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by GetGasWI  Mar 26, 2016

Yes gvan, though it's actually the number of refineries requiring the upgrades for Tier 3 rather than just the time it takes. There are simply so many that waited until now that it will take several months for all of them, which is actually better than all of them doing it at once. If you hadn't noticed, many of these were down back in February and are already back online, which is why the prices jumped so rapidly throughout the Midwest last month. Though prices will probably remain higher thru June, they may also drop back a bit as this ends later in the summer.

by GetGasWI  Mar 26, 2016

Saw your question about why the Midwest maintenance is taking several months this year. The basic reason is that there's simply more of it than there has been on average over the last 10 years. However, the deeper reason that even the full EIA report itself doesn't address is that many of the refineries are preparing for the Tier 3 gasoline requirements that begin January 2017. These require a much lower Sulfur content of 10 ppm (around 80 ppm now, with some other specifics), which requires some major changes to various processes. So along with the usual maintenance, many of the refineries will be making the necessary upgrades to deal with Tier 3 either now or in the fall.

by lyledeck  Mar 23, 2016

Thanks... just motoring along :)

by lyledeck  Mar 23, 2016

Congratulations on reaching 4.25 Million points!

by jonsv  Feb 22, 2016

Thanks for the message on Feb 8th. I guess you are perfect

by autotech46  Feb 20, 2016

As far as I can tell the EPA mandate puts all of us on ethanol. Usually the pump is marked. A little chemistry and it is easy to test. You need a small graduated container. Fill it to 10 with "gas", add water to 12, shake and wait! water will mix with ethanol and settle to the bottom. If you have a water line to 2 you have no ethanol, 3 you gained 1/10 which was ethanol. Dispose of wisely as it is still very flammable, but the water will stop your car if you put the mix in your tank! This information came from a car manufacture, with a kit to do it. The were having over ethanol making their cars run bad, and getting the blame when it was the junkanol. A little long but I found out high test is also 10% junkanol!

by autotech46  Feb 20, 2016

Congratulations on being able to read can labels! I'm serious, there are people out there who actually add dry gas to todays fuel, as if 10% isn't enough! Keep up the good posts!

by lgppa  Feb 09, 2016

Thanks for your comments! Yes, I'm keeping warm, warmer than last winter at this time and not burning 6 tons of wood pellets! We are in Zephyrhills, FL until late April, we got a late start, we've been here only 3 weeks! We did get out of PA before all of the bad weather hit, actually it had been pretty mild even after we left in early January! We traveled to Virginia Beach, VA until the 19th when we came to FL! We stayed in VB with our 2 sons and visited our other 2 sons and 6 of our g-kids! Next weeks temps will be back up into the 70s here, much better than temps in Curwensville, PA! We became "Snow Birds" this year, bought a small trailer with a nice "Florida" room, which we spend much of our time relaxing, watching TV, where we have our computers also! We will be back here in early November instead of late January to enjoy the warmer winters here! Ron

by lgppa  Feb 09, 2016

A BIG CONGRATS on reaching 3,000 consecutive days, can you believe, every day for 8 years and 80 days! Wow, another milestone has arrived! : ) You have worked too hard to give up now, it's not time to retire yet! Using the GasBuddy app really helps GasBuddies to post everyday, which is the smart way to keep up with GasBuddy nowadays! Sill less than 20% of GBs do not use the mobile app every day, missing out on more than 8,000 extra points each week! Your Consecutive Day Rank is: 204 of the top 4,000 GBs! WARNING! Every day GBs lose their consecutive days, many with big numbers, the #1 reason, oops, I just forgot! :( It's sad to see many of my buddies start all over after many years of hard work! Hang onto those hard earned consecutive days as I track your progress to the next milestone at 3,100 days! Thanks buddy for your 11+ years of dedication here on GasBuddy! Have a nice week! Ron

by DABEE1073  Feb 09, 2016

Awesome! Congratulations on hitting 3000 consecutive days.

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