The U.S. Department of Energy reports the average price for a gallon of gasoline in 1973 was 39 cents, but in 1974, it rose to 53 cents. Speeding up to 2022 we’re increasing ethanol to 15% in gasoline in response to increased gas price hikes in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency will issue an emergency waiver to allow widespread sale of 15% ethanol blend. Cars built before 2001 might not be able to handle the extra gasoline. Will this change force us to update our vehicles? Long story short, E15 fuel is comprised of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline. All we want to know is when will the cost of fuel go back down. Are you picky about the brand of gasoline you purchase? In 1999 Mobile merged with Exxon to form Exxon Mobile, making it one of the largest oil companies in the entire world.
The gasoline suppliers add their secret blend to the mix, including detergents, a friction modifier, and a corrosion inhibitor. That’s all fancy and all, but I remember back in the late 70’s when gas was fifty cents a gallon. But as a child I remember the gas station attendant assisting in pumping our gas. To find a full service gas station in the Southeast is hard to find but traveling to New Jersey, they have full service everywhere. In fact New Jersey and Oregon you’ll find gas jockeys filling up your tank. Happy travels!