[s-cars] Chevron Gas with Techron (MBTE) in Canada
robert at s-cars.org
Fri Jan 23 20:43:46 EST 2004
Basically - yes. IMO, a very poor bureaucratic decision based upon faulty
science and most likely a powerful lobby.
At 02:37 AM 1/24/2004 +0100, Mihnea Cotet wrote:
>Isn't MBTE what the government is using in CA to trick people into
>thinking their cars are more environmental-friendly because it reduced
>emissions? But actually, by lowering the fuel's energy content, one has to
>get more often on the gas, which means more gas use, thus IMO equal or
>even higher total emissions for all the cars in CA.... well, I guess for a
>dorF truck that does 12 miles to da gallon it doesn't make such a big
>Mihnea, appreciating 98 RON with no MBTE crap in Belgium, C
>At 20:22 23/01/2004 -0500, Robert Myers wrote:
>>At 06:04 PM 1/23/2004 -0700, Dave Forgie wrote:
>>>Brent: I don't know where you are but I am in Vancouver BC and I can
>>>get 94 (RON+MON)/2 from every Chevron and PetroCan in the lower mainland
>>>(anti-smog measures). Outside the Lower Mainland, 91 or 92 is always
>>>available. In Alberta, there are Chevrons but I think only 91 or 92 (no
>>>94) (As far as I remember from last May).
>>>By the way isn't MBTE very close to toluene??
>>Not at all! Toluene is an aromatic hydrocarbon. It contains a benzene
>>ring and has a methyl group (-CH3) attached to it.
>>MTBE is methyl tertiary-butyl ether, I has the same methyl group
>>attached to an oxygen with is then attached to a tertiary-butyl group -C(CH3)3
>>These two compounds are almost totally different in their chemistry and
>>also their environmental effects.
>>Toluene can be used as an octane booster. MTBE is used as a fuel
>>oxygenator designed to reduce emissions of unburned hydrocarbons. It
>>actually lowers the fuel's energy content.
>>Quit bitching. Start a revolution.
>> Robert L. Myers 304-574-2372
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