Murphy USA to Celebrate New E15, E85 Product Offerings in Iowa

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Murphy USA Schedules Grand Openings to Introduce Low-Cost Renewable Fueling Options in Iowa

JOHNSTON, IOWA –The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced Iowa motorists will have greater access to cleaner-burning, lower-cost ethanol blends like registered E15 for 2001 and newer passenger vehicles and E85 for flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) at several Murphy USA locations starting September 16.

In celebration of its new, homegrown product offerings at seven locations throughout Iowa, Murphy USA is partnering with IRFA and the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) to hold grand opening events over the next few weeks, providing consumers with special fuel discounts, door prizes, and free food with their fuel purchase.

“Iowa motorists will now be able to benefit from increased access to cleaner-burning, lower-cost ethanol blends like registered E15 and E85 at many Murphy USA fueling sites across the state,” stated IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “To launch its renewed commitment to homegrown, economical fueling options in Iowa, Murphy USA is also stepping up to offer even greater savings on E15 for 2001 and newer vehicle owners and E85 for flex-fuel vehicle owners during its scheduled grand opening celebrations. Be sure to stop by a Murphy USA location near you to save some of your hard earned money while also improving air quality and supporting Iowa jobs.

“E15 is the lowest priced fuel available for most Iowans, and E85 is the lowest priced fuel for flex-fuel vehicle owners,” Norton added. “Now motorists in seven large Iowa cities will have ready access to fuels that not only burn cleaner, but are also the least expensive fuels on the market for the vast majority of drivers.”

 At the Murphy USA locations listed, customers will be able to take advantage of E15 for $2.15 per gallon, E85 for $1.85 per gallon, free food with a fuel purchase, and have the opportunity to win an assortment of door prizes during the times provided below. The Murphy USA locations in Clinton, Davenport, Fort Dodge, Mason City and Sioux City will also offer biodiesel.

Event Date Murphy USA Location Event Time
September 16, 2014


1502 N. Jefferson St.

Indianola, Iowa


11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
September 17, 2014 4059 4th St., SW

Mason City, Iowa


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
September 18, 2014 3010 1st Ave., South

Fort Dodge, Iowa


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
September 19, 2014 3420 Singing Hills Blvd.

Sioux City, Iowa


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
September 25, 2014 200 Iowa Speedway Dr.

Newton, Iowa


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
September 26, 2014 2346 Virginia Ave.

Clinton, Iowa


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
September 30, 2014 5805 Elmore Ave.

Davenport, Iowa

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

E15, a blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, is EPA-approved to be used by all 2001 and newer passenger vehicles and all flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). Those vehicles account for 85 percent of fuel use in the United States. In order to offer E15 as a registered fuel, a retailer must register with the EPA. IRFA works with retailers to ensure they comply with all federal and state E15 regulations.

E85 is a fuel blend containing between 70 and 85 percent ethanol. E85 is currently sold at more than 200 fueling sites in Iowa, and can be used in all flex-fuel vehicles (FFV). To determine if your vehicle can use E85, please check your owner’s manual, the vehicle’s fuel cap, or click here for a list of FFVs.

Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing more than 3.8 billion gallons annually, including 22 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity and one cellulosic ethanol facility 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.