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Old 03-05-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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No more straight gas in Skagit?

OK, up until last week, the 76 stations at Cook Rd/I-5 and Hwy 20 in Sedro were selling ethanol-free gas; I've been buying my gas there exclusively for the last couple years for that reason. Last week though, I pull in and see the "contains up to 10% ethanol" sign on the pumps. The station attendant tells me all the other 76 stations have switched to ethanol-contaminated gas too, meaning there's no place left in Skagit County, that I know of, to get straight gas.

Anyone else notice this, or know of any last holdouts confirmed in the last week or so?
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:30 AM   #2
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:15 AM   #4
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I've got some right across the highway here in Oak Harbor. Now if I could only burn some.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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Keith, have you checked within the last week if they still sell straight gas near you?

I do know about the pure-gas.org website, and have contributed to it, but the information I heard sounded like a change at the distributor or refinery level, affecting all the 76 (and other?) stations around. This is pretty recent and is not reflected on that website.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:30 PM   #6
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I would love a straight answer on the pure gas issue. Despite what the website says, I had read in several places that any gas from the refineries in Anacortes, Cherry Point, Ferndale and Tacoma has had ethanol in it for several years. Pure gas is supposed to be more common in Eastern Washington since there are some jobbers/distributors who get gas with no ethanol in it from some refineries in Montana, Utah or Wyoming.

So for anyplace in Western Washington that sells ethanol-free gas, I wonder where they are getting it from.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:03 PM   #7
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The Skagit Farmer Supply cardlock on Park Lane, in Burlington is Ethanol free 87/89/92 octanes. This is conveniently located very near to Skagit Powersports....in the industrial park on the other side of the Railroad tracks. Simply drive north from Skagit Powersport, take a right at the Kia dealership, cross the railroad tracks, and turn Right on park lane.

As of Feb 19, 2013 Conoco-Phillips stopped selling pure gas--switching to E10 ethanol blend. This is why the local Texaco stations are now E10. You'll remember a few years back when Shell/Tesoro at March Point did the same thing, and shell stations (along with all the generic coscto/fred meyer/etc.) went to E10.

You can still get pure gas out of Tacoma...this one site is the only left in Western WA to my knowledge.

It should also be noted only the Park Lane skagit farmers is ethonal free. The Burlington Boulevard and Oak Harbor stations are E10.

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Old 03-06-2013, 05:53 AM   #8
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Lake McMurray / Conway exit has non ethanol gas still..
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:20 AM   #9
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Why do they keep forcing this ethanol crap on us?


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Old 03-06-2013, 09:27 AM   #10
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bscman, thanks for the info!

Hi Mark! Which Conway exit station are you referring to, the 76 on the west side of the freeway? The one on the east side has had ethanol for a long time, if I understand correctly, and I'd assumed the one on the west side changed recently. Is there another station there?
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Why do they keep forcing this ethanol crap on us?


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Thank Acher Daniel Midland and their buddies. They had just a wee bit of influence to get the ball rolling. The Govt subsidies were/are great!
Look into sugar import tariffs for the reason we're not importing sugar cane from south of us. It makes great ethanol, more so than corn.
It's big biz working the system to do whats right for their shareholders instead of what's best for everyone.

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Old 03-06-2013, 11:16 AM   #12
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I would love a straight answer on the pure gas issue. Despite what the website says, I had read in several places that any gas from the refineries in Anacortes, Cherry Point, Ferndale and Tacoma has had ethanol in it for several years. Pure gas is supposed to be more common in Eastern Washington since there are some jobbers/distributors who get gas with no ethanol in it from some refineries in Montana, Utah or Wyoming.

So for anyplace in Western Washington that sells ethanol-free gas, I wonder where they are getting it from.
Conoco Phillips has been ethanol free.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #13
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #14
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Conoco Phillips has been ethanol free.
Keith this was true (and the only place I bought gas!) up until recently, like within the last few weeks. Apparently not any more? That's what I'm trying to confirm. (In my posts above, I was referring to Conoco Phillips as "76", same thing.)
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:12 PM   #15
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Not sure where you are exactly, but another option is marinas. They usually do E-free gas. They probably won't let you drive down the dock though. You could bring a gas can if you really ran out of other options.
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