The Renewable Fuels Association welcomed news from popular fuel retailer Sheetz that it is slashing prices on the lower-carbon E15 fuel blend through the end of August. This move provides cost savings for drivers facing high pump prices and helps educate consumers about the many benefits of these lower-carbon fuel blends. Sheetz is offering E15 at $2.99 at all the stations that sell the fuel, which cover multiple states. The national average price for regular gasoline today is $3.84 per gallon, according to AAA.
“Summer may be ending, but American families are still on the road, and we thank Sheetz for this innovative effort to promote ethanol’s great cost-saving benefits,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “Ethanol has been selling for about a dollar per gallon less than gasoline this summer, at wholesale terminals where fuel is blended. We applaud Sheetz for passing along the benefits of E15’s lower cost to consumers—and thereby supporting renewable fuels and the rural economy.”
Lower-carbon E15 is sold in 30 states and is approved for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for cars and other light-duty vehicles manufactured after model year 2000, along with all flex fuel vehicles (FFVs), which collectively represent more than 96 percent of the vehicles on the road today. Click here for information on pricing and the many locations that sell the fuel.