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Nov 16, 2011 9:47 pm
JohnStubbs Offline
Registered since: Jul 28, 2011
Location: Bramley, Hants

Subject: Alcohol and Octane
I saw the rather optimistic comment in the Newsletter that the FBHV guys expect to benefit from higher octane ratings with high alcohol fuels. Yeh, and it'll be Christmas all year round. Fact is, the oilcos will reduce the other (expensive) components used to reach the required and mandated octane rating for sale. Before retirement I was on the UK Fuels Technical Committee and spent many hours listening to how they couldn't afford to give away as much as 0.1 of an octane...
John Stubbs

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