LEXINGTON, NE—The first location in Nebraska to offer E15 at the fuel pump is giving drivers a high-octane price break during its grand opening. E15, a blend of 15% ethanol and 85% ordinary gasoline, will be available for just $2.15 per gallon. E85 fuel will also be discounted to just $1.85 per gallon during the two-hour promotion.
The ethanol discount promotion will be held Wednesday, November 14 for two hours only from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Uncle Neal’s Country Convenience Store at 2705 S. Plum Creek Parkway in Lexington, at the entrance to Wal-Mart.
Uncle Neal’s was a recipient of a $40,000 grant from the Nebraska Corn Board to establish four flex fuel pumps. The Lexington pumps dispense ordinary unleaded, E10, E15 and E85. This is the first location in Nebraska to offer E15, a fuel blend recently approved for use in all 2001 or newer gasoline-powered passenger vehicles, including cars, pickups, vans and SUVs.
E85, with 85% ethanol and 15% ordinary gasoline, can only be used in Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs). One out of ten Nebraskans drives an FFV. To determine if you’re driving a Flex Fuel Vehicle, check your owner’s manual.
Most FFVs also have a badge or insignia on the rear of the vehicle denoting that it is a Flex Fuel Vehicle. A Flex Fuel Vehicle can operate on any blend of ethanol and gasoline up to and including 85% ethanol. In other words, FFV drivers can also choose to fill up with E15.
“Higher blends of ethanol such as E15 and E85 give consumers even more choice at the pump and help improve America’s economy and energy security,” said Kim Clark, director of biofuels development for the Nebraska Corn Board. “As more flex fuel pumps that offer E15 become available across Nebraska and the nation, we expect to see a considerable increase in ethanol consumption—and that bodes well for Nebraska’s ethanol industry, America’s corn farmers and our nation as a whole.”
The promotion in Lexington is sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Ethanol Board, Dawson County Corn Growers Association, Renewable Fuels Association and others.