New E15 Stations Give Dakota Drivers More Choice

John Davis

RFA-logo-13Six new E15 stations will give North Dakota drivers more choices at the pump. The Renewable Fuels Association welcomed the move at the six Petro Serve USA locations in Bismarck, Mandan, West Fargo, and Fargo, as North Dakota becomes the ninth state to offer E15 to consumers with vehicles 2001 and newer.

“We are committed to offering our customers choice at the pump,” says Kent Satrang, CEO of Petro Serve USA. “Ethanol blends are the perfect partnership between North Dakota’s corn fields and oil fields. E15 provides a very cost-effective option for our consumers.”

E15 is EPA tested and approved for all vehicles 2001 and newer. It has been offered for over 14 months and has been driven over 40 million miles. E15 is shown to save drivers an average of 10-15 cents per gallon compared to gasoline without ethanol. With the addition of the six North Dakota Petro Serve USA locations, E15 is now available in more than 40 stations in nine states.

“North Dakota drivers now have additional, cost-saving options at the pump,” said Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association’s director of market development. “A recent Fuels America poll showed that 82% of Americans want E15 to be available at the gas station. It is tremendous to see stations in state after state begin to offer E15 and I hope this trend will continue in North Dakota as other stations see the success of the six Petro Serve USA stations. The spread of E15 is only beginning and I am proud that North Dakota is helping lead the way in E15 implementation.”

E15 is a natural fit for the state, as the North Dakota Ethanol Council points out ethanol plants in the state contribute approximately $640 million/year to the economy, and they directly create nearly 200 in-state jobs and indirectly support 10,000 more. Plus, ethanol is made from local grain and creates a high protein feedstock, dried distiller grains (DDGS) for local farms.

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