No More Ethanol!

Them's fighting words, Trump.

I am tired of losing small engines to E10 gasoline, and E15 gasoline can't even be run in motorcycle engines safely. I am also tired of having to drive out of my way and pay a premium for non-ethanol gasolines, when every station in America could just as readily stock them.

With the Iran-Saudi oil war ongoing, oil prices are going to collapse to levels that could be destabilizing, especially in Latin America. Let's go back to pure gasoline. No more corn in my tank.


E Hines said...

I'm also fed up with having to pay inflated food prices from the diversion of food to ethanol brewing. It's not just corn, either. Ethanol production raises the price of corn substitutes and of food that eats corn and corn substitutes.

Ethanol production also has--gasp!--an enormous carbon footprint, beginning with the conversion of acres of land to corn production on through the energy demands of ethanol brewing.

Of course, regarding our poor, artificially expensive food is just another means for Government to maintain their dependency--and their votes--on Government handouts.

Eric Hines

Anonymous said...

. . . and with watching aquifer water pouring into corn fields and ethanol plants. IIRC it takes over 20 gallons of water to produce a gallon of ethanol. That's a lot of cotton, winter wheat, cows, sugar beets, sorghum, and other edibles not getting watered.


Texan99 said...

It's amazing. The ethanol program doesn't make any sense no matter what angle you view it from, except maybe crony capitalism.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Amen and amen.

Tom said...

Tex for the win! That's all it is.

Ymar Sakar said...

Crony capitalism would be the most optimistic, best of all worlds, cause. For the most pessimistic, comes from another kind of person.