Portable ethanol fuel testi kits are a simple solution to protect gas-powered engines from too high alcohol content in gasoline.
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Florida has reported the most problems with E10 gasoline quality during recent switchover.
Ethanol alcohol, a renewable reformulated fuel, supports the farming industry and decreases U.S. dependence on foreign fuels.
Ethanol alcohol blend fuels, made from corn & grains, can damage engines.
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In Florida if you suspect gasoline is of poor quality or contains over 10% legal limit of ethanol,
Contact: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Division of Standards -  Petroleum Inspection

Telephone: (850) 488-9740   Field Office Telephone: (850) 487-2634 Fax : (850) 922-6655
Mailing Address: DOA, Bureau of Petroleum Inspection, 3125 Conner Blvd. Lab 1, Mail Stop L29 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650
- They usually will visit the station and test fuel to determine it meets quality standards and is in compliance with all laws.

If contaminated gas caused damage to your engine or vehicle, also notify the gas station owner, the gas brand corporate office (E.G. Shell, B/P, Mobil, Quik-Trip, etc.) and have engine diagnosed and repaired by a certified mechanic.

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Report abnormal test results and problems with E10 ethanol fuel.
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Is contaminated E10 Gas in Florida causing driving, performance problems, engine damage and/or decreased MPG?

Charles Bronson mandated sale of E10 gasoline in 2008.  More information
HB 4013 by Rep. Matt Gaetz, to repeal the 2008 Florida law that requires gasoline to include ethanol. A Senate committee approved the measure 10-1 on Dec. 6th, 2011. The following day, Dec. 7th, 2011 the bill was postponed.
Finally, House Bill 4013 and Senate Bill 238 APPROVED and in 2012 FL mandatory E10 law repealed.

  • Florida RFS (Renewable Fuel standard, March 2008) required MANDATORY 100% blending of ethanol for public supply of gas by 12/31/2010.   Exemptions exist for fuel used in aircraft, boats and watercraft, fuel sold to a blender, or used in collector vehicles, off-road vehicles, motorcycles, and small engines. View Press Release and House Bill 7135, section 103 of the Florida Statutes.

  • Florida law requires gas pump labeling with an E10 sticker when ethanol is added to gasoline.  Sadly, several stations that advertise E0 ethanol-free gas, actually are selling E10! Many that sell E0 inflate price per gallon by far more than it costs them.

Alcohol Fuel Test Kit and Quik-Check will confirm presence or absence of ethanol
in gasoline at time of purchase.

Ethanol-free fuel is now available at some gas stations in the state of Florida. LOCATE E0 PURE-GAS.

The December 2011 bill, HB 4013 by Rep. Matt Gaetz of Destin, repealed the 2008 Florida law that requires gasoline to contain 9 to 10% ethanol.  Gaetz stated that the corn-based biofuel causes problems in boats, lawn mowers and old cars, is an efficient net consumer of energy and a unfair government mandate.

He compared it to tacos.  "Businesses particularly love stability when the government mandates that the public buy that business's products,'' he said. "If I sold tacos for a living, I would really like an environment where the government forced everyone to eat three tacos a day."
Evers also agreed to pull his bill (SB 238) back to continue to work on a compromise measure...Bill sponsor Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, said blended gasoline damages boat motors, and other engines, and said the requirement has been difficult for gas stations.

Adam Putnam, Florida's Agriculture Commissioner, says ending the ethanol requirement would send all the wrong signals. I guess he thinks consumer protection and a consumer's right to choose what they buy is a wrong signal!!!???
Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, who opposes the measure, said that keeping ethanol in the fuel mix helps lessen the country's dependence on foreign oil. E85 might reduce petroleum usage, but E10 typically reduces MPG by 10% + petroleum used to manufacture and transport ethanol...

As usual, the pro-ethanol lobbying groups are one step ahead of the public.
They embarked on a massive campaign to stop HB4013 and SB 238. 
Example: Bradley Krohn, President of Ethanol Technology Company EnviroFuels, 11/29/2011 stated: "Don't repeal Florida's Renewable Fuels Standard" http://www.gainesville.com/article/20111129/NEWS/111129515/1123/opinion?p=1&tc=pg

Do you support repeal of Florida's manadatory E10 ethanol laws?
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Ethanol alcohol in E10 gasoline can cause engine problems & damage, especially to marine, and older auto engines.
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News-Update: Contaminated Gas Reports Continue to Rise in Florida

View Reports from Consumers.

Florida's Reported E10 Gasoline Problems Include:

- Gas grossly contaminated with water.
(Often due to improper storage of E10 by the gas station retailer or fuel distributor).

- Purchase of E10 gasoline contaminated with dirt, rust and sediment.
(Gas pumps not properly cleaned and prepared prior to switchover to E10 by both the consumer and gas retailer.

- Reports of pumps containing ethanol alcohol that do not have E10 sticker label.
(All over but most have been in Miami and Tampa areas).

- Stations dispensing over 10% legal limit of ethanol at E10 gas pumps.
Highest incidence of reports to us have been from following locations: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa and St. Petersburg area.
This seems to have resolved when petroleum oil prices dropped and ethanol costs increased (it's no longer profitable for the fuel blender to add extra ethanol).

We strongly advise all people concerned about using gas containing alcohol,
visualize fuel (contaminated fuel usually appears, cloudy, dark, or has visible sediment) and
check fuel at pump for exact alcohol and water content (portable Alcohol Fuel Test Kit).

Once again we must reinforce that when E10 gas blend is fresh and of high quality (meets ASTM standards) most modern engines can run on E10 with only minor inconveniences (lower energy- decreased mpg and efficiency, short shelf life).

Florida's high incidence of contaminated E10 fuel (over past year) far exceeds problems other states experienced during E10 transition over past decade. Sale of contaminated gas is completely preventable...Sadly it appears Florida's government petroleum inspectors are not adequately addressing and resolving the issues.

We strongly advise all consumers to report contaminated gasoline to state government petroleum inspectors. (listed above).

More Resources...

LOCATE ETHANOL-FREE E0 GAS STATIONS:  http://www.fueltestkit.com/find_ethanol_free_gasoline.html

Visit Florida Bureau of Petroleum Inspection: This department regularly conducts inspection of petroleum fuel distributed throughout Florida to assure fuel meets state standards. In 2006-07 this department issued 352 stop-sale orders to prevent the sale of 961,242 gallons of substandard fuel. www.doacs.state.fl.us/standard/petro/index.html

The U.S. Department of Energy website includes extensive information on renewable and alternative fuels -
Visit Alternative Fuel Data Center (AFDC) www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/incentives_laws.html;

Renewable Fuels Standards www.epa.gov/otaq/renewablefuels/ and several other topics on EPA website,

View Federal Renewable Fuel and Ethanol Laws.

Are you following the necessary precautions when using ethanol-blend gasoline?
See Ethanol Precautions

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