Re: What now? No 100% gasoline left in my town
AFAIK, methanol has never been used in any gasoline/gasohol product. It's pretty nasty stuff and eats rubber.
Ethanol has been used in the past as an oxygenator in gasoline, since around 1980, as you say. Here in the Seattle area, it was added (not sure percentage-wise, 3-5% IIRC) during the winter months to help prevent ozone buildups. Our E21 320i and E12 530i ran fine on it, although with about a 5% hit to mileage.