Burlington Hy-Vee on Agency to Offer E15 Fuel, 15 Cents Off Per Gallon to Celebrate

Contact: Cassidy Walter

Cost-Effective and Eco-Friendly Gas Now Available 

JOHNSTON, IOWA – Hy-Vee, Inc. now offers E15 at five locations across its eight-state region. The Hy-Vee convenience store located at 3120 Agency Street in Burlington, Iowa, is the latest store to offer the eco-friendly fuel option.

With the addition of E15, Hy-Vee expands its eco-friendly gas options, which already includes E85 at 15 different fueling locations. To celebrate the launch, the convenience store on Agency will offer 15 cents off per gallon from 6 a.m. to midnight on Friday, Dec. 15.

E15 is a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent petroleum. E15 is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in all 2001 and newer cars, trucks, and SUVs.

The EPA says the environmentally-friendly fuel burns cleaner than gasoline and has shown to boost engine performance, increase horsepower, and run cleaner through engine valves by removing deposits created by lower-quality gasoline. Since ethanol is a high-octane fuel, E15 carries an octane rating of 88 and the cost-benefit analysis favors E15 with numerous studies showing that ethanol saves consumers at the pump.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is partnering with Hy-Vee to draw attention to the availability of E15 at its Burlington location.

“The IRFA salutes Hy-Vee for expanding their fuel options to offer customers E15, which is a healthier fuel choice because it reduces cancer-causing toxic chemicals in gasoline,” said Lucy Norton, IRFA managing director. “E15 is the lowest cost fuel available for 2001 and newer vehicles and provides improved engine performance. Hy-Vee customers can now take advantage of all these benefits.”

E15 fuel is included in the Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks® card program which can be used at more than 1,200 fuel stations throughout the Midwest.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4 billion gallons annually – including nearly 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce over 380 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org.