Tuesday Truth #48: Ethanol Helps Keep Gas Prices Low

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Since ethanol is substantially cheaper than gasoline, higher blends of ethanol in gas help keep prices low. Here are a few facts:

  • The average price of ethanol today in Wisconsin is $1.86, 25% less than a gallon of gasoline [source: http://www.ethanolmarket.com/fuelethanol.html, accessed 7/13/09].
  • On average, consumers save more than six cents per gallon by using gas blended with up to 10 percent ethanol.
  • By using higher blends like E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline), flex fuel drivers in Wisconsin can often save more than 80 cents per gallon [source: http://e85prices.com/wisconsin.html, accessed 7/13/09].
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