Fast Stop in Elkader Becomes Iowa’s 12th Registered E15 Station
December 6, 2013
Press Contact: Monte Shaw
Iowa Retailers Continue to See Value in Low-Cost, Homegrown E15
JOHNSTON, IOWA –Fast Stop in Elkader today announced it has begun selling E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles, making it the 12th registered E15 station in Iowa. In addition to E15, Fast Stop also offers E20, E30 and E85 to flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) owners.
“Offering E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles allows us to provide a cleaner, less expensive fuel to our customers,” stated Vice President of Operations for Three Rivers FS Coop Paul Roberg. “E15 not only saves my customers money, but it also supports our local economy and the nation’s energy security, so it’s truly a win-win scenario.”
“While Big Oil may think there’s a so-called blend wall, stations in Iowa continue to see value in E15 and offer it every day with zero complaints,” stated IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “The EPA should take notice: E15 is being used all over Iowa, tearing down the make-believe blend wall and saving consumers some of their hard earned money.”
Fast Stop is located in Northeast Iowa at 24544 Highway 13 in Elkader. E15, a blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, can be used by all 2001 and newer passenger vehicles, which account for about 85 percent of fuel use in the United States. In order to offer E15, a retailer must register with the EPA. IRFA assists retailers in the registration process to ensure they comply with all applicable federal and state E15 regulations.
Iowa is the leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing over 3.8 billion gallons annually, with three 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.