Originally Posted by Mark Oomkes
Because whoever you talked to is an idiot.
Call your local bulk fuel suppliers and ask who they sell recreational gas to. Go to that gas station.
The folks in corn country can still by 100% gas, no ethanol. Go figure.
That's because ethanol has replaced MBTE. Areas with low population never had MBTE so they don't need to have ethanol. MBTE was designed to cut air pollution but later deemed horrific for groundwater. That's when its use was discontinued and it was replaced with ethanol.