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Re: FW: fuel consumption
> I have noticed an increase in fuel consumption. But I think it is related
> to the MTBE (20%?) additive that's put in ALL the gas here in the North
> East. I'm not sure but I think it's added everywhere.
MTBE is added only during the winter months. In New Jersey, that's between
Nov 1 and April 30. Winter doesn't last for 6 months here but thats what the
EPA mandates in their infinite wisdom. EPA also claims that CO emissions
are reduced due to the MTBE. But most people find that gas mileage drops
15% to 20%, negating any benefits. So, 15 to 20% extra gas is burned to
save about 10% in emissions. Plus you pay more for the MTBE gas. Make
sense, doesn't it??