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GasitupJB

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2009 10:12:17 PM

Most of us know the perils of ethanol and our vehicles. Many people, such as Zeddiev, have seen gas mileage increase by over 30% by using e-free gas over an extended time.

What are some e-free stations with addresses that you know about?
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TinyRambler
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 6:37:12 AM

My husband said to buy Ethanol-free gas to put in the lawnmower. and I am driving to Battesburg - Leeseville area to day does anyone know of a gas station out that way that sells it.
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Cazcat10
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 2:15:11 PM

You can get pure gas at
Forrest Oil Co.
1 Plaza Dr,
Travelers Rest, SC 29690


[Edited by: Cazcat10 at 7/19/2013 2:16:44 PM EST]
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lexsc_driver
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 10:17:10 PM

They have it at several Pitt Stops around the Columbia/Lexington area in a designated pump. Also at Fulmer's in Saluda, Get n Go in Chapin. The Palmetto Express on 378 near Lake Murray (used to be Phillips 66) has ethanol free premium as well as the Piggly Wiggly gas station near Lake Greenwood.
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: May 17, 2013 1:39:35 PM

Updated information from my previous post:

Kent's Korner (Garvin Oil) in Aiken county (I-20 exit 33 towards Wagner).

They offer non-ethanol (E-0) 87 Octane Regular fuel. Please note that while there are sixteen (16) pumps only the ones designated on the sign have E-0, easily identified by the white pump handles.

Since renovations which were completed in April 2012 and E-0 was added, the price has varied from below ethanol (E10) Regular 87 Octane gasoline to up to $.20 above premium. It currently is approximately $.03 above Premium 91 Octane gasoline.
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RUsum1
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 8:36:28 PM

Is it common to only have e-free gas be the mid-grade? Why not the low grade or he high grade? I don't really know anyone who uses 89. They either use 87 because it's a standard car or they use 93 because the car says to use 91 but nearly every station goes from 89 to 93. Only Sunoco sells 91 around here (that I know of).
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ColaCommuter
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 12:20:52 PM

Depends on whether 91 is recommended or required. Any vehicle will run on any grade of gas, but if 91 is required, your engine will knock under heavy acceleration, get less MPG's, and not perform as it was designed. I had a 2002 Jeep GC Overland with the 4.7L HO engine which recommended 91, however it ran just fine on 87. I now have a 2011 Corvette Z06 and 2012 Cadillac CTS-V which both require 91 minimum and would not perform well on 87.

As bad as ethanol is, its only positive attribute is that is does enhance octane, which why a fellow Corvette friend of mine will only use ethanol "enriched" premium.

[Edited by: ColaCommuter at 2/16/2013 12:22:39 PM EST]
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RUsum1
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 9:14:30 PM

If your manual says to put in 91 Octane minimum can you put in 89 Octane if it's e-free? I only ever see e-free gas advertised as a mid-grade but my car needs 91.

Also, there are two e-free stations that I know of.

AmFlag and V-Go (both on Savannah Highway in West Ashley)
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:58:52 AM

Kent's Korner
1694 Old Indian Trail (SC 39)
Batesburg, SC 29006

Notes:

Location is Interstate 20 Exit 33, 1/4 mile toward Wagener.

The only non-ethanol gasoline sold (E0) is Regular 87 Octane - The price varies from less than ethanol 87 Octane Regular (E10) to its current price of $.10 more than 91 Octane ethanol 91 Octane Premium (E-10).

The gasoline sold here is Garvin Oil and is listed on puregas.org.
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RUsum1
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:51:07 PM

I recently saw a station that advertised this. I want to say it was a Sunoco but I'm not sure. When I find it again I'll make a post about it. This was either in Charleston or Columbia but I forget which.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 12:10:09 PM

In Greenville..

Garden Spot State Park Rd & Altamont

Bought non-ethanol gas there last week. Several mechanics have confirmed to me that eth-free is much, much better for your engine. Not only better mpg, but less gum-up and residue in carburetor (sp?), so less chance of damage.
My lawn equipment runs much better with eth-free too.
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2012 12:57:40 AM


Upstate again, Chesnee: Deb's Mini Mart, 3697 Chesnee Highway (BP branded) has a separate pump off to the side selling E-free for 41 cents more (!) than their base price. On the west side of the highway, north of I-85. 864/578-9858


Note about Pure-gas.org page: The Spinx that lied about having E-free gas was posted there by a "Linda Gysin". I noticed a whole slew of Spinx branded stations on the pure-gas page for SC, and as I looked through them, I see every one is posted by Linda Gysin. So I Google "Linda Gysin" -- lo and behold she's an Executive Assistant for Spinx Oil. I suspect she's bombed the pure-gas site with false listings for the purpose of drumming up traffic.

Anyone coming across a Spinx site, please report. I've never seen a Spinx that carried ethanol-free and I suspect all these pure-gas listings are fraudulent.


[Edited by: sluggopyle at 6/8/2012 12:58:32 AM EST]
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2012 11:27:00 PM


CANCEL that last post about Spinx. They're liars >:-(
Looks like they're misrepresenting themselves to get business. I'll go and pull their listing from pure-gas.org right now. Their gas is ethanol polluted.

Downstate near Augusta I found what I thought on the last trip was a Citgo-- it's a Coastal station in Johnston on SC121, Smith's Service Station, 266 Lee Street, 803/275-4047. East side of highway.
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 4:58:13 PM


North:
The Citgo on US221 (Chesnee Hwy) in Chesnee is no longer E-free.

Howsomever, Coker's in Piedmont listed by RogerB below is reconfirmed E-free

Also Spinx 175 1504 Boiling Springs Rd in Boiling Springs
I85 X 75; South on SC 9 ... E- free :-)
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RETIREMAN
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2012 4:33:49 PM

Shell Bypass US17 South Murrells Inlet next to Marine Service Center
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 3:28:53 PM


Passing this on from a news thread, haven't confirmed it myself:

=> In Greenville, SC Berea Area White Horse Service Center 6101 White Horse Rd. <=
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cougfanSC
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 11:11:41 AM

BP in Simpsonville @ 1218 W Georgia Rd & E Standing Springs Rd now has two pumps for Ethanol-Free.
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tbb2
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 8:29:38 PM

many Hickory Point stations in the upstate are now offering Eth-Free.

the JetCo in Liberty on Hwy 178 has only Eth-Free now.
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Gas_Buzzer
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 8:32:00 PM

Soon everywhere, thank goodness, now that the federal subsidies are defunct. Ain't that nice.
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2012 12:40:32 AM

Happy to confirm that this listing posted over a year ago is still there advertising and selling ethanol-free gas:

Plaza Station at Forrest Oil Co.
US 25 at Plaza Dr. (just south of George Coleman Ford, west side of road)
Travelers Rest
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2012 1:05:03 AM

Came through to Augusta today, noticed a Citgo in Johnston on SC121 advertising e-free (3.39 reg).

Saw a couple of the stations mentioned on Pure-gas.org in North Augusta -- these stations are called "Greg's Gas Plus" both on Pure-Gas and in the MSL here, but this name is misleading. I whizzed right by the place before I ever saw the name "Greg", which is in about two-point microtype in the sign. It should properly be called "Gas Plus" because that's all you can see unless you're literally right under the sign. Somebody should change the MSL. Anyway they did confirm e-free in the Premium grade. Didn't sound like the other grades had it.
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2012 12:41:33 AM

=> My suggestion is that unless you see signs announcing ethanol free gas, assume that all other gas contains some ethanol, up to 10%. <=

Sort of, but by law all stations that DO carry ethanol are required to say so on the pump (not true for all states but true for SC). It's still worth double-checking but the default is no sticker = no ethanol.





[Edited by: sluggopyle at 2/8/2012 12:42:08 AM EST]
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2012 8:41:30 AM

The Shell station at 2721 Wessinger Rd, Chapin, SC has E0 gas. It is not a shell brand.

Get & Go at 2101 Wessinger Rd, Chapin, SC has E0 for all grades of gas.
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DCS48
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2012 8:10:22 AM

Our local Hess has it in Mid-Grade only
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2012 4:11:01 PM

(bump) thanks all for keeping this info flowing. It's been a while since I drove that direction but I'll be there next week and will seek out some supply from the listed info.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2011 11:39:17 PM

Hot Spot
10111 Garners Ferry Rd
Near: Running Deer Dr
Eastover, SC, 29044-9007

All gas - all grades - Ethanol Free
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 10:08:46 PM


> I really don't know if mid grade contains ethanol since none of the pumps are marked. <

Most stations have a small label stating that the gas may contain up to 10 % Ethanol. All the stations I have found so far that sell Ethanol free gas Announce that fact very clearly with prominent signs.

My suggestion is that unless you see signs announcing ethanol free gas, assume that all other gas contains some ethanol, up to 10%.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 9:45:40 PM

Sportsman's Stop & Shop
2810 US-15 S & Bethel Church Rd
Sumter

The premium gas here is Ethanol free - priced about 40¢ above their E-10 unleaded regular
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2011 6:19:06 AM

http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=SC has listings for South Carolina.

I don't know what grade gas Palmetto Roads offers, but before they opened, I saw a dedicated pump labeled "Ethanol Free". They will get a lot of boat traffic due to Lake Murray.

Palmetto Roads
2721 Wessinger Road at Old Lexington Hwy
Chapin, SC 29036
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2011 12:07:53 AM

Pawley's Island home center (used to be a exxon) 10460 Ocean highway and N Causeway rd. They have reg and 91 octane for high test.
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2011 7:53:56 AM

DCS48 -- thanks for the input but WHICH Hess station? Please be specific.

You know this will vary from one station to another I hope...
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DCS48
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2011 6:53:52 AM

Hess stations, mid-range is e-free
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2011 7:48:16 AM


Star
101 S Main St & Trade St
(Ethanol free gasoline, add $1 fee for credit trans)
Fountain Inn


Garden Spot
3 Altamont Rd & State Park Rd
(Ethanol free)
Greenville

pure-gas.org - South Carolina stations

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RogerB
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2011 7:40:34 AM


Central Mini Stop, 3510 Turbeville Hwy & Floyd Dr, Lake City

Sells ONLY Reg. & Prem. Ethanol free gas.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2011 11:51:44 AM

Sumter:

Kwik Mart - 2350 Peach Orchard Rd

Budget - 501 W Liberty St

Tanners - 2605 Warehouse Blvd
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Delmae
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2011 6:53:35 AM

Old Delmae at 900 S. Cashua Drive in Florence offers Ethanol Free 93 Octane Premium.
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2011 10:52:00 AM

Neighbors say that Butler's (Exxon) in Hardeeville SC sells non-ethanol gasoline. I will try to verify this.
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2011 2:16:39 PM

RE pure-gas: yes it is easy to update them but it's not frequently done. That site is for one purpose only, and gets a lot less traffic than this one. Therefore the listings tend to be drive-bys.

In other words you would have to pull up the pure-gas site specifically for the purpose of reading or updating e-free gas information, whereas you could be on this site for any number of reasons.

That's why threads like this tend to be more up to date even though they're less well organized. There's more traffic here.

The bottom line is still that one should take pure-gas listings as "leads" only, until you can verify the station in person. Easy or not, some of the listings are way out of date.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2011 11:26:39 AM

The new Hickory Point on Harrison Bridge Rd in Simpsonville has 2 pumps for ethanol-free. (Sorry, can't remember the pump #'s at the moment)

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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2011 9:50:40 AM

I moved here from Chicago, IL in 1995 and that unlike that area, found ethanol wasn't posted on the pumps. In Illinois it is a law that it be posted (they have laws for a bunch of wierd things also). Recently, I had to change the carburetor on a lawn mower because the housing which was eaten up by gasoline even though I use stabilizer in the gas. The man who owns the business (45 years) said that ethanol does that and he recommends mid-grade fuel for lawn equipment. I really don't know if mid grade contains ethanol since none of the pumps are marked. If what he says is true, I could have saved $75.00 for the part.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2011 7:36:35 AM

> In my experience a lot of the listings are out of date when you arrive
> to check them out.

I don't know know why - it is very easy to update the listed stations. If anyone finds errors, they should correct them. I intend to keep is as up to date as possible.
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2011 10:07:22 AM

Stop-A-Minit
1005 West Georgia Rd
Simpsonville
They have ethanol free reg on pumps 7 & 8 (in a seperate hose), but all other gas is E-10.
E-0 Regular is priced about 20¢ more than E-10 regular.
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sluggopyle
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2011 12:33:39 AM

Pure-gas has been cited many times on this site... I wouldn't call it "definitive" though. In my experience a lot of the listings are out of date when you arrive to check them out. It is nice to have the leads, but they have to be verified and until they are, taken with a grain of salt.

I've actually found the info in these threads more useful, as they're more current and comprehensive, often with directions, notes, et cetera. So it's another resource to be used in tandem with others, but I wouldn't call it the final word.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2011 12:26:55 AM

Check this out!

pure-gas.org - South Carolina stations - the definitive list of stations that sell ethanol-free gasoline in the U.S. and Canada

This site started in the summer of 2009, and always needs more station uploads! Please enter ethanol-free stations that you know about.
Users maintain this database — don't post a comment, add or remove the station yourself.

I recommend helping keep this list up to date. I updated 2 stations in Sumter.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2011 6:25:35 AM

Here's an other place to buy 100% pure gas:

Tanners
2605 Warehouse Blvd S (Corporate W)& SC-15 S
Sumter

The premium gas here is Ethanol free - priced about 40¢ above their E-10 unleaded regular which is competitively priced.

E-0 Regular is also available at a separate pump for 20¢ more than E-10.

[Edited by: RogerB at 7/31/2011 6:27:35 AM EST]
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bluegrasser1
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2011 3:37:51 AM

Many thanks to all for the info!!! I know that there used to be one station in Garden city also. Hey retireman would you give me an update???

[Edited by: bluegrasser1 at 7/29/2011 3:39:12 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2011 2:24:51 PM

go to http://pure-gas.org/
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2011 7:41:48 AM

Expressway
209 Wattling Rd & Delree
(Ethanol free gas :))


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sharkfin01

45 cents above the SC average price.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2011 7:40:02 AM

Star
101 S Main St & Trade St
(Ethanol free gasoline, add $1 fee for credit trans)
Fountain Inn
Michael29644
16 hours ago



Billy's General Store
303 Lee Vaughn Rd & Bethany Rd
(Ethanol free)
Simpsonville
Yoronefuely


Both stations were priced at least 45 cents above the SC average price.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2011 12:24:11 AM

Mountain View
3648 Geer Hwy & Spring Court
(Ethanol free, but not worth the price.)
Travelers Rest
Yoronefuely

Coker's Supermarket
7701 Augusta Rd & Blakely Ave
(Ethanol free, but not worth the price.)
Piedmont
Yoronefuely

I agree. Both stations were priced at least 50 cents above the SC average price. I could see possibly 10 - 15 cents, but I wouldn't pay 50 cents.
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2011 7:53:07 AM

>> ... RogerB, did you just move to SC? ...

Yes, I moved to Sumter last month. New job at Shaw AFB.

Yes, most stations that really do sell Ethanol free DO publicize that fact very clearly. For example: Kwick Mart - Sumter

Most stations charge a higher price, and likely have to. They need to advertise what they are selling to attract those who are willing to pay a premium price.
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