Autumn Ohio sunset and renewable fuels

Posted By on September 29, 2006

Autumn Ohio sunset
The rain and cold front passed, the sky cleared and the sun melted behind a scenic Ohio farm setting as I made my usual 4 hour drive home from Cleveland to Cincinnati last night. The soothing autumn sun set made for a relaxing trip as it disappeared behind fields of future renewable fuel.
Fuel prices were down again this week which should be good news for consumers and our pocketbooks; this is particularly helpful since heating season is right around the corner. I noticed Flying J was selling diesel for $2.37/gallon along Interstate 71 and that some independent stations even posted gasoline under $2.00/gallon. I talked with someone yesterday who even filled up with unleaded gasoline for $1.94/gallon!
Sunoco Renewable Fuel Prices 9/28/2006
I’ve made my regular fueling stop the new renewable fuel Sunoco at exit 151 off of Interstate 71. Since its opening my Volkswagen Jetta TDI has been sipping (45.5mpg) from their biodiesel pump. This week I topped off with 14.57 gallons of B20 at $2.53.


  • Tim

    Interesting enough I chose to experiment a bit with my driving style. At 1/2 tank (according to the gauge) I decided to limit my highway MPH to 70 (with the exception of passing) on my daily drive which is roughly 70 miles a day. I lose about 2.5 minutes each way, I can deal with that.
    I ended up getting 665 miles on the tank before my low fuel light turned on, filled up at about 685 for a 14 gallons giving me a whopping 48 mpg. I typically get about 45 miles a gallon.
    This tank I am attempting to do all my highway driving at 70 MPH, I will keep you posted.

  • You’re obviously maturing Tim … by 40 years old you’ll be driving so slow we’ll call you grandpa. If you tell me your holding it down to 55mph to try and squeak out 60mpg I’m taking away your TDI badge!

  • Tim

    I have been struggling to keep it at 70, if it weren’t for cruise control I wouldn’t be able to make it.

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