So say some Americans turning from gasoline to E85, “a fuel cocktail that consists mostly of grain alcohol, or corn-based ethanol, with a splash of gasoline.” The New York Times provides a quick walk through the advantages and disadvantages of E85 which first and foremost these days is the cost. But today’s Mideast headlines also have some consumers talking about how they would rather their dollars go to American farmers than OPEC coffers. Infrastructure remains something of an issue — according to the Times, only 500 or so of the country’s approximately 180,000 gas stations carry E85.

And just a factlette that never ceases to surprise — we import more oil from Canada than any other country.