Mileage Fuels Ethanol Debate ; Missouri's E-10 Mandate Irritates Some Drivers
Newspapers, McClatchy, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
KANSAS CITY - Charles Kigar doesn't think twice when he has a choice of buying a gallon of conventional gasoline or a gallon of gas that contains ethanol at the same price.
He buys the gas without ethanol.
The reason is a simple matter of science. Conventional gas delivers more energy than a gallon that contains ethanol.
If it's a gallon of E-10, which is a blend of 10 percent ethanol and conventional gas, there's an energy difference of about 3.4 percent.
Now that might not seem like much when you're topping off the tank this week. But over the course of a year of normal driving, it would take an additional 40 gallons of E-10 to go the same …
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