Saving on gas

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Want to save money? Try running your car on pure gas rather than fuel mixed with ethanol.
Last week, I took a road trip to Roanoke, Va.
Before I left York County, I filled up on gasoline that contains no ethanol. Only about three stations in the area sell pure gas. The rest peddle fuel that contains 10 percent ethanol.
I made the trip and still had a half tank left from my original fill-up some 300 miles back.
A week later, before I hit the road back to York, I filled up on gas that contained ethanol.
I took the same route and made the same one stop. When I arrived home, I had burned through three-quarters of a tank of gas.
Ethanol may have environmental benefits, but you’re not saving any money behind the wheel.

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7 Responses to Saving on gas

  1. Chris Hutton says:

    So, to save money, it’s OK to screw the environment? That’s the attitude the Conservatives have been taking for decades!

  2. Sean Adkins says:

    In this economy, I believe, saving money must be the first priority.

  3. Teresa Boeckel says:

    Some drivers are finding, too, that their older vehicles don’t perform well if they buy gas with ethanol in it.

  4. Teresa Boeckel says:

    Some drivers are finding, too, that their older vehicles don’t perform well if they buy gas with ethanol in it.

  5. Bob Junkins says:

    I wuould like to know where the gas ststions are located around York County, that are Ethanol free.

  6. Bob Junkins says:

    I would like to know where the gas stations are located around York County that are Ethenol free.

  7. Sean Adkins says:

    I know of two stations that sell pure gas. One is Crone’s Gas & Goodies on Route 74 in Dover Township. The other is Hake’s Grocery in Dover. If anyone knows of any other stations, please list them.

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