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Ethanol-free Gasoline Found in Beaumont

Monday, June 14, 2010

Updated (July 18th,2010): Myth busted.  No pure-gas sold here!  10% ethanol signs back on.

We have a visual verification - No Pure Gas Sold Here (August 8th, 2010)

According to pure-gas.org, Royal Stop (Mobil) at 8350 Gladys Avenue (at Major Drive) carries ethanol-free gas in all three grades (87-, 89- and 93-octane ratings).  The person who recently posted this station on the site only left this fuzzy piece of information “Pumps do not contain the label ‘May contain up to 10% ethanol’“, so I believe we will have to independently verify that with the proprietor just to be sure (read comments).–Lorenzo

Related article: In Gas-Powered World, Ethanol Stirs Complaints by Kate Galbraith of NY Times.

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  1. Saturday, June 19, 2010 11:32 pm

    Visited the store today (indeed the pumps do not have any “Containing Up To 10% Ethanol” stickers); however, the clerk was unable to clear the rumor, only that from what he had heard “it’s all pure gas, no ethanol”, so he said.

    But now, I have been given the name of the company (Tri-Con, Inc.) and a phone number to call, and I intend to follow up on that because it’s very rare in Texas, or the entire South, for that matter, to find pure, ethanol-free gasoline.

    _Lorenzo

  2. Sunday, June 27, 2010 5:02 pm

    Emailed the VP, Imad Sarkis, and Retail Manager, Lynn Fazio, of Tri-Con, Inc. a week ago; however, neither has responded to my requests to officially validate the online claim. For the moment, I would say that it may just be their oversight for not affixing the “10% Ethanol” stickers properly where they should, and buyers ought to assume that all three grades of gas will contain ethanol (unless someone wants to perform tests on the gas sold) at Royal Stop.

    _Lorenzo

  3. J. P. Ledoux permalink
    Sunday, July 18, 2010 8:23 am

    On July 17, 2010, the pumps at Royal Stop had signs (up to 10% ethanol). I tested the 87 octane and there IS ethanol in the gas. I am seeking ethanol free for my ultralight aircraft. I was in LaPlace, LA last Thursday and there are stations with pure gas. I questioned the clerks as to how they can offer ethanol free. Their reply was the station must offer both types in order to sell the ethanol free. One island was pure gas and the other was 10% ethanol. Sure wish more stations had this option!!!

    Sonny

  4. Sunday, July 18, 2010 6:20 pm

    Thanks, Sonny, for the update!

    I am glad that someone at Tri-Con decided to post the 10% signs instead. So, as far as we know, there are no pure-gas vendors in the Triangle area (and that’s too bad). Keep searching; and if you find one first, please let us know, too. (Royal Stop updated at pure-gas.org)

    _Lorenzo

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