Friday, July 15, 2016

tank #17

gallons E85: 4.004 @ $1.889/ gallon

gallons 87 octane gas: 8.954 @ 2.189/ gallon

ethanol content of tank: 31.77%

Octane of tank: 91.98

savings over premium @ $2.689/ gallon: $7.682

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Thoughts on E85 pricing

So I have a Meijer right behind my house, and they have E85.  It is very convenient, and I probably would not use E85 if it were not so convenient.

Even so...

My Meijer prices E85 30 cents less than regular gas.  At a Meijer in another town down the road from me, there is a Speedway gas station next door that also sells E85.  There, they sell E85 for a lower, more market oriented price.

For example, when I got E85 for $1.79, they had it for $1.61 a gallon.  Speedway had it for $1.63 a gallon.

I have heard that, for stations that carry it and price it right, E85 is the second best selling fuel after regular gas.  Sells better than 89 or 93 octane.  I guess I just don't understand why Meijer doesn't use a market price wherever they sell E85 and sell more of it.  I guess that doesn't make the most money for them.

tank #16

The E85 pumps at Meijer are in bad shape, one was out of service on the E85 side, the other out of service on the gas side.  Even that pump was pumping really slow, so I only got 3 gallons of E85 instead of 4, and had to go to a second pump to get the gas!

Gallons E85: 3.004 @ $1.749/ gallon

Gallons of 87 octane gas: 9.695 @ 2.049/ gallon

ethanol content of tank: 20.56% to 23.94%

octane of tank: 89.2 to 90.2

savings over premium @ 2.749/ gallon: $9.98