“For the first time in six years that I’ve been handling the fuels, I can put an octane sticker on the pump and leave it on there and take flex fuel decals off,” said Charlie Good, owner of Good & Quick store in Nevada, Iowa. “So I believe it’s going to increase sales.”
Good is hopeful the rule will encourage more retailers to buck the system as he did and start selling higher ethanol blends. The American Coalition for Ethanol has a website (FlexFuelForward.com) for interested retailers that includes information from early adopters like Good.
Good has taken many trips to Washington D.C. over the past six years to tell his story to lawmakers, including President Trump himself. “Six years ago as a little piddly independent in Iowa I would have never thought that I would have been sitting in the White House and been able to help get this done,” he said.
Listen to my interview with Charlie here:
Interview with Iowa fuel retailer Charlie Good