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post #1 of 65 Old 05-30-2006, 5:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ethanol sucks

The Houston market is now fully converted from MTBE to ethanol, and as a result, I've noticed a 10% decrease in my truck's fuel economy. 10% may not seem like a lot, but when you go from 10mpg to 9mpg...

Again, thank goodness for my company discount on gasoline.

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Re: Ethanol sucks

Yep, everything I've read about ethanol is that it is at least as bad for getting into water as the MTBE was.

I read recently that big oil was trying to get some protection from responsibility against environmental lawsuits from using additives the EPA mandates.

I think that's very reasonable, the EPA should be held to pay for some of it, but with the price of oil...very difficult politically.




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Re: Ethanol sucks

Beware of ethanol in the water supply. Around here, people drink ethanol straight out of the bottle, although some can only handle the dilluted form in 12 ounce cans.
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Re: Ethanol sucks

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Beware of ethanol in the water supply. Around here, people drink ethanol straight out of the bottle, although some can only handle the dilluted form in 12 ounce cans.
I was thinking the same thing...
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Re: Ethanol sucks

IRL engines will run on 100% ethanol next year.
I can't wait for the public outcry when a bag of popcorn hits $5.00.
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Yep there is one of them ethanol plants up in Lynchburg TN

Must obey the sheep dog
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Re: Ethanol sucks

Just think of the fresh water shortages when you have to irrigate all those cornfields that'll gonna save the world.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: Ethanol sucks

Too bad they can't make a car with a big ass rubber band that you wind all night, and has enough stored energy to propel a car to work and back, that'd be the ****
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Re: Ethanol sucks

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IRL engines will run on 100% ethanol next year.
I can't wait for the public outcry when a bag of popcorn hits $5.00.
Damn corn mafia. Rising gas prices is a conspiracy by midwestern farmers to move more corn. This will force them to hire more workers at cheaper wages and without having to pay for health care (guest worker program). Once people realize that ethanol gets crappy mileage, the corn prices will have already set a new standard price and will never drop below that level. As we switch back to oil based fuels, gas prices will then jump again. See how it all ties in together?

All the while, farm barons just line their pockets. This is why we should abolish agricultural colleges. They're getting too smart.
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Re: Ethanol sucks

Bush has a secret corn farm as well.
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We should regulate corn futures. Everyone is equally entitled to corn.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: Ethanol sucks

mmmmm corn.


Pass the butter and salt please.

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Re: Ethanol sucks

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The Houston market is now fully converted from MTBE to ethanol, and as a result, I've noticed a 10% decrease in my truck's fuel economy. 10% may not seem like a lot, but when you go from 10mpg to 9mpg...
Pete, you're just being provocative. 9mpg (per person gallon as well, since I presume you ride one-up) would just about be justified when you're driving a supercar the way it's meant to be, but commuting in a converted troop carrier, well.....

Change is as good as a rest!
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Re: Ethanol sucks

Actually, it's a troop carrier wannabe...but hey, who's counting?




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