The number of fuel stations in the US offering Flex-Fuel E85 has reached a new milestone.
E85 (or flex fuel) is a term that refers to high-level ethanol-gasoline blends containing 51% to 83% ethanol, depending on geography and season.
A Casey’s General Store in Ankeny, Iowa, became the 5,000th station nationwide to sell E85.
While offering lower emissions than traditional fuel, the E85 blend also offers a price advantage to consumers.
Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper said: “Reaching the 5,000-station mark is a significant achievement for the ethanol industry and our partner in the retail sector.
“The continued expansion of E85 and other flex fuels is great news for drivers looking for savings at the pump and a way to help the environment.
“E85 has been available to the public for decades but has really caught on in recent years. We’re especially happy to see that this notable landmark was reached by our friends at Casey’s, a company that has long been dedicated to making ethanol-blended fuels available to their customers.”
“We are proud to be a part of this historic milestone as we continue bringing consumer-driven products like Unleaded 88 and E85 to the communities we serve. We are grateful for key industry partners like the Renewable Fuels Association that work hard to ensure the success of renewable fuels,” added Jake Comer, fuel pricing manager for Casey’s General Stores.
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