The Virginia State Agriculture Department is investigating gas stations that might be selling people bad gas. In this case, "bad" means too much ethanol. While the maximum percentage of ethanol that can be blended with unleaded fuel in that state is 10 percent, some people claim that some stations are selling fuel with excess corn in it. The Department discovered a wide range of ethanol blends in different samples, with one reaching 50 percent. As regular readers know, it's a bad idea to pump that much ethanol in your car if it's not ready for it (emergencies aside), as it can damage the entire fuel line. Ethanol is more corrosive than unleaded. Virginia authorities have yet to find out whether the overblending was intentional (ethanol is cheaper than gas) or simply a mistake. Watch the video after the jump.
[Source: WAVY]



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