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Esso 91 Ethanol Free?

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Esso 91 Ethanol Free?

Well on pure gas website it says esso 91 is ethanol free is that true? I thought only shell 91 was ethanol free


Alaska: all gasoline is ethanol-free.
New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, PEI: all premium grade gasoline is ethanol-free.
British Columbia: Chevron 94.
Ontario: Shell V-Power 91; Costco 91; Canadian Tire 91; Esso 91; Ultramar 91.
Quebec: Shell V-Power 91; Esso (all grades).
http://pure-gas.org/
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I want to know for esso as well
For shell I there is a label on every pump listing ethanol content which confirms v-power 91 is ethanol free. I actually use that for my snowblower lol
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it mentions on the pump that there might be ethanol. i'd still stick with shell.
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The pure-gas.org site depends on unaudited public input and should be taken as a rough guide only.

Plenty of misleading info. in there. Best to look for labels on the pump which are required by law if ethanol is or may be present.

Asking the manager of the station may or may not be helpful in determining the ethanol content by grade.

Contacting the oil company provides more dependable answers.
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Ultramar is ethanol-free for 91 gas. They also supply Costco in Quebec...
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How many threads like this do we need.
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Last time I tried it Esso was not
Also it seems in the summer Costco is ethanol free however I noticed in the winter months it does not seem to be when comparing to shell in terms of how many kms i get.
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Just a question. What are the pros and cons of ethanol in gasoline?
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sf1991 wrote: Just a question. What are the pros and cons of ethanol in gasoline?
for one thing, it prevents gas from freezing, or gives a lower freezing point
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Esso 91 doesn't have ethanol in greater Toronto area. Just confirmed with Esso fuel quality manager.
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radar11 wrote: Esso 91 doesn't have ethanol in greater Toronto area. Just confirmed with Esso fuel quality manager.
Thanks for confirming but why won't they post a sign stating that? I've only been going to Shell but Esso is closer.
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bobbings wrote: Thanks for confirming but why won't they post a sign stating that? I've only been going to Shell but Esso is closer.
That I forgot to ask.*

They said*

87 = 10%
89 = 5%
91 = 0%
93 = 10

If they decide to put ethanol on 91 they will post on the pumps. Petro canada on the other hand all grades have ethanol except for stations don't have ultra 94 that 91 won't have ethanol.

Costco 's supplier is Shell
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radar11 wrote: That I forgot to ask.*

They said*

87 = 10%
89 = 5%
91 = 0%
93 = 10

If they decide to put ethanol on 91 they will post on the pumps. Petro canada on the other hand all grades have ethanol except for stations don't have ultra 94 that 91 won't have ethanol.

Costco 's supplier is Shell

They're lying to you as they lied to me. There's ethanol in the 91.

I've tested it myself. Esso's stations say may contain up to 10% ethanol as a blanket policy on all their grades. Don't you think they would advertise "no ethanol" in their 91 if it were true? Oil companies want to make as much money as possible and placing a blanket policy on their gasoline grades would only hurt them if 91 was, in fact, ethanol free...that would be the opposite of how oil companies operate.
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EPcjay wrote: for one thing, it prevents gas from freezing, or gives a lower freezing point
....in all my 50 years all over(-40)c ,,,i have never seen frozen gas...that didnt have water in it..then it was slush at that point if it did

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