Northwest Alabama Home of New E85 Station

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has joined forces with Edwards Oil to offer E85 at a Quik Mart Convenience Store in Florence, Ala.

Jonathan Edwards, President of Edwards Oil said, “We appreciate Growth Energy’s assistance in helping us to fund this infrastructure. Alabama has not seen much investment or sales demand for E85, we are hoping to have a role in changing that.” Edwards Oil Company owns and operates 41 Quik Mart Convenience Stores, 14 of which are located in Northwest Alabama.

“We congratulate and commend Quik Mart Convenience Stores and the people of the Shoals for making the second station possible. E85 has increased dramatically across the state,” said Mark Bentley, Executive Director of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition. “In 2006, there were no public stations pumping E85 in the state. Last year, considering both public and private stations, E85 displaced over 700,000 gallons of traditional gasoline in the state of Alabama. There are now 13 public stations making E85 available to the general public.”

Edwards Oil has become part of Growth Energy’s 2010 E85 and Blender Pump Program where funds have been allocated to assist with mid and high level blends of ethanol infrastructure.

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