Date registered: Jun 2005
Vehicle: 1990 300E, 2002 ML500
Location: Boone, NC
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RE: NEW GAS BLEND: How will it affect our engines?
There are a few things that change when they temporarily waiver the EPA regulations right now.
1. Gasoline has different emission regulations depending on if it os going to a polluted city or to a open countryside. With the regulations waivered the more polluting gas can be shipped to cities in need. The octane is the same.
2. When gasoline in shipped in a pipeline now (as in modern times) they don't use a pig (pill shaped device that squealed as it went down the pipeline and fit tightly into the pipeline) they use timestamps so they can tell where the deisel is and where the gasoline is. This creates a kind of brakish fuel in the middle that is usually sold to companies (not gas companies but like companies that will personally use it) or re-refines, with the regulations waivered they are using some of that brakish gas, I don't believe it is harmful if it meets the octane rating posted, but it is sulfuric and quite pollutant.
3. Europe does not have the regulations we do, so usually in order to ship already refines gasoline and deisel to America it must be cleaned up and checked according to regulations, with the regulations waivered we can ship to the gas stations the gasoline and deisel that comes straight from Europe, it isn't bad it just isn't as clean.