“Pete’s” News Corner
Your advocate for PURE Gasoline “Laissez les bon temps rouler” Contact “Pete” at: email@example.com
ALL ABOUT ETHANOL GASOLINE AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
* * * BREAKING NEWS * * *
CHALMETTE REFINING PETITION! PLEASE JOIN THE PETITION!
WE NEED ONLY 5 MORE SIGNATURES READERS!
NOTICE TO ALL READERS:
NEW POLL: Notice that we have started a new poll today titled “Which Fuel Stabilizer Do You Use in Your Marine Engine”. It is just below the “Donate” button on the right hand side of this page. I did NOT include any stabilizer that contained any form of alcohol as they only make the ethanol problem worse if you use E10 fuel. PLEASE VOTE. I’ll leave the poll up until October 31st.
PLEASE READ a letter which I mailed to all refinery CEO’s who operate an oil refinery in Louisiana. In the letter, I URGED them to please supply us MORE non ethanol gasoline. The letter can be found on the website’s “Pete’s Articles” page. I have NOT received any replies from any of the CEO’s yet!
PLEASE JOIN THE CHALMETTE REFINING PETITION. Look to your right and Just click the ORANGE “Sign Petition Now” button on top right.
READERS: PLEASE, PLEASE continue to inform ALL your friends and neighbors about the petition and urge them to sign up. I’d like to get at least 5 MORE signatures on the petition to allow for some who did not list their address.
NOTE: You cannot join the Petition from a Smart Phone! It must be done on a desktop or laptop computer!
As of late this afternoon (9/16), we now have 1,045 signed Petitions (ONLY 5 more names since Sunday)! I’d really like to get about 10 more to allow for some errors or petitions without addresses. PLEASE be sure to tell ALL your friends to sign the petition.
IMPORTANT: I posted short instructions on the “Petition” window after you click on the ORANGE “Sign Petition Now” button. It is IMPORTANT that ALL fields on the form be completed, NOT only the “*” lines. ALSO, after completing the form, after AGAIN clicking the ORANGE “Sign Petition Now” button, please check your e-mail to click the link provided in the e-mail to REGISTER your petition.
——————————————————————————————————- IT’S NOW TIME FOR “ROUND 2″
I’d AGAIN like to ask ALL READERS to call each of the phone numbers listed below for Chalmette Refining and leave a POLITE message URGING them to resume the production and sale of ethanol FREE gasoline! I have asked my webmaster if he can design a new page for a “Petition” to ask Chalmette Refining to resume the sale of conventional, ethanol free gas. Will announce if/when he can get this done.
I am VERY DISAPPOINTED to report that Chalmette Refining has apparently “BACKED OFF” from earlier expectations that they would resume the manufacture and sale of conventional gasoline from their truck rack at the refinery! That information comes from some of their distributors. I spoke to Chalmette Refining’s Public Relations Manager Patrick Trahan today (7/3), and, as usual, he would NOT provide ANY information! This is the most “SECRETIVE” organization I’ve ever dealt with, EVER! I don’t know if they are backing off because consumers have ‘quieted down’, thinking this has blown over or not?
MEANWHILE, I URGE all readers to “AMP UP THE NOISE” on Chalmette Refining IMMEDIATELY – ROUND 2!
I would ask that all readers phone the phone numbers I’ve listed below, AND, write a short, polite letter to Mr. Maxwell, the Chalmette Refining Plant Manager urging him to please resume the sale of Eo as soon as possible. I will also write a letter to him and will cc the CEO of Exxon/Mobil also. Here are the Chalmette Refining phone numbers to call and the address to write Mr. Maxwell: NOTE: Since Chalmette Refining also previously supplied ethanol free gasoline to the western side of Mississippi, I ALSO ENCOURAGE OUR MISSISSIPPI READERS TO CALL THESE PHONE NUMBERS ALSO!
I URGE EVERYONE TO CALL EACH PHONE NUMBER AT LEAST DAILY OR MORE OFTEN AND TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO WRITE A SHORT, POLITE LETTER TO THEIR PLANT MANAGER ALSO, URGING HIM TO PLEASE RESUME THE SALE OF ETHANOL FREE GAS……… FLOOD THE LINES AND MAIL BOXES – LET THEM KNOW WE ARE SERIOUS and WILL NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!!!
- Community Hotline: (504) 211-1101
- Public Relations Manager Patrick Trahan
(504) 281-1409 (office) (832) 421-1995 (cell)
- Ms. Jackie Autin – Head of Product Quality
(504) 281-1534 (office) (504) 250-6964 (cell)
Mr. Wade Maxwell, Plant Manager Chalmette Refining 500 West St. Bernard Hwy Chalmette, LA 70043 =====================================================
* * * * ARTICLES SUMMARY * * * *
TODAY’S ARTICLE : Today I posted an ethanol article a St. Louis newspaper which says the EPA should put a cap on ethanol to benefit and the environment.
SPORTS NEWS: Today (9/12), I posted a sports article from NOLA.com/The Times Picayune which discusses the two incredible kickers the Tigers have on the team this year. Read the article in the LSU section below.
GUN CONTROL NEWS: I posted (8/23) a new gun control article on the “Gun Control in America” page from The Washington Times titled “Lyons: Small-Arms Treaty, Big Second Amendment Threat“. For readers who are not familiar with the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you read this article. The UN has for several years attempted to develop a document that most Nations could support. They completed their proposal in 2013 and, Obama directed Secretary of State John Kerry to sign the document in early 2014. The treaty requires approval by the U.S. Senate before it becomes law in the U.S. In a “straw vote” in 2013, BEFORE Kerry signed the Treaty, Senate leader Harry Reid took a vote of the Senate to see if he had enough votes to approve this Treaty. He was short by about 8 votes. BUT, it is important to know that Louisiana U.S. Senate Mary Landrieu voted FOR this Treaty! In other words, she would have the U.N. take away the private ownership of guns in America and essentially negate our Constitutions 2nd Amendment.
I URGE all gun owners and 2nd Amendment advocates to read this article and read the U.N. Treaty document below the article. It is CRITICAL that we call, write and e-mail our Louisiana and Mississippi Senators at least weekly and URGE your Senator NOT TO VOTE for this U.N. Small Arms Treaty should it come up for a vote in the Senate.
If the Senate approves this Treaty, kiss all your weapons goodbye! This is VERY SCARY! Read the article in on the website’s “Gun Control in America” page.
This is yet another reason why if we value our 2nd amendment rights, it is CRITICAL that we WAKE UP and write, call and e-mail our U.S. Senators and Congressmen and URGE them to protect our 2nd Amendment rights. In so doing, you should make it very clear that ANY elected official that votes FOR new gun laws will NOT get your vote. ALSO, if you are not already a member of NRA, I urge you to join. They are a very powerful lobby force in Washington and need our support. See the link to join below.
YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED:
American gun owners and defenders of the 2nd Amendment NEED HELP in fighting off the Government and State ‘gun control’ advocates! If you are not currently a member of the NRA (National Rifle Association) or the NAGR (National Association for Gun Rights), you are urged to join TODAY.
Here’s how (the NRA is the most powerful and influential):
Chalmette Refining Issue:
Here is information on Chalmette Refining:
Chalmette Refining, LLC (A joint venture between Exxon/Mobil (50%) and PDVSA (50%) the Venezuelan State Oil Company. Exxon/Mobil is the operating partner)
500 West St. Bernard Hwy, Chalmette, LA 70043
- Main Phone: (504) 281-1212
- Community Hot Line: (504) 211-1101
Plant Manager – Mr Wade Maxwell
Public Relations Manager – Patrick Trahan (see phone above)
I URGE all readers to call Chalmette Refining’s Community Hot Line and URGE the Plant Manager to re-consider their decision and CONTINUE to manufacture ethanol FREE gasoline. Also, below are the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of Louisiana and Mississippi U.S. Senators and how to contact your U.S. Representative. I also URGE you to “flood your Senator and Representatives’s phone lines” AND e-mails and DEMAND that they REPEAL the EPA’s Renewal Standard and allow the free market to determine if consumers want ‘corn gas’ and high food prices.
I ALSO URGE you to have them contact Chalmette Refining’s Manager and ASK him to PLEASE continue to manufacture ethanol FREE gasoline!
Here are the U.S. Senator and Representative contact information:
LOUISIANA U.S. CONGRESSMEN:
Senator David Vitter:
516 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510 D.C.
Phone: (202) 224-4623 – D.C. Fax: (202) 228-5061
- Metairie Office: (504) 589-2753
- Baton Rouge: (225) 383-0331
– Lafayette Office: (337) 993-9502
- Alexandria: (318) 448-0169
- Monroe Office: (318) 325-8120
- Shreveport: (318) 861-0437
– Lake Charles Office: (337) 436-0453
Senator Mary Landrieu:
703 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510
D.C. Phone: (202) 224-5824 – D.C. Fax: (202) 224-9735
- New Orleans Office: (504) 589-2427
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE:
MISSISSIPPI U.S. CONGRESSMEN:
Senator Thad Cochran: http://www.cochran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me
113 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg, Washington D.C. 20510 D.C.
Phone: (202) 224-5054
– Jackson Phone: (601) 965-4459
- Oxford: (662) 236-1018
– Gulfport Phone: (228) 867-9710
Senator Roger F. Wicker: http://www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
555 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C. 20510
D.C. Phone: (202) 224-6253 – Fax: (202) 228-0378
– Tupelo Office: (662) 844-5010
- Jackson: (601) 965-4644
– Hernando Office: (662) 429-1002
- Gulfport: (228) 871-7017
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
* * * WEBSITE NEWS * * *
I would guess that the number of stations that have chosen to either stay with non ethanol gas or switch to “corn gas” after the Chalmette Refining disappointing decision to stop the manufacture of “good gas” has settled down by now. I have therefore resumed my update of our website’s Louisiana ethanol free gas list. As I indicted when I began this considerable effort, I will update the list on the website when I am completed. This is a VERY time consuming effort, so bear with me.
Today I completed Lafourche Parish. N0w, working on Livingston, which is another large one.
* * * TODAY’S NEWS ARTICLE * * *
Today I posted an ethanol article from the St. Louis Post – Dispatch titled “Put a Cap on Ethanol to Benefit People, Environment“. According to the article, “A coalition of citizens and business leaders from across the country representing grocers, anti-hunger advocates, social workers, small-business owners, engine manufacturers, environmental groups, cattle ranchers, poultry producers, dairy farmers and convenience store owners met at our nation’s capital recently to voice concern over a federal energy policy that is wreaking havoc on our environment — and also our wallets, our engines and a large swath of our American industries”.
* * * FOOTBALL SEASON IS HERE * * *
NCAA Football Polls – LSU Rankings (9/14/2014):
- Associated Press Poll – #8 (were #10)
- USA Today/Coaches Poll – #8 (were #9)
FIVE OF THE TOP 10 COLLEGES IN SUNDAY’S FOOTBALL POLL ARE FROM THE SEC WEST DIVISION: Alabama (2), Auburn (5), Texas A&M (6), LSU (8) and Ole Miss (10).
The Tigers hold the national record of non-conference wins, with 48 consecutive wins (as of 9/13/2014) currently, going back to 2002.
Here is the Tigers 2014 football Schedule: www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?&&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SPID=2164&SPSID=27811
To buy available individual game tickets, click on this link:
LSU Football Ticket Link: www.lsutix.net.
LSU GAME SCHEDULE WITH DATES/TIMES/TV
8/30 – WIN: LSU 28 – Wisconsin 24
9/6 – WIN: LSU 56 – Sam Houston State 0
9/13 – WIN: LSU 31 – UL Monroe 0
9/20 – LSU vs Mississippi State – Death Valley – 6:00 pm – ESPN TV
9/27 – LSU vs New Mexico State – Death Valley – 6:30 pm – SEC Network TV
10/4 – LSU vs Auburn – at Auburn – TBA – TV? – 98.1 FM
10/11 – LSU vs Florida – at Florida – TBA – TV? – 98.1 FM
GAME SUMMARY: UL Monroe has run up over 400+ total yards of offense in their first 2 games this year to date. The LSU offense held them to a TOTAL of 93 yards Saturday night. The Tiger defense was incredible! While the Tiger offense started slow, they put it in high gear in the 2nd half. Freshman RB Williams scored two TD’s, RB Fournette scored one TD and Senior RB Hilliard scored one TD. The Tiger offense ran 51 times for 222 yards. Coach miles played a total of 16 true freshman in the first 3 games of the 2014 season. Saturday’s game set a new Tiger Stadium attendance record of 101,194, AND, this win was LSU’s 400th WIN in Tiger Station!
* * * * 2014 FOOTBALL NEWS * * * *
If you are planning to attend home games of the 2014 football season in “Death Valley” this year, I encourage you to red new parking and traffic changes before you leave for the game. The changes are summarized on DandyDon.com. Here is the link:
ALSO: For fans who would prefer NOT to drive on the campus, there are buses which run from the “L’Auberge Casino” on Hwy 30, just about 5 miles before the campus that will pick up passengers at the casino parking area next to the parking garage and drop you off at the old Alex Box baseball park area, a short walk from the football stadium. They start taking passengers at 3:00 pm for 6pm games and the cost is $10/person round trip. Availability is based on “first come” basis. The valet manager at the casino told me today that 6 buses showed up at 3:00 pm to pickup passengers for the trip to “Death Valley”.
Here is a link from DandyDon.com for the recently updated 2014 LSU Football Team depth chart:
Here is an interesting article from NOLA.com/The Times Picayune summarizing the two GREAT kickers LSU has on the team this year, Trent Domingue and Cameron Gamble.
BOOMING KICKOFFS A WELCOME ADDITION TO LSU’s SPECIAL-TEAMS MENU
By Randy Rosetta – NOLA.com/The Times Picayune – Sept 10, 2014
VIDEO: LSU Kicker Trent Domingue interview
There’s not more musical words to the ear of a kicker as far as LSU sophomore Trent Domingue is concerned. So when either or freshman Cameron Gamble get the green light to boom a kickoff, you have to bet there is a smile tucked away under their facemasks.
Those two have alternated as the kickoff specialist for the Tigers through two games, and the results have been eye-catching.
Five of Dominque’s kicks have resulted in touchbacks and three of Gamble’s seven — eight of 15 altogether.
“I think it really takes the rhythm of return away from our opponent,” LSU coach Les Miles said.
While the Tigers have benefited from a steady stream of reliable placement kickers over the last 15 years, having a kicker who could consistently pop the ball into or out of the end zone has been elusive at times. James Hairston began the current trend last season, with 45 of his 86 kicks resulting in touchbacks.
Now it appears that Miles and special teams coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto have a pair of options in that department.
Here is a current listing of LSU Football’s 2015 Committments (as of September 14, 2014):
2015 LSU football commits (15) – Star Ratings by 24/7 Sports
- Maea Teuhema (5 Star) OL, 6-4, 340, Keller, Texas, (Keller)
- Kevin Toliver (5 Star) CB, 6-2, 185, Jacksonville, Fla. (Trinity Christian)
- Nick Brossette (4 Star) RB, 6-0, 205, Baton Rouge (University)
- Jazz Ferguson (4 Star) WR, 6-5, 205, Saint Francisville (West Feliciana)
- Derrius Guice (4 Star) RB, 6-0, 210, Baton Rouge (Catholic)
- Kevin Henry (4 Star) S, 6-1, 200, Baton Rouge (Central)
- Xavier Lewis (4 Star) CB, 6’0″, 180, East St. John, LaPlace
- Bry’Keithon Mouton (3 Star), TE, 6’2″, 230, Acadiana HS
- David Ducre (3 Star) FB, 6-0, 230, Mandeville (Lakeshore)
- Matt Wommack (3 Star) OL, 6-7, 320, Hernando, MS
- Adrian Magee (3 Star) OL, 6-4, 352, Franklinton (Franklinton)
- Isaiah Washington (3 Star) DE, 6-3, 225, New Orleans (Edna Karr)
- Blake Ferguson (3 Star) LS, 6-1, 235, Buford, Ga. (Buford)
- Hanner Shipley (3 Star) TE, 6-5, 260, Marble Falls, Texas, (Marble Falls)
- Justin McMilan (3 Star) QB, 6’2″, 170, Cedar Hills, Texas
LSU’S 2016 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
LSU’s 2016 Class commitments as of 9/14/2014:
- Feleipe Franks (4 STAR) - QB, 6′ 5″, 205, Crawfordville, FL
- Dee Anderson (4 STAR) – WR, 6’4”, 176, Mesquite, Texas
- Stephen Sullivan (4 STAR) – WR, 6’6”, 215. Donaldsonville, LA ——————————————————————————————————-
LSU’s 2017 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
BREAKING NEWS: It was announced on Bleacher Report on August 11, 2014 that LSU Commit Dylan Moses is the #1 ranked football athlete for the 2017 draft!
-Dylan Moses (5 STAR) - RB/S, 6’1″, 215, University High, Baton Rouge
* NEW CHANGES TO ETHANOL FREE GAS LIST *
We removed FOUR ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Cash-N-Carry, 12590 River Road, Destrehan, St Charles Parish – Store Stopped selling gas!
Conn’s Store, 3119 LA Hwy 146, Chatham, Jackson Parish – Store Closed (Thanks to Woody for the info)
Jim’s Convenience Store, 2801 LA Hwy 306, Des Allemands, St. Charles Parish – Store CLOSED (Thanks to Mike for the info)
We added FOUR new ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Farmer Valley Co-op, 250 Rapides Dr, Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish
Time Saver, 14851 Hwy 90, Paradis, St Charles Parish – sells BOTH E0 and E10
Race Trac, 2713 Paris Road, Chalmette, St Bernard Parish – the station sells BOTH E0 and E10 fuel.
Riverstop (Chevron Station), 31539 Hwy 22, Springfield, LA (Livingston Parish) – the station sells E0 and E10 both
NOTE: If any reader locates a store that is selling ethanol FREE gas but is not on our list, PLEASE send me the information asked for on the “Ethanol Facts” page so we can add it to the list!
We encourage all readers to patronize retailers who sell ethanol FREE gas. If they are not profitable selling EO, they may convert to sell ethanol gas and stores with EO will become harder and harder to find. ——————————————————————————————————-
Have a GREAT week readers!