I remember when it was introduced, and how gas prices were supposed to drop. Between what I have observed, and talking to my mechanic friends, I have to wonder why it's still produced.
Where I live, you can only get 91 octane fuel with ethanol. It is the same price as standard gas. Along with that, you get lower gas milage, and more repair costs, because ethanol is hard on engines not designed for it.
And then you have the whole "law of unintended consequences" thing. Much of the ground that used to grow corn for animal feed is now used to grow corn for ethanol production. Feed prices rose, especially cattle feed prices.
So why do we still use it? How much cleaner is it, really? If you know of any websites/newspapers/journals that explain this, please point them out.
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