OMAHA (KPTM) - Chenery Momii found out today she'll be paying more for fuel. That's because she says her car doesn't tolerate ethanol. Traditionally, the cheapest fuel option has been a mid-grade variety, using an ethanol blend.
Starting October first, fuel companies are required to comply with federal bio fuel regulations. Gas Stations in Nebraska will only give customers the choice of Ethanol enriched 87 Octane fuel. The Regular Unleaded without ethanol will soon no longer be an option for customers.
"It just means I'm going to try to get more hours at work ," said Momii who filled up with premium fuel today. Momii added that she expects that choosing the top grade of fuel will likely add up for her. " It's gonna be five or ten bucks for a tank but I have a little Jeep. For those who drive large trucks it'll be more for them," added Momii.
Not everyone is bothered by the change. Lynne Campbell of Plattsmouth has used ethanol products since they've been on the market. " I would rather take the savings then spend more on a higher grade of gas," said Campbell who filled up her car Sunday at a rate of $3.27 a gallon with the new ethanol-enriched 87 octane option, while drivers like Momii paid an average of $3.67 per gallon for premium gasoline.
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