First E85 Station Opens in Phoenix

Cindy Zimmerman

Western States PeteroleumWestern States Petroleum, Arizona’s leader in biodiesel delivery, has become the first Phoenix retailer to offer E85 ethanol, according to a release from the Pima Association of Governments (PAG).

The news comes just in time for the Super Bowl, which means all those flex-fuel vehicles arriving in the state have a place to fuel with E85. “It’s a win win for everyone,” said Bob Kec, owner of Western States Petroleum.

“We were the first to offer BQ9000 certified quality biodiesel, and now to be the first to offer E85 makes us proud,” Kec said about the opening of Phoenix’s first E85 retail station.

Pima AssociationColleen Crowninshield, manager of the Pima Association of Governments’ Clean Cities Program, said, “It has been a long time coming. I receive phone calls and e-mails every day with people asking when Phoenix will have a retail station. Now I can actually have a positive response and tell them that they can find fuel for their flex-fuel vehicles in the market.”

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