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Message Subject Tweets from around the U.S. " long lines at gas stations right now!" Panic buying! Fights!
Poster Handle Nine's
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Nothin goin on here in NJ. Gas is $3.85 and it's business as usual! Did just top off my tank though, just in case...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5240732

That's because California has a special blend of child's blood in our gas, so we have a shortage in California while other states don't have such bullshit in their gas and do not have a shortage.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24957083

Yeah, as soon as everyone is desperate enough for gas in any form, even if it destroys your engine, they'll roll out the surprise that all gas should have 15 percent ethanol.

"By federal mandate, ethanol makes up about 10 percent of most fuel that motorists buy at the pump. Unfortunately for ethanol makers, Americans are driving fewer miles and upgrading to more efficient cars.

So ethanol makers want to change the longstanding recipe, and they are trying to persuade gas stations and motorists to buy fuel that is 15 percent ethanol, or E15. In the summer of 2012, a service station in Lawrence, Kans., became the first in the nation to offer the new blend for regular cars.

Ethanol advocates acknowledge that it will be difficult to persuade motorists to fill up with E15. Although the Environmental Protection Agency has approved the fuel for cars with a model year of 2001 and later, most major automakers are warning customers to stay away, saying they are unconvinced that it is safe for engines. And the modifications necessary for a gas station to offer E15 may cost tens of thousands of dollars a steep deterrent to station owners who have no idea whether the fuel will appeal to customers."

[link to topics.nytimes.com]
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