None of the major gas stations have ethanol pumps in the Chicago or NW Indiana area. Only small independents e.g. Meijer I already have 18,000 miles on my Jeep and have been able to fill it up with E-85 5 times so far.
I am certain that if other stations had it that I would have consumed more ethanol and helped the industry by increasing demand. Now if that happened maybe the high surcharge on imported ethanol from Brazil and other countries will be dropped as demand increased and the price of E-85 will drop also creating real competition to oil. Now this could cause a price drop in oil.
(IMHO) CONGRESS SHOULD FORCE THE MAJORS TO SELL E-85.