Hidden ethanol in your gas!!
"Most Kansans may not even know they're using more ethanol. Under the law, retailers no longer have to alert consumers that some pumps contain a 10 percent blend of ethanol. It's up to retailers whether to use the labels." They did a good job of hiding this because I've not noted any information about it for four years.
If you think you've been avoiding power robbing, mileage robbing, component eating, catalytic converter ruining ethanol then I've got bad news for you. Back in 2005 our self-serving idiotic legislature removed the requirement of gasoline retailers to disclose the addition of ethanol to their product. Of course many gas station owners jumped at the chance to blend in cheaper ethanol and sell it for the same price as straight gasoline.
I find this disgustingly underhanded and blatant thievery instilled by these retailers and the people we elected to represent us. This explains the swings I've seen in my gas mileage and it really pisses me off that it may lead to replacement of a $1000 catalytic converter for which I've been getting intermittent codes of impending failure. Since complaining won't go anywhere and the stations won't own up I'll have to buy a alcohol fuel test kit to determine who still sells the real McCoy. KS Weight & Measure will get a letter as well as my legislators. Once I get my kit I'll report back who is robbing you and who isn't.
Corn growers and ethanol producers need not reply. Go enjoy your Christmas on your subsidies provided by us tax payers and pump theft victims. Oh yeah, and let the really poor eat dirt instead of your food crop.