E85 on a Roll in Missouri and Colorado

Cindy Zimmerman

Fulton E85 SignA BreakTime gas station in Fulton, Missouri sold E85 for 85 cents below unleaded during a grand opening event on Friday. Officials say E85 will sell for 20% below regular unleaded as a normal pricing.

Representatives from the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC), the Missouri Corn Growers Association and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources attended the grand opening event.

BreakTime is owned by MFA Oil Company, which now has over 50 outlets in the state of Missouri selling E85.

Meanwhile, NEVC reports that sales of E85 fuel in Longmont, Colorado have steadily increased at both gas stations in the city which are selling the alternative fuel.

“We’ve had a very good public response to E85 in Longmont,” said Renee Shellhorse, marketing manager for Greenwood Village-based Pester Marketing, which owns fifty-three 1st Stop stations in Colorado and Kansas. “Even the people who can’t use E85 because they don’t have a flex-fuel vehicle will come in and talk to store personnel (about it).

“It’s probably one of our higher-volume E85 locations,” Shellhorse said.

Ten of the company’s 53 stations offer E85 and the company plans to open three more this year.

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