Mogas OK, but avgas hard to get to Havana

Posted on December 6th, 2012 by

As reported recently, the Havana Regional Airport (9I0, Havana, Ill.), located 31 nm SW of Peoria, offers lead-free, ethanol-free mogas from a 24/7 self-service pump. When pilot Michael Gallagher stopped by recently to top-off his RANS S7S, the pump was... Continue Reading →

Ethanol testing made easy

Posted on December 5th, 2012 by

GAfuels readers already know of the many advantages to using mogas in aircraft approved for its use. Not only does its save them $1.40-$1.50 per gallon compared to avgas, but these pilots are making real progress in reducing lead emissions... Continue Reading →

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Petersen Aviation launches new website

Posted on December 4th, 2012 by

Petersen Aviation, known best as the world’s authority on the use of mogas in aviation, has launched a greatly improved web site to make the conversion to mogas even easier than ever. The new site includes the means to quickly... Continue Reading →

When will the FAA get it?

Posted on November 22nd, 2012 by

There is a rather clarifying paragraph in the EPA Notice published Nov. 16 that denied a waiver on ethanol blending quotas that was requested by several states, resulting from the effects of the drought on the corn crop this summer.... Continue Reading →

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Cherokee owner saves $2,550 a year with mogas

Posted on November 15th, 2012 by

Mark Wiley of Murfreesboro, Arkansas,who flies a 1963 Piper PA-28-235 Cherokee, contacted your bloggers some months back when his efforts to lower his costs lead him to mogas. Since then he has obtained a mogas STC from Petersen Aviation, installed... Continue Reading →

IEA report suggests lower fuel prices ahead

Posted on November 14th, 2012 by

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that the United States will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading producer of oil by 2020. Due in part to the remarkable... Continue Reading →

EPA policies slowing storm recovery

Posted on November 8th, 2012 by

The northeastern region of the U.S. is one of the RFG (Reformulated Gas) Areas where the EPA dictates the use of an oxygenate in gasoline to lower carbon monoxide emissions. In the U.S., ethanol is the most common oxygenate, in... Continue Reading →

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Israel’s CAA endorses mogas

Posted on November 5th, 2012 by

Evidence of the continued worldwide expansion in the use of lead-free, ethanol-free mogas in general aviation comes from this report from Israel. Haim Zaklad, a private pilot there, recently requested details on our study of the FAA’s aircraft registry showing... Continue Reading →

BP gives up on cellulosic ethanol

Posted on October 29th, 2012 by

In news that is sure to send shock waves throughout the ethanol industry and the EPA, one of the world’s largest oil companies is shelving plans to produce so-called cellulosic ethanol from non-food plants such as wood chips and switchgrass.... Continue Reading →

Commodities can lower the cost of flying

Posted on October 22nd, 2012 by

Commodities, by one definition, are “mass-produced unspecialized products.” Typical traded commodities include grain, coffee, sugar, pork bellies, feeder cattle, industrial and precious metals, natural gas and oil. They are produced worldwide in enormous quantities, resulting in most cases in far... Continue Reading →