Falling Gasoline Prices

Lower demand and higher supplies are pushing oil prices lower. I noticed in the Omaha area, gas prices were as low as $2.87 per gallon. How far will prices fall? Is an expected increase on the horizon? photo credit: Nicholas_T via photopin cc

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Know the facts about ethanol for your car and small engine equipment

This past month, I conducted a few tests of gasoline from different pumps and came across some surpristing information. Lately, the talk has been that there is too much ethanol in our fuel. Will E-15 hurt my automobile’s engine? Why is ethanol being used to blend gasoline to get an octane reading of 87. I

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Ethanol | Gas | Small Engines

In the midwest most of the unleaded gasoline is being blended with ethanol to bring the octane levels up to 87. This has people a bit concerned, especially wiht their small engine devices like lawn mowers and snow blowers. Check out this news story! Understand how these changes could impact you. The news story makes

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Change in Octane – What is going on?

Pump labels in Nebraska and other Midwestern states are changing and the Octane levels are going down. There is a very interesting article in Ethanol Producer. Check it out. It will have an impact on our vehicles. photo credit: brutalSoCal via photopin

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Ethanol Production Looks Optimistic

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM), the world’s largest corn processor, sees ethanol demand rising and is “optimistic” about margins for 2014 and 2015 as the coming U.S. harvest increases supplies. Source Bloomberg.com This news is welcome news to the Ethanol Industry, especially after last years harsh drought. Corn futures in Chicago have dropped 43 percent from a

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Comments From FEW Ethanol 2013

Here are a few observations I made from this week’s Ethanol Conference. This conference has some of the top people in the Ethanol Industry from Owners and Producers to Suppliers and Advocates. The right people are here. The attendees are very passionate about their processes, making a profit, keeping up with new technology and informed

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How often should I have an oil change

If you are like myself, you have one of those oil change reminder labels that lets us know when we should expect to have our oil changed. Typical time is 3,000 miles. If you are like me, it seems that sometimes this time frame can go by very fast and as a result it could

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Diesel, Ethanol Gasoline Contamination

The Fuel Fingerprint Test is a very popular test for a few reasons. It serves as an initial scan to determine if the appropriate fuel contains contaminants. The analysis has a normal two-day turnaround time. Rush analysis is also available with proper communication and coordination ahead of time. The report includes analysis, recommendations and copies

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Ethanol Excellence

Check out this video and learn how the ethanol industry is becoming more efficient in the production of ethanol.  It appears that ethanol production is growing in 2013, despite some news reports. I can only base my information on the number of ethanol samples we are receiving at Midwest Laboratories.     Hopefully, the trend

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Metals Laboratory | Midwest Laboratories

Learn more about the role the Metals Laboratory plays at Midwest Laboratories. Led by Barry Blessing and his team, the Midwest Laboratories Metals Lab  analyzes a variety of samples for their elemental composition. Check out a quick video and learn more. The Midwest Laboratories Metals Laboratory serves clients across the country. Turnaround time and high quality

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