Fort Dodge Residents Now Benefit from Low-Cost, High-Octane E15
December 16, 2013
Press Contact: Monte Shaw
STAR Energy in Fort Dodge Now Offering E15 for 2001 and Newer Vehicles
JOHNSTON, IOWA –STAR Energy in Fort Dodge today announced it is selling E15 for 2001 and newer vehicles, making it the 14th registered E15 station in Iowa. STAR Energy’s Fort Dodge location also offers E20, E30, E85, and biodiesel.
“Fort Dodge-area residents are now able to benefit from E15, the lowest-cost fuel for most vehicles on the road today,” stated STAR Energy Manager of Retail Fuels Marketing and Business Development Jason Stauffer. “For motorists driving a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 gives them another affordable renewable fuel option with the added benefit of higher octane.”
“The addition of STAR Energy in Fort Dodge grows Iowa’s list of registered E15 retailers to 14,” stated IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “While Big Oil claims a reduction in federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) levels is needed due to the imaginary blend wall, retailers in Iowa continue to successfully crumble this fictitious barrier.”
STAR Energy is located at 2 North 27th Street in Fort Dodge, Iowa. 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.
For a complete list of Iowa’s registered E15 stations, please click here.
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.