The ethanol industry received approval from the EPA to sell and use E-15 ethanol blends in light duty vehicles made since 2001 on June 8th and now a Kansas station has become the second in the U.S. to sell E-15. Zarco 66 Owner Scott Zaremba says he is excited to add a high octane renewable fuel choice for customers and continue to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen says American consumers are looking for a choice when they go to fuel their vehicles and ethanol helps consumers during these difficult economic times by lowering prices at the pump. According to a study by professors at the University of Wisconsin and Iowa State University – ethanol reduced wholesale gas prices by one-dollar and nine-cents per gallon on a national average in 2011. In the Midwest – that savings was one-dollar and 69-cents per gallon. RFA continues to work with the petroleum industry, gas retailers, automakers and consumers to ensure E-15 is used properly.
Source: NAFB News Service