Mike you have the wrong lobby. It is the corn ethanol lobby, not oil. The lobby has e10 and e85, they don't want methanol which is less expensive to compete. Methanol is more corrosive, which means flex fuel vehicles need to be made differently, but not much more expensive. They did a trial in california when natural gas, and therefore methanol was more expensive. Methanol has been used as race fuel. It would work well in a high expansion engine like in the prius as well as turbo charged engines. It would require blending to be as convient and reduce its corrosive nature. A M20 or M25 blend would greatly reduce ethanol use though.