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Two PA Companies Partner to Fuel Economy
(Gant News) Pennsylvania Grain Processing Corn Merchandiser, Brian Kelly, was a little doubtful four years ago when he first approached Sheetz Inc. about selling new blends of ethanol at its fuel station near Interstate 80 in Clearfield.
“Truthfully, I didn’t think we would get too much of a response. I thought they would have to install new tanks and change things around,” Kelly said.
What Kelly didn’t know was that many of the newer Sheetz stations were engineered to be easily converted with the addition of a new pump, and the forward-thinking company was willing to move ahead with higher ethanol blends.
The two Pennsylvania-based companies have worked together to better serve their customers in the Keystone State.
Today, Sheetz is PGP’s largest customer and helps provide a stable demand for local farmers to provide a steady fleet of corn to the grain processing plant.
And, Sheetz tankers are rolling through the Clearfield plant daily, loading ethanol to be blended with gasoline for distribution throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.
“Sheetz is recognized as a proactive leader to increase the U.S. consumer’s access to higher blends of ethanol fuels. We are proud to be a part of the success,” said Joe Sheetz, president and chief executive officer of Sheetz Inc.
“As we install additional locations that pump these fuel blends, our consumers will benefit from lower fuel prices and reduced carbon emissions.” READ MORE