WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Protec Fuel will begin to offer E15 in Florida at retail stations in Ft. Myers and Sarasota. E15 (15 percent ethanol) is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in vehicles 2001 and newer. In addition to E15, consumers will also be able to purchase E85 (85 percent ethanol) at these stations for use in flex-fuel vehicles. The retail stations are operated by Mid-State Energy.
“Floridians in the Sunshine State certainly have something to smile about today as they now have another choice at the pump,” stated Robert White, vice president of industry relations at the Renewable Fuels Association. “It is exciting to see E15 continue its expansion to the East Coast and it is my hope that additional states in the South and East that don’t currently offer E15 will follow Florida’s example and begin offering low-cost E15 to their consumers.”
“Protec Fuel is proud to be at the forefront of E15 expansion and is excited to bring E15 to Florida,” said Todd Garner, managing partner and CEO of Protec Fuel. “Drivers deserve options. They deserve access to low-cost fuel. E15 will certainly be a welcome option down here in Florida.”
E15 will be available starting on Dec. 3 at:
Ft. Myers – Marathon
4030 Boatways Road
Fort Myers, Florida 33905
Sarasota – Citgo
4235 Clark Road
Sarasota, Florida 34233
The Renewable Fuels Association worked with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for more than two years to overcome regulatory barriers that hindered the sale of E15 in Florida.