12-15-2012, 06:51 AM
Stuart in Houston
Location: Houston TX
Join Date: May 2006
Mein Auto: 2013 550i
In Houston, ethanol in our gas is due to EPA mandates. I can drive 80 miles to my weekend place and get ethanol free gas, but in Houston it's E10 by law. Well, not law, but regulatory mandates.
Originally Posted by PeterC4
Interesting. In Toronto, V-Power is advertised as containing no ethanol, so you can go out of your way to get it.
This is not to say Shell is or isn't better gas. I used to use Shell 100% of the time, back when they had the Shell Mastercard that gave you a 5% rebate. When they dropped that, I got a PenFed card that gives 5% on *any* gas, and now I use Chevron most of the time.
2013 550i Space Gray, M-Sport--del Dec 2013
2013 X5 5.0 Orion Silver--del Dec 2013
2009 X5 4.8 White (w/hitch)
2007 550i Monaco Blue, Sport
2004 X5 4.4i
2003 540i M-Sport w/Dinan mods (last of the great E39's)
2002 X5 3.0
2000 540i Sport
1995 525i Sport