Tennessee Town & Zip codes:
Benton 37307, Delano 37325, Ocoee 37361,
Old Fort 37362, and Reliance 37369
Below the business company name and address are some of the “American Made” products they sale or use, throughout the purchasing process always verify the product you wish to buy is “Made in USA”.
Where does my local gas come from?
The gas sold in the U.S. is refined from global and domestic produced oil. As of 01/08/2016 56% of the oil in the USA is domestically sourced.
Since 2005 ethanol fuel has contributed to the content of gas in the U.S.
See: What is Ethanol? (below)
Do local gas stations sell American made fuel?
In 2007 American refineries produced over 90% of the gas we consumed, that fuel came from domestic and imported oil. American refineries produce gasoline for many different companies, these companies distribute their fuel to many different retail outlets throughout our nation. The gasoline from these refineries is distributed to bulk terminals and the fuel at these terminals are blended and composed of product from different refineries. Fuels from most gas stations are of a combined refinery blend and are made primarily in the U.S. of imported and domestic oil, and domestic ethanol.
What is Ethanol?
Ethanol is an alcohol fuel that is mostly produced from corn. New technologies are being researched to make this substitute fuel feasible; at this time there are disadvantages to using ethanol in order to help satisfy America’s fuel consumption needs. Increasing the cost of food and environmental issues like, excessive water consumption, pollution of water, land, and the air, and excessive wear and tear on small engines that use the fuel are a few examples of the problems created by ethanol use. E-85 ethanol has been found to severally damage old motorcycles, boat engines, and lawn and garden equipment engines, also it will deteriorate the fuel lines if they are not compatible with the fuel.
What is the cost of Ethanol?
At this time our government has stopped the subsidized ethanol production; the American taxpayer gave about 45 Billion dollars in the form of tax credits to the refinery blenders, approximately .45 cents per gallon of produced ethanol was paid for by the mandate passed in 2007 called the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The 822 page document was developed to get America on an energy independent path and enhance our nations security.
As with all laws passed in our country their are unintended consequences; the cost of the subsidy, the lack of poultry and beef due to increasing farm food prices, the increasing cost of our grocery bill, and the short supply of world corn products.
The amount of corn used for ethanol is about 40% of the US yield, with a third of that returning back into food stocks for animals; creating an actual loss of corn for food source consumption of around 22-25%.
As of 2014 one of the top exports of the United States, the world’s biggest gas guzzler, is — wait for it — Oil.
Some of the information above has been found by visiting the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) website. The EIA is a statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy.