The GAfuels Blog is written by two private pilots concerned about the future availability of fuels for piston-engine aircraft: Dean Billing, Sisters, Ore., an expert on autogas and ethanol, and Kent Misegades, Cary, N.C., an aerospace engineer, aviation sales rep for U-Fuel, and president of EAA1114.
Mike Willey, member of the Central Maine Airport Committee in Norridgewock (OWK), sent the following news on autogas sales to GAFuels blogger Kent Misegades this week:
Kent: Mike, I was pleased to learn in the past few weeks that the airports in Sanford and Dexter, Maine, are selling ethanol-free premium autogas, in addition to Norridgewock.
Mike: Yes, we are getting more airports involved which is always good!
Kent: Congratulations! How are autogas sales at Norridgewock going?
Mike: Sales are going well. The price is about 40 cents above E10 91 octane at local gas stations and going well.
Kent: How much money does your airport make, net, per gallon of autogas compared to avgas?
Mike: We sell avgas for $5.65 and autogas for $4.40 per gallon. The margin on both is about 50 cents a gallon.