We are not accepting donations from people or companies in Florida due to unfair reporting requirements and fees not imposed by any other state.

Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.
-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

Read the full story »
Business News/Analysis

Federal Legislation

Political news and views from Capitol Hill.

More Coming Events

Conferences and Events List in Addition to Coming Events Carousel (above)

Original Writing, Opinions Advanced Biofuels USA

Sustainability

Home » Business News/Analysis, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Marketing/Markets and Sales, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas, Washington

Minnesota Boasts Some Pretty Awesome E85 Prices

Submitted by on January 13, 2015 – 5:48 pmNo Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A few weeks ago, a reader question sparked an interesting search for answers. That one comment has led to several stories and blogs at our website.

In mid-December, a reader asked me why, as opposed to some of the high E85 prices I wrote about in Illinois, in Minnesota, there are some gas stations with great E85 prices. In fact, compared to just over the border in Wisconsin, the prices are downright amazing.

I went to e85prices.com for some additional comparison numbers of E85 prices in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

In fact, according to the website, Minnesota has the most favorable E85 average price spread, with flex-fuel vehicle drivers winning at the gas pump. Other states of note are Texas, with a 24.3 percent average price spread, California, with a 20.7 percent average price spread, Kentucky, with a 17.8 percent average price spread, Illinois, with a 15.9 percent average price spread, and North Dakota, with a 15 percent average price spread. Note more than half the states don’t report E85 prices to this website.

The state with the worst reported E85 prices is Washington. Of the only three gas stations with reported E85 prices, all three are higher than the E10 price by 32 to 47 percent. The most expensive E85 is $3.51, compared to $2.54 for E10 at that station.

So, after all that, what’s the answer to the original question: how can gas stations in Minnesota offer such attractive E85 prices compared to other gas stations? The short answer is, ethanol plants selling E85 direct to gas station retailers, which creates competition, drives down prices and spurs other retailers to buy E85 direct from the source.  READ MORE and MORE 

Related Post

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.