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Gas Stations Offer High Ethanol Blend

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Almost every gallon of fuel in the nation is blended with 10 percent ethanol, but gas stations across the state are giving drivers the option of a higher ethanol blend called E15.

 Last fall six Petro Serve USA stations in the state added E15, which the North Dakota Ethanol council says reduces pricing for the customer, along with the pollution from carbon monoxide when driving. Yet companies like Toyota, have added messages to their gas caps that say E10 fuel only, because E15 could cause problems and void the cars warranty.

"Like I said it will run lean. It's supposed to be 15 percent, but when we tested it, it ended up being 35 percent to 50 percent and that's when you see issues," says Eide Ford service technician Ryan Else.

The EPA hasn't approved E15 for those vehicles or for cars and trucks made before 2001. And Else says it's important to know what fuel is right for your vehicle by checking your warranty or owners manual.

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