Retailers Expanding E15 Purchase Points

Midwest convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores and Growth Energy Monday announced the retailer will expand E15 offerings to more than 60 new sites this summer. E15, known by consumers as Unleaded 88, is a fuel with 15 percent ethanol and is approved for all cars 2001 and newer. The two say the move follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule to allow for year-round sales of E15 announced Friday in Iowa. A Casey’s spokesperson says, “we are expanding E15 at a faster pace to stay ahead of our competition,” due to the rule change. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor welcomed the move from Casey’s, adding that conversations with other retailers show “they will soon be joined by others who’ve been waiting for this day.” Founded in 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa, Casey’s General Stores has grown to include more than 2,100 convenience stores in 16 states in the Midwest and the South. E15 is currently sold at more than 1,800 stations in 31 states across the nation.

 

 

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters.