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    Caseys Gas Question

    I know a thread about this was already started quite a while ago, but couldn't find it. I noticed a while ago that gas at caseys is all 87 octane, including the ethanol blend, that used to be 89. I also noticed that the difference in price between regular unleaded and ethanol blended gas is bigger. Today the price of ethanol blend was $3.14 ad the regular was $3.47. Can someone explain what is going on with this?

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    Re: Caseys Gas Question

    All I know is that Casey's was the first gas station near my house to raise prices to gouging levels on 9/11.


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    Re: Caseys Gas Question

    Casey's prices change whenever Quick Trips does. They got rid of one ethanol blend recently and out a new one in.



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    Re: Caseys Gas Question

    Pipelines are no longer sending 87 unblended gasoline to the midwest. Now 84 and 91 have to be blended to make 87 or 89 octane without Ethanol. That costs more so the price for mid-grade non-ethanol gas is increasing.



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    Re: Caseys Gas Question

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperTrooper View Post
    Pipelines are no longer sending 87 unblended gasoline to the midwest. Now 84 and 91 have to be blended to make 87 or 89 octane without Ethanol. That costs more so the price for mid-grade non-ethanol gas is increasing.
    Which sort of begs the question...

    Why did they stop shipping something people use (87 octane) and start shipping something useless (if there is a practical application for 84 octane let me know)? Guess I don't see the point in that!



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    Re: Caseys Gas Question

    The way I understand it, the pipeline to Iowa is now supplying 84 instead of 87 octane gas. Retailers now will blend the 84 with either ethanol or 91 octane to get to 87 octane. It used to be that the retailers either sold the 87 octane or blended it with ethanol which resulted in the 89 octane.

    Nonethanol gas in Iowa could see price jump - Omaha.com



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    Re: Caseys Gas Question

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Which sort of begs the question...

    Why did they stop shipping something people use (87 octane) and start shipping something useless (if there is a practical application for 84 octane let me know)? Guess I don't see the point in that!
    From what I've read, the pipeline company made that change based on demand from their customers. I'm assuming someone will make more money because of the switch.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Which sort of begs the question...

    Why did they stop shipping something people use (87 octane) and start shipping something useless (if there is a practical application for 84 octane let me know)? Guess I don't see the point in that!
    Presumably 84 octane is cheaper than 87 although I don't know how much. I'm assuming the gas companies like being able to sell an 87 octane with ethanol in it since most cars don't need the 89 octane when they buy ethanol.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    From what I've read, the pipeline company made that change based on demand from their customers. I'm assuming someone will make more money because of the switch.
    That's gotta be the answer right there. Someone figured out they could make an extra penny per gallon by blending 87 themselves from a lower-grade fuel.



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    Re: Caseys Gas Question

    Sucks for the people like me that have vehicles that require 89. I'm going to try out 91 and see if my fuel mileage increases since it's not ethanol.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Sucks for the people like me that have vehicles that require 89. I'm going to try out 91 and see if my fuel mileage increases since it's not ethanol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Sucks for the people like me that have vehicles that require 89. I'm going to try out 91 and see if my fuel mileage increases since it's not ethanol.
    Give it a couple tanks and you should see a slight increase. Keep in mind though that winter blended fuel will be coming out soon and then everyone's mileage will be going down until spring.



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