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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted March 23, 2001 12:56 AM
was just wondering what everybody is paying for alcohol this year. have been checking around here(central minnesota) and the price has more than doubled since last fall. going for over $3 per gallon now!!! cheapest we found so far was pam oil in sioux falls s.d., if you bought quantities it was $151 per barrel!!! another place was over 3.25 per gallon. are we getting hosed or has the market gone up all over??? sure glad i didn't sell my gas carb at the swap meet!!! maybe some are wishing they would have bought it! let me know what you're paying.

thanks, john


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted March 23, 2001 06:32 PM
Yes it has gone up atleast here in Texas. I paid $130 for a barrel of VP Methanol. I found another place that has it for $100 dollars a barrel but have heard from some racers that the were not happy with the product though. If you have any freinds that own or operate any gas wells see what they can get it for. One of my freinds said he can get it all I want for $81 a barrel so I guess I might start selling some at the track.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted March 24, 2001 08:35 AM
I am in central Minnesota and I am paying $1.75/gallon right now for virgin methanol. I found some cheaper, but it was from last season, and I am scared of water in it. If you need some, let me know. (320)543-3370- Howard Lake Fast Lube- ask for Brad.

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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted March 24, 2001 08:24 PM
$90 bucks this year in Pa. We were getting it for $75 last year. VP racing fuels.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted March 25, 2001 12:00 PM
2.50 a gallon at the track. Was 2.00 last year... Houston, Texas

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Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted March 31, 2001 07:44 PM
Princeton Speedway track meeting tonite.. the promoter is also the area distibutor for Speedway fuels. He said Meth would sell for $2.00 a gallon this season.


Roger 01
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted April 02, 2001 12:05 AM
1.45 last year 2.25 this year(northern Cal.)

Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted April 02, 2001 12:20 AM UIN: 16262997
93.00 a barrel here in Ark.....Turbo Blue

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 52
posted April 02, 2001 02:23 PM
I am paying $1.45 a gal. in Jackson Michigan at Pipeline Oil Sales. The alky is made by Ashland Chemicals. I have run it a couple of seasons with no problem.

This is up 35 cents from last year. The @$@#$@$#@ state of Michigan considers alky a type of gasoline now so they are now adding on 19 cents state tax, jerks.

Anyway its still not bad here. Sounds like the fuel guys in Minnesota are hosing you.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted April 04, 2001 12:22 AM
just want to say thanks to everybody that replied! or engine builder found some for us for $109 a barrel delivered from nebraska. not sure what these clowns up here are trying to pull at $3 per gallon but i dont think they will sell too much. thanks again! john


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