Ron Wiener, a Cessna 182 owner from Tucson, recently reported to us that the Benson Municipal Airport (E95) in southeastern Arizona now has 88.5 AKI mogas for sale.
This was confirmed in a phone call with Roy Jones, manager of the FBO there, Southwestern Aviation.
Not only is Benson the first airport to offer mogas in Arizona in recent years, it is also one of the few sellers of ethanol-free fuel anywhere in the desert Southwest.
Pilots and others who prefer ethanol-free fuel will benefit from this news from Benson, where mogas sells today for $4.65 a gallon compared to avgas at $5.65.
Thanks go out to Ron Wiener and Roy Jones for the good news.
Readers might also be interested in the dramatic increase in the number of new listings of ethanol-free fuel sellers found at Pure-Gas.org, as seen in these charts. Clearly many consumers prefer an ethanol-free option and are willing to help one another find it.
The GAfuels Blog is written by two private pilots concerned about the future availability of fuels for piston-engine aircraft: Dean Billing, Sisters, Ore., a pilot, homebuilder and expert on mogas and ethanol, and Kent Misegades, Cary, N.C., a pilot, homebuilder and sales representative for U-Fuel.