As Iowa Gas Prices Rise, FFV Owners Benefit From Ethanol Savings
May 17, 2013
Press Contact: Monte Shaw
Homegrown, Low-Cost E85 Is Helping Iowans Combat High Gas Prices
JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced that while Iowa gas prices have recently risen sharply, ethanol is continuing to help consumers save money. While E15 is typically being sold at a 15 cent discount to unblended fuel, flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) owners have seen E85 priced as much as $1.23 per gallon lower than regular, unblended gasoline (see attached photos).
“Iowa gas prices have been on the rise, but ethanol blends—especially E85—are helping Iowans save some of their hard earned money,” stated IRFA Communications Director T.J. Page. “E85 is a renewable, clean burning fuel produced right here in Iowa. Using E85 is not only saving consumers more than a dollar per gallon, it is boosting the Iowa economy, supporting local jobs, and creating a healthier environment.”
To determine if your vehicle is approved to use E85, a fuel blend containing 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, consult your owner’s manual, or for a list of FFVs, pleasevisit http://ethanolrfa.3cdn.net/89258bdc8d0d998df2_8zm6y14xr.pdf.
To find an E85 station near you, please visit http://iowarfa.org/ethanol_e85refueling.php, or download the FlexFinder mobile app for Android and Apple devices. For more information and to download the mobile app, please visit: http://www.ethanolretailer.com/flex-fuel-station-finder/.
Iowa is the leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 41 ethanol refineries capable of producing over 3.7 billion gallons annually, with one wet mill and two cellulosic ethanol facilities currently under construction. In addition, Iowa has 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce nearly 315 million gallons annually.
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association was formed in 2002 to represent the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry. The trade group fosters the development and growth of the renewable fuels industry in Iowa through education, promotion, legislation and infrastructure development.