Motoring Q&A: Is Nitrogen Safe in Gasoline?

Q: The other day I stopped at a Shell station and found their higher-octane gas contained nitrogen. I believe that information posted about the gas said nitrogen was an additive. All of the concerns about ethanol levels and what is safe for which cars caused me to wonder about nitrogen. When I was a kid my friends would add nitrous oxide to their hot rods to get extreme performance out of the engines. Blown engines weren’t uncommon....

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