Unlike most of my neighbors, I cut my own grass and do my own yard maintenance. Why? Because I’m good at it and I don’t like spending money on stuff I can do. Another thing I do is use a travel trailer with a generator. Both mean using equipment incompatible with the typical auto fuel available. Here in San Antonio, you cannot purchase non-ethanol fuel. As you may or may not know, ethanol (E-10) is destructive to small engines.
Now I went to have my five year old generator checked out for quitting. It’s not an ethanol problem. In fact, the service person said it was likely an overheating problem. They still have to start it up so they can tell what it is. The crazy thing is, they charge for their ethanol free gasoline.
It’s $6.99 a QUART. $125.00 for five gallons.
That’s right, here in Texas, where the governor, former governor and both senators spout all this freedom stuff, they pretty much done gave up allowing people to buy non ethanol gasoline. It’s a huge racket. Who thought it would be a good idea for a city of 1.5 million people to have no fuel for small engines? At least as a consumer it’s terrible. But there’s not a whole lot of concern here for the consumer.