“Pete’s” News Corner
Your advocate for PURE Gasoline “Laissez les bon temps rouler” Contact “Pete” at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL ABOUT ETHANOL GASOLINE ISSUES AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
* * * BREAKING NEWS * * *
PROPOSED EPA ETHANOL RFS FOR 2014 – 2016:
Today (6/25) I posted an article which summarizes the long awaited EPA Renewal Fuel Standard ethanol blend requirements for 2014 – 2014. Also, see my post just after “Today’s Feature Article” on how to provide your input to the EPA before the deadline. I also posted my input to the EPA for your review and use.
LSU SPORTS SUMMARY:
NOTICE that I posted the Football Videos in the video section to help get everyone in the mood for FOOTBALL season……coming SOON!
ALSO: Notice that I posted three (3) new LSU videos – two very good ones on Mike the Tiger which you have not seen before, especially the one on Mike the Tiger History.
REMINDER, after you click the video ‘Start arrow ->”, turn up your computer’s volume, and, to see in full screen, click the [ ] on the bottom right hand corner of the video (the ‘Callin Baton Rouge’ video has four arrows instead of [ ] to enlarge to full screen). After you’ve finished viewing, just press the ‘ESC’ key on your keyboard to return to the home page.
* * * * ARTICLES SUMMARY * * * *
LSU SPORTS ARTICLE: I posted an article from LSU Sports.net about the Tiger football team’s 2016 class, which is currently ranked #1 in the Nation. Read the article in the LSU section
* * * TODAY’S FEATURE ARTICLE * * *
Today I posted a sports article from The Advocate.com titled “We’re Going to be Nasty': LSU’s 2016 Football Recruiting Class Could be Program’s First Consensus No. 1 Haul – With a Twist“. As I reported several weeks ago, the Tiger Football team’s 2016 draft class is ranked #1 in the Nation by all sports groups. And, several top commits are working to convince several other top athletes friend or classmates to join them at LSU. With only 17 commits (25 is the max allowed), the Tigers have two(2) 5 Star, eleven (11) 4 Star and four (4) 3 Star commits. If the Tigers could pickup another two 5 Star athletes, there is little doubt they will wind up with the TOP 2016 CLASS! And, many of the commits are the TOP or near the top in the nation at their position. One of the commits, Quarterback Feleipe Franks could well move to a 5 Star after his high school senior year. He is considered to be one of the TOP multi-threat quarterbacks in the nation. It’s a very interesting article and I encourage you to read it.
NOTE: The full “Today’s Feature Article” is always located below the LSU Sports section on this page. Just scroll down the page to find it. ——————————————————————————————————–
LINK TO SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE EPA ON THEIR PROPOSED NEW RFS FOR 2014 – 2016
NOTE: I will keep this section here until after the comment deadline on July 27, 2015.
Link to send comments (the deadline to submit comments is July 27, 2015):
http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0111-0002 (the page takes a little time to load, so be patient)
NOTE: When the page opens, type in your comments in the box provided. Then click “CONTINUE” and it will allow you to preview the comment and make any changes. When you are done, click the “SUBMIT COMMENT” button and you’re done. It will provide you with a receipt and tracking number.
Here are comments which I sent to the EPA on their proposed RFS for 2014 – 2016. Feel free to copy and past any parts or the entire comment, BUT, be sure to use YOUR NAME:
“Regarding the EPA Proposed new 2014 – 2016 RFS volumes of ethanol to be blended into gasoline, I URGE the EPA in this new RFS to allow (require) refiners to blend and sell at least 5% of their total gasoline sales as NON-ETHANOL gasoline, without ANY PENALTIES to allow consumers a choice of gasoline to PREVENT the continued damage to motorcycles, marine engines, all gas powered lawn and garden tools, jet skis, snow mobiles, chain saws, home generators and other ‘off road engines’ caused by ethanol gasoline.
A repair shop for small engines near my home who has been in business for over 30 years has had to hire 3 additional workers to help repair lawn mowers, weed eaters, blowers, chain saws, gas powered home generators and other off road engines damaged by ethanol gasoline. We live in south Louisiana and are subjected to frequent power outages caused by hurricanes. Gas powered small home generators are a critical part of our ability to maintain power when line power is lost. But, the lack of availability of non ethanol gasoline forces home owners to use ethanol gasoline to power these home generators. After sitting after use when power returns, the generator will no longer start and must be brought to a repair shop to clean the carburetor because of ethanol gasoline damage.
I URGE you to allow refiners to blend NON ETHANOL gasoline to power our off road engines so we don’t have to continue to spend our hard earned money on continued engine repairs damaged by ethanol gasoline. In addition, a marine repair shop where I service my marine engine informed me last year that a large 200 Hp marine engine incurred an $8,000.00 repair bill to correct damage caused by ethanol gasoline. PLEASE stop this cost to consumers and allow refiners to blend and sell at least 5% of their total gasoline sales as NON ETHANOL gasoline without ANY PENALTIES“.
My receipt for submitting my comments:
|Your Comment Tracking Number: 1jz-8jei-s551|
PLEASE HELP REPEAL THE ETHANOL RENEWAL FUEL STANDARD BY E-MAILING OUR U.S. CONGRESSMEN!
PLEASE CALL, WRITE OR E-MAIL YOUR STATE’S U.S. SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND URGE THEM TO REPEAL THE RFS NOW – READ THE INFORMATION BELOW……the bill is titled “Renewal Fuel Standard Reform Act of 2015″.
See how to contact your States U.S. Representative and Senator on the website’s “How to Contact U.S. Congressmen” above on the page bar at the top of this page.
* * * GUN CONTROL IN AMERICA * * *
BREAKING GUN CONTROL NEWS: In the event readers have not been keeping up with National News, an article from “The Hill” discusses a series of new gun control efforts by Obama and his new Attorney General (we all knew she was just as bad as Erik Holder – our two Louisiana Senators voted AGAINST her confirmation) to use Executive Orders to further restrict our gun rights. I posted the article in the ‘Gun Control in America’ page of the website. I encourage you to read it. The NRA which tracks legislative gun control activities reports this may be JUST THE BEGINNING of Obama’s efforts to try to take our gun rights since he can’t get them approved by the House and Senate before he leaves office. If you are NOT currently a member of either the NRA or the NAGR, I URGE you to consider joining. Dues for the NRA are only $25/year and $35/year for the NAGR. They need our help to STOP Obama and his gun control agenda. See the links below on how to join.
I’ll ONLY post here when I add a new article to the “Gun Control in America” page.
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):
* * * WEBSITE NEWS * * *
I have 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.
I finished Livingston Parish (going alphabetically), and am now working on Orleans Parish. I had stopped working on the gas list update during the peak of football season. I will resume working on the list later this week.
* * * FOOTBALL SEASON IS NEAR * * *
* 63 DAYS TIL 1st FOOTBALL GAME ON SEPT 5th *
Here is the link to the LSU Tigers 2015 Football Schedule:
The Tigers report for fall camp on August 5th.
* * * LSU SPORTS ARTICLE * * *
Today I posted an article from LSU Sports.net announcing that LSU will ‘Take Over’ the SEC Network this Sunday. Each SEC college will have the opportunity to take over a 24 hour period on the SECN this summer. Read the schedule in the article below on which sport will be showcased at what time.
LSU TO ‘TAKEOVER’ SEC NETWORK ON SUNDAY
By Michael Bonnette/Sr. Associate Athletic Director/SID – July 2, 2015
BATON ROUGE – The LSU Tigers stage their SEC Network Takeover (#SECNTakeover) beginning late Saturday and continuing for 24 hours through Sunday evening with the assistance of former LSU No. 2 overall draft pick, shortstop Alex Bregman.
LSU has selected 13 events in eight different sports from the archives to relive with fans on the national television network for 24 consecutive hours. (Note: takeover schedules were created from available television inventory available to ESPN and the SEC Network. NCAA Championships were not available for re-air.)
The SEC Network Takeover is a two-week programming initiative dedicated to airing programming selected by Southeastern Conference schools. All 14 schools are crafting their own 24-hour schedule which may include classic games, films, ESPN original contest and some school-produced content.
The oldest event on the schedule dates back to Dec. 21, 2002, when the LSU men’s basketball team was able to defeat the No. 1-ranked Arizona Wildcats, 66-65, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Dick Vitale was on the call in a game shown nationally on ESPN2. Basketball will also be featured in another recent classic under present Head Coach Johnny Jones when the Tigers were able to defeat No. 11 Kentucky, 87-82, on a night when sleet and freezing rain practically made travel to the game impossible. Play-by-Play announcer Brad Nessler renamed the “Deaf Dome” the “Ice Dome” for that one night.
Football has three slots in the lineup with two games in Baton Rouge at Tiger Stadium and a replay of an SEC Championship game. At 1 a.m., fans can watch the September 2007 win over No. 9 Virginia Tech and at 8 a.m. see another win over another No. 9-ranked team, this time Florida. The final football game will open the night session on Sunday at LSU meets No. 12 Georgia in the 2011 SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
LSU Baseball will be shown twice surrounding that LSU-Georgia football game with LSU meeting Florida at 3:30 p.m. in the championship game of the 2014 SEC Tournament from Hoover, Ala., and then one of the more dramatic games from this past season when LSU met No. 2 Texas A&M in the first game of a series at Alex Box Stadium in April. That game will conclude the takeover beginning at 8:30 p.m.
The 24-hours of LSU coverage begin at 11 p.m. Saturday, July 4, when the LSU gymnastics team meets Florida before over 12,000 at the Maravich Center in a battle of top 3 teams. At 3:30 a.m. it will be LSU volleyball’s dramatic win on the road at Texas A&M from this past November.
Women’s Basketball will be on twice, once at 5 a.m. for a February 20113 battle with No. 9 Georgia and then at 11 a.m. for a matchup against No. 10 Kentucky from this past season.
Before winning the program’s first national championship in 60 years, the LSU Men’s Golf team took home the SEC Championship at Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course in South Carolina. The conference victory was the Tigers first in 28 years.
The LSU softball program will also showcase a game from this past season when they were able to go to Gainesville and knock off No. 1 Florida in one of the wildest contests of the season. This game will be broadcast beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
LSU’s SEC Network Takeover Schedule
|11 p.m.||Watch It||Gymnastics||#2 Florida||2/20/2015||Recap||W, 197.950-197.425|
|1 a.m.||Watch It||Football||#9 Virginia Tech||9/8/2007||Recap||W, 48-7|
|3:30 a.m.||Watch It||Volleyball||Texas A&M||11/6/2014||Recap||W, 3-2|
|5 a.m.||Watch It||Women’s Basketball||#9 Georgia||2/10/2013||Recap||W, 62-54|
|6:30 a.m.||Watch It||Men’s Basketball||#1 Arizona||12/21/2002||Recap||W, 66-65|
|8 a.m.||Watch It||Football||#9 Florida||10/6/2007||Recap||W, 28-24|
|10:30 a.m.||Watch It||Men’s Golf||2015 SEC Championship||4/19/2015||Recap||1st (827, -13)|
|11 a.m.||Watch It||Women’s Basketball||#10 Kentucky||1/18/2015||Recap||W, 84-79|
|12:30 p.m.||Watch It||Softball||#1 Florida (Game 2)||3/14/2015||Recap||W, 14-10|
|2 p.m.||Watch It||Men’s Basketball||#11 Kentucky||1/28/2014||Recap||W, 87-82|
|3:30 p.m.||Watch It||Baseball||#7 Florida (SECT CG)||5/25/2014||Recap||W, 2-0|
|6 p.m.||Watch It||Football||#12 Georgia (SECCG)||12/3/2011||Recap||W, 42-10|
|8:30 p.m.||Watch It||Baseball||#2 Texas A&M||4/23/2015||Recap||W, 4-3|
About The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which launched August 14, 2014. The network and its accompanying digital platform carry SEC content 24/7 and featured more than 1,000 live events the first year. The network televised over 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original contest such as SEC Storied, spring football games and more. AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV Dish, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Wilkes Telephone and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC carried the television network nationwide. Hundreds of addition live events from various sports are offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.
LSU’S 2016 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
The Tiger’s 2016 class with 17 commitments is now ranked 1st in the Nation by BOTH 247 Sports and Rivals!
The Tigers received it’s 17th commitment for the 2016 class on June 17, 2015 from Eric Monroe of North Shore, Houston, TX
LSU’s 2016 Class commitments as of June 17, 2015 (17 total):
- Saivion Smith (5 STAR) – CB, 6’1”, 175, Bradenton, FL
- Edwin Alexander (5 STAR) – DT, 6;2”, 310, St. Thomas Aquinas, NO
- Erick Fowler (4 STAR) – LB, 6’1”, 232, Manor, TX
- Eric Monroe (4 STAR) – S, 6’0”, 180, North Shore, Houston, TX
- Andre Anthony (4 STAR) – DE, 6’3”, 225, Edna Karr, NO
- Clifford Chattman (4 STAR) – LB, 6’5”, 190, McDonough, NO
- Jamal Pettigrew (4 STAR) – TE, 6’5″, 225, St Augustine, NO
- Cam Lewis (4 STAR) – S, 6’2”, 190, Wossman, LA
- 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
- Andraez Williams (4 STAR) – CB, 6’2”, 166, Calvary Baptist, LA
- Glen Logan (4 STAR) – DT, 6’4”, 300, Destrehan, LA
- Rahssan Thorton (3 STAR) – LB, 6’3”, 215, Killeen, TX
- Donavaughn Campbell (3 STAR) – OL, 6’6″, 340, Ponchatoula, LA
- Caleb Roddy (3 STAR) – DE, 6’5”, 241, Denham Springs, LA
- Jakary Savage (3 STAR) – OL, 6’6”, 300, Bay Minette, AL
HERE ARE THE TOP 10 SCHOOLS IN RANKING:
NOTES: The ‘Total‘ column indicates the number of commitments. The 5, 4, 3 columns represent 5 Star, 4 Star and 3 Star ratings for commits.
* NEW CHANGES TO ETHANOL FREE GAS LIST *
We removed ONE ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
United Food Store, 3500 Airline Hwy, Metairie, LA – store closed and for sale.
Thanks for Mr. Williams for letting me know.
We added THREE new ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
Steven Dupuis Oil Bulk Plant, 114 Cason Road, Broussard, Lafayette Parish, 337-445-3188 – Thanks to Mr. Dupuis for letting me know!
Lee’s Hardware, 3525 N. University Ave, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, 337-896-4186 – Thanks for Mr. Guilbeau for letting me know.
James Truck Center, 221 Taylor Road, DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, 337-462-8884 – Thanks to the Store owner for letting me know.
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!