Blender basics.

As much of a problem as tailpipe emission pollution is, there is a way we each can positively impact our environment: pump higher blends of ethanol into your car. Up to 30 percent ethanol, or E30, is good for your engine. Consumers are realizing the emission, economic and engine benefits of mid-level ethanol blends.

When you fill up at a blender pump, you’ll notice that it looks different than pumps at a ‘traditional’ gas station. Historically the higher the octane, the higher the cost. But ethanol replaces toxic aromatics yet still boosts the octane, and that’s how the savings are passed on to you.

At a blender pump, you’ll either see higher octane numbers with lower prices, or the buttons will specifically say an ethanol blend like E20 or E30.

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