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Old 10-03-2013, 08:50 AM
 
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Does anyone know of stations in Cary that sell ethanol-free gas?
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Yes, at the BP on Commons Hill Drive. It also mid-grade too with 89 octane.

For a list of other stations around the state click here.
Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:32 AM
 
Location: NC
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Cool link, thanks Sunny.

OP, the Apex location, is actually closer to Cary (although considered Apex), it's on 64 at Lake Pine, in front of the Kroger. Depending on where you are, that might help. The map was pretty cool.

I know where I'll get my lawnmower gas from now on....
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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The Marathon Station at Aviation and Chapel Hill Rd also has Mid grade non-ethanol.

Now, if I could find someone that would sell 92 or 93 without it I would be ecstatic.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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The Marathon Station at Aviation and Chapel Hill Rd also has Mid grade non-ethanol.

Now, if I could find someone that would sell 92 or 93 without it I would be ecstatic.
Hard to believe that there isn't a station in Cary/Apex/Raleigh that sells 93.

I'm in Wilmington every other week, and they have 7 stations that do. Crazy.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I noticed some of those with higher octane seem to be areas near water.
Particularly coastal towns. Where boats that navigate the ocean need the extra energy.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Just to be sure I am not confusing people. Lots of stations here sell up to 93 octane gas. I have just never seen any station selling 93 or 92 octane ethanol free gas. Or even 87 octane ethanol free. Just the 89 mid grade.

There isn't really more energy in higher octane gas, it just resists preignition better than lower octane. Normal cars don't really need it, but cars with forced induction (turbo or super charged) or normally aspirated high compression engines tend to have the gas explode before the spark due to the higher heat and pressures they run in the individual cylinders.

I have a MINI Cooper S with a supercharger and it will actually dump more fuel in to keep it from preigniting, so I can technically run lower octane gas, its just that in testing, people have found that the mileage drops more than the offset gained with the cheaper gas.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Holding Oil co. in downtown Wake Forest sells 93 octane without ethanol. Right now it's 4.09/gal.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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Green Hope and Hwy 55 has NE
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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and here I am looking for E85... lol.
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