This is just great, $3.09/gallon for 87 Octane gas; totalling $31 to fill my car. I’m really glad I don’t own a Mustang, Camaro, or Firebird. This is where four bangers can get their pride from. Its now (even more so) a luxury to drive.
Anyhow, I dislikethe oil companies; they are quite obviously profiting well from this natural disaster in Louisiana; however, I will say I commend Cheveron for donating $5 Million for the relief efforts. Same for Exxon-Mobile, donating $7 Million. I feel they just did this for good PR, but still, its good they donated to it. AOL-TimeWarner hasn’t published on their sites how much they donated; however, AOL does run the NetworkForGood website to help in distributing donations accordingly. AOL has done a good effort of sending marketing popups for NFG when subscribers sign on. I would expect and recommend TWX offer a dollar for dollar matching campaign – which would be great.
I’m glad people are still out for looking for alternatives. My roommate Mark has read up on E-85 Fuel, likewise I checked the facts. Its a 105 Octane fuel, which composed of an 85% mix of Ethanol, 15% gasoline. It is renewable, high performance, affordable. He runs a 50% mix of E-85 and 91 Octane gas (he reprogrammed his Mustang to run 91 Octane). It saves money compared to this $3.00+ per gallon. E-85 is like $2.30 – with better gas mileage than traditional gas. The byproduct of E-85 is Carbon Dioxide, which plants will consume, which can then be used for more Ethanol [ideally].
I might run a 40/60 Mix of Ethanol and 87 Gas to see how it runs in my car. However, to see if your car is ‘approved’ to run it (ie, if your car is a Flexible Fuel Vehicle), check here.