Oct 28, 2013
I am now posting E10/87 octane fuels as regular no matter what the station labels it (plus, super, mid). Octane has always been the reason that E10/Gasohol gets reported as Mid to GasBuddy - but is was 89-91 octane. That isn't available at 95% of stations in my area now.
Pure Gas/E0 shouldn't be reported as mid - it isn't 89 octane. Instead I'm reporting in the comments field the Pure Gas/87 prices.
While I'm adding short-term confusion - I think this is correct long-term outcome: other states don't label E10 differently from PureGas, so Iowa reporting E10/87 as regular makes direct comparisons between states possible. This also allows direct comparison between stations in the same city; just because Hy-Vee labels E10/87 as "Super" doesn't make it different than Conoco's E10/87 that is labeled as "Regular."