Friday, February 28, 2014

What We Are Proposing

Our purpose here is to create fuel competition in America, so when you fill up your car with fuel, you will have at least two options besides petroleum.

Because your car will be warranted to burn multiple fuels, you'll be able to choose what fuel you want to buy today. Will it be gasoline? Ethanol from the local waste-management facility? Ethanol from corn? Methanol from agricultural waste? Methanol from natural gas? You will be able to choose. You will be able to decide where your fuel dollars go. And because these fuels will have to compete with each other, fuel prices will come down. You will pay less at the pump.

Our purpose is to break the oil monopoly and introduce a free market in transportation fuels. The way to accomplish this is to make the cars themselves platforms upon which fuels can compete. This requires only a small tweak to the cars themselves because internal combustion engines burn methanol and ethanol very well.

There are many things you can do to help make this happen. The very first thing you can do is stop contributing to the oil monopoly. What we are proposing is that you immediately install a conversion kit in your car if it is not already an FFV (flex-fuel vehicle) so you can use E85 (85% ethanol) for fuel, and we urge you to spend all of your fuel dollars on E85 instead of gasoline from now on, or until an even better alternative fuel comes along. See a list of conversion kits available here. Some are EPA approved and some are not. The conversion kit page explains more about that.

And we urge you to convince all your friends and family to do the same: Convert their gas-only cars to flex fuel cars and then buy E85.

Our first move toward fuel competition is for each of us to use all our fuel dollars to strengthen the ethanol industry so it becomes the thin edge of a big wedge with which we can force open the fuel market into greater and greater fuel competition.

The problem we face is not "oil addiction." The problem is that oil has a virtual monopoly over transportation fuel. The solution is fuel competition.

The reason we are suggesting the exclusive use of E85 is that it's the only alternative fuel widely available that can be used in the cars we already own. But that's just the beginning. We can go much further to create robust fuel competition in America.

And fuel competition will change the world.

America consumes more oil than any other country, so what Americans do will have an impact on the car and fuel industries throughout the world. By creating vigorous fuel competition here, we will strip oil of its strategic status, which will have massive positive repercussions for national and international security. And it will benefit the economy of America and create millions of high-paying jobs.

Because fuel competition will reduce the excessive money flowing to repressive regimes, it will help to create freedom for millions of oppressed people, especially women, who have very limited human rights and very little freedom in many of the richest oil-producing nations like Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Fuel competition will cause more food to be grown around the world as millions of acres that now lie fallow will be fruitful again. And in developing nations, there will be rising opportunities to grow fuel crops for an energy-hungry world, boosting local and rural economies worldwide.

America's national security and economic vitality have been tied to oil for a hundred years. Since 1973, OPEC has used its illegal cartel to control our economy. Fuel competition will permanently free us from their control.

We don't have to wait for "the people in charge" to solve this problem. It can be solved by the individual choices of each driver. When you go to the fuel station, you make the choice to either maintain the monopoly or help create fuel competition. You get to choose what your money will support. You are literally choosing to fund tyranny or freedom. And since fuel is expensive, your personal choice makes a difference. You personally spend a lot of money on fuel, and when you buy ethanol rather than gasoline you are simultaneously cutting off money to one industry and boosting the other.

If you're ready to fill your tank with freedom, start by getting a conversion kit for your car if it's not already an FFV. Click here to find out what kits are available. Click here to find out if the car you own is an FFV.

Then fill up with E85 from now on. Click here to find E85 stations near you. If there isn't an ethanol pump close by, persuade your local gas station to carry it. Find out more about how to do that here.

Subscribe to this blog (in the upper right sidebar) and send our posts to your friends and family, talk to them about what you're doing and why, and convince them to start choosing fuel competition. Always bring the conversation back to competition. Anyone can see that fuel competition is better than a fuel monopoly. And click here to like us on Facebook, and share our posts. Or here on Google+.

When an Open Fuel Standard is proposed in Congress, urge your Members of Congress to vote that bill into law. We need fuel competition to commence as soon as possible because we are hemorrhaging our wealth quickly and dangerous regimes are growing in financial power. Sooner is better than later.


  1. My point of view of the EPA on the Natural Gas conversion market for the USA is this.

    The EPA has killed the CNG market for the USA this is the hard facts. They have over stepped there power here and need to get a dope slap and be put down like a mad dog.

    The EPA has done some good on many things but for the use of Clean Natural Gas as a fuel for the USA cars and trucks they killed it. Why, Big Oil has run this sector of the EPA for too long.

    Cars that are converted to run on a Bi-Fuel CNG system are 60+% cleaner out of the tail pipe. Was not the EPA put in place to clean the air we breathe? But to this day they say you cannot convert a car or truck to run on Natural Gas unless you get it EPA certified at a cost of $50,000 to $300,000 per kit for the engine size and type. But that same kit in Europe cost just $500 to $1000 installed. To sell it legally here in the USA it pushes to $10,000+ per install.

    But a few States like Oklahoma and Utah have taken that Mad dog out back pinned it down.

    They say we have Natural Gas to sell. We will and are converting their cars to run on it. Putting people to work now and giving Tax incentives back to the people to the tune of $1500 to 50% of the install.

    If your group really wishes to sell their Home Grown Natural Gas Now, it needs to look at the fleets of the USA and convert baby convert to Natural Gas.

    Bob Mann

    1. So if you say that big oil has influence over the EPA, then why would you bash the EPA? You should go after big oil and their congressional puppets that install more big oil puppets in the EPA. I don't get your argument. It's about as stupid as the stupid climate denying House representatives and senators that wield far too much influence at EPA. It's reminiscent of the Mineral Management Service of the DOI. That Service was stacked with fossil fuels puppets. Why do I say puppets? Because any entity that wanted to lease public land for energy, not renewable energy, development got a rubber stamp to go ahead. In return this Service received prostitutes, cocaine, and financial perks from the fossil fuel industry, that is until DOI Secretary Ken Salizar put an end to the Mineral Management Service by firing all the staff and completely disestablishing it. This is the kind of insidious manner in which the fossil fuels industry operates. Saudi Arabia does not have a monopoly on sleazy, immoral behaviors. All the international and national fossil fuels entities do it. It's how the industry began in the later 1800's with John D. Rockefeller and is described in detail in the book written by Daniel Yergin called "The Prize." Check it out and you'll see for yourself.