A Few Words About Your Tires

A Few Words About Your Tires

This blog is dedicated to providing information about cleaner burning ethanol fuels, but there are some other topics we like to cover from time to time. Today, it’s tire safety. Experts say you should check tire pressure at least once a month. Why? Because on average, tires lose approximately 1 pound per square inch (PSI) of tire pressure every month. PSI refers to the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support the weight your vehicle when fully loaded. In winter, you may want to check your tire pressure more often. For every 10 degrees F change in outdoor temperature, […]

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Trekking Around in the New Flex Fuel Vehicle

The local Clean Air team at American Lung Association is sporting a new vehicle this year – a 2019 Ford Escape Flex Fuel. With room for five and a spacious back hatch, this vehicle will take the staff and all their gear to an array of promotional and educational events around the state. Recently, it made the trek out to Hutchinson for an alternative fuel promotional event, where it filled up on E85 at one of the two stations that offers E85 in town. You can find a station near you that offers flex fuel blends here. Given the need […]

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National Camping Month: A Great Time To See Minnesota’s Natural Treasures

Minnesota’s 67 state parks contain 4,239 campsites, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. It’s hard to think of a better state to celebrate June, National Camping Month. It’s also hard to think of a better fuel to transport you, your friends, and your family to the campsite than ethanol blends. Ethanol blends help to keep the air clean in the great outdoors. It also delivers higher octane at a lower price than traditional gasoline. Better yet, these fuels are available at hundreds of stations across the state. For more on where to find ethanol blends, visit www.mnfuels.com. These […]

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Oil in Minnesota?

Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes (actually, it’s more like 11,842), but not a single oil well. Zero. None. Nada. We Minnesotans import every drop of petroleum processed at the state’s two refineries‒Marathon’s in Saint Paul Park and Koch Petroleum’s Flint Hills Resources of Pine Bend, which happens to be the largest refinery located in a non-oil-producing state. And environmentally-minded Minnesotans ought to know 75% of our fuel is sourced in the Tar Sands of western Canada, which enters the state via a network of pipelines. The lack of native oil resources helped bolster development and use of Minnesota’s […]

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