Then, out of the blue, my local gas station and (ONLY) E85 supplier decided they needed to price their E85 within $0.30/gal of gasoline. And worse, this was at the time of sharply rising gasoline prices which took the price up to $3.94/gal!
Needless to say, I do NOT buy E85 anymore. And after checking the premier web site for comparing Ethanol E85 prices around the USA, I find the comparison just made me that much more depressed. My station (and my whole STATE for that matter) has the highest E85 prices in the union!
See for yourself: http://e85prices.com/
This makes me come to the conclusion that Ethanol can never really survive standard market forces. E85 must be priced approximately 35% less than gasoline to be viable, and right now my idiotic suppler has barely met a 3% price point premium. That won’t fly. Hope they enjoy sitting on a huge ground-tank of Ethanol…