleaner burning fuel as well a fuel that delivers higher fuel economy. – Jonathan LathburyAtlanta, Georgia (August 9, 2016)
I strongly suggest that all users of this site, when leaving comments include the following; 1. Is the fuel available from the pump or in cans 2. Is the dealer a regular gas retailer (i.e. a public gas station) 3. What are the available ethanol free octane ratings 4. What are the prices – SteveMassachusetts (August 21, 2016)
H OIL in Shelbyville Ky was removed - reportedly because it's a used car lot now. I just purchased rec 90 there. They are still selling ethanol free 89 and 90. They are not selling cars. – MikeShelbyville, KY (August 21, 2016)
Steve in MA - I can't speak for the whole country, but you can be sure in the places I've added and/or edited that 1. Gas is pumped (I know a couple places near me that have the cans, but they were never listed here) 2. They sell to the public, even the ones that are primarily distributors 3. Their octanes are listed. As for prices, it was my original understanding that this was beyond this site's scope - but lately Jonathan has been encouraging folks to leave them in the comments. I haven't done so yet, but you can usually count on 50-80 cents per gallon above the prevailing E10 price in those areas (central NC, south central VA, and parts of SC and TN) - more in out-of-the-way rural areas. Oh - on #2 - I know of one station who says the public is welcome but their card readers can be quirky, and one other I'm not sure about. (Now you've got me curious; I think I'll give 'em a call.) - Rick Mozeleski, a/k/a – MadFuelerWinston-Salem, NC (August 22, 2016)
Speaking of card terminals, I just found out from a coworker that the local E0 terminal gives you 12 cents per gallon off if you have an account with them. Something to keep in mind with the terminal-type places. – SamSanta Fe, NM (August 23, 2016)
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