WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) congratulates Missouri for becoming the latest state to offer E15. The fuel blend is now being sold at two Kum & Go locations in the state, with a total of eight stations expected by the end of the month.
The station locations, both in Springfield, are:
- 5384 S. Campbell Ave. (open since March 2)
- 1505 N. National Ave. (open since March 4)
The offering of the fuel blend comes after RFA and the Missouri Corn Growers Association were successful in changing Missouri's law that previously capped ethanol blends to 10 percent. Missouri currently allows up to 15 percent ethanol.
There are now more than 22 states selling the higher ethanol fuel blend. In 2012, EPA gave final approval to E15 blends on 2001 and later model year vehicles.
"We applaud Missouri for becoming the latest state to sell E15," said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. "We look forward to the fuel blend being sold across this country. All we need is EPA to reverse its current RVP regulations that creates an uneven playing field for higher ethanol blends."
"The addition of E15 in the marketplace enables Missouri drivers to access higher levels of renewable fuels," said Missouri Corn Growers Association President Morris Heitman of Mound City. "An increase in the use of clean, Missouri-made fuel has positive implications for our economy, our energy security and our environment. We thank Kum & Go for their initiative and look forward to expanding access of this high octane alternative."
EPA's current regulations grant a volatility waiver to E10, but not to any other ethanol blends.