Oil companies demand end to ethanol mandates

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by

As described in our March 10 article, it is generally accepted that fuel companies hit the so-called blending wall this past winter, a situation where EPA blending mandates cannot be fulfilled, even if every drop of gasoline contains 10% ethanol... Continue Reading →

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A long cross-country on mogas

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by

Thanks go out to GAfuels reader Michael Gallagher of Peoria, Ill., for sending us this story on his recent long cross-country trip in the mogas-burning, Rotax 912ULS-powered RANS S-7S he built himself: Continue Reading →

House blocks light bulb mandate — is ethanol next?

Posted on July 11th, 2013 by

According to The Hill, the U.S. House this week blocked implementation of light bulb mandates that are part of the same EISA 2007 Act that mandates the adulteration of our nation’s gasoline supply with ethanol. Continue Reading →

FAA could solve mogas confusion

Posted on July 10th, 2013 by

My co-author, Kent Misegades, recently wrote an article about the confusion of some in airport management about allowing mogas operations on an airport. Sad to say, it isn’t just a few airport managers. There is widespread ignorance about mogas use... Continue Reading →

Confused in Texas

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by

Recently we heard from an exasperated reader from a major general aviation airport in southeastern Texas. Like many of his fellow recreational pilots in the Lone Star state, he had asked his new airport manager for help getting mogas onto... Continue Reading →

Piper testing Airworthy Autogas

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by

Piper Aircraft announced today that they are working with Airworthy Autogas to test the company’s new aviation-grade mogas in its latest Lycoming-powered aircraft. As described in this press release issued today, “Piper Aircraft Inc. has completed flight tests of a... Continue Reading →

San Carlos — try mogas

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by

As reported this week by Flying, the EPA has issued its findings on lead emissions it has been monitoring the past two years at 17 airports across the country. For pilots in Southern California and the Bay area, the news... Continue Reading →

The FAA’s broken record?

Posted on June 11th, 2013 by

As General Aviation News reported yesterday, the FAA has issued a long-anticipated request for proposals for a lead-free drop-in replacement for avgas. Continue Reading →

Florida and Maine pass symbolic anti-ethanol laws

Posted on June 10th, 2013 by

In moves that are largely symbolic, Florida and Maine recently passed laws aimed at providing more ethanol-free options at the pump. Continue Reading →

Chevron abandoning avgas?

Posted on June 3rd, 2013 by

Last week your bloggers received news that Chevron appears to be departing the avgas distribution business. We called Hank Maierhoffer, manager of the Plantation Airpark in Sylvania, Ga., (JYL) who confirmed that his avgas supplier, Chevron, is ending sales of... Continue Reading →