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For more than a hundred years, Gulf Gasoline has been fueling the dreams of America's motorists.

Today's car engines are built to use fuel efficiently, demanding more from the fuel that is put into them. Gulf has an outstanding reputation for quality products and our gasoline surpasses the toughest standards in the industry. Since our establishment in 1901, we've been a leader in service and quality. The Gulf name is synonymous with reliability and today's consumer recognizes the quality promise implicit in the Gulf brand.

Gulf gasoline keeps critical engine parts clean and running at peak performance. Because cleaner engines produce fewer harmful emissions, you are helping to protect the environment by going Gulf! Gulf gasoline meets your driving styles, engine requirements and budgets.

What is Ethanol?

Ethanol is an alcohol made by fermenting corn or another similar biomass material.  Ethanol can be used as a transportation fuel as a blend of 10 percent ethanol with 90 percent unleaded gasoline called "E-10 Unleaded".

When mixed with unleaded gasoline, ethanol increases octane levels, decreases exhaust emissions, and extends the supply of gasoline.  Ethanol in its liquid form, called ethyl alcohol, can be used as a fuel when blended with gasoline or in its original state.  It can also be used as a raw material in various industrial processes. Ethanol is made by fermenting almost any material that contains starch or sugar. Grains such as corn and sorghum are good sources; but potatoes, sugar cane, Jerusalem artichokes, and other farm plants and plant wastes are also suitable. About 2 billion gallons of ethanol are produced annually in the United States. Each bushel of corn processed yields 2.5 to 2.7 gallons of ethanol along with several valuable co-products.

The first ethanol-blended gasoline in the 1970’s was 10 percent ethanol by volume (E-10). Today, ethanol is widely used and available in most areas of the United States. Ethanol is contained in over 50% of all gasoline sold in the United States. Since 1978, American consumers have driven more than two trillion miles (80,000 trips around the world) on ethanol-blended gasoline.

  • Using Ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Ethanol-fueled vehicles produce lower carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide emissions. 
  • The ethanol in E-10 Unleaded can be made from a variety of renewable sources, such as corn, sorghum, molasses, sugar cane, waste paper, wood waste and yard waste. 
  • Ethanol is a positive contributor to the US economy as its production supports local farmers and creates domestic jobs. 
  • Domestic ethanol production reduces the US dependence on foreign oil as it increases the nation’s energy dependence.
  • Ethanol production improves energy security through the reduced need for fossil fuel imports and has a downward price effect on oil by lowering demand.
  • Ethanol adds two to three points of octane to ordinary gasoline, improving engine performance.
  • Ethanol helps prevent the build-up of power-robbing deposits in fuel injection systems, which leads to cleaner fuel injectors.

Safety Data Sheets

Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending
Diesel #2, Off Road
Diesel #2, On Road
Gasoline with 10% Ethanol
Gasoline with Ethanol
Heating Oil #2
Jet Fuel AKA Kerosene (Fuel)
Kerosene (Fuel)
Low Sulfur #1 Diesel
Reformulated Gasoline
Super Unleaded Gasoline
Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel
Unbranded Conventional Gasoline
Unleaded Gasoline
Unleaded Plus Gasoline

Steve McQueen starred in and directed the movie LeMans in 1971 in which he played a Gulf race car driver. Since then the Gulf racing colors have become the most popular worldwide.

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