E15 now offered at five Kan. stations
As predicted, the Sept. 15 expiration of EPA’s summer volatility restriction has resulted in an increase in E15 offerings. This week five stations in Kansas begin offer E15, bringing the total in the state to seven. Most notable are the locations in Olathe, the first in a major metropolitan area. More states are expected to rollout E15 in the very near future.
Kansas Locations Offering E15 as of This Week:
- 397 S. Parker St. (Intersection of K-7 & Santa Fe), Olathe, KS
- 15310 S. Highway 169 (Intersection of I-35 & HWY 169), Olathe, KS
- 1005 N. Pearl, Paola, KS
- 1415 W. 6th St., Lawrence, KS
- 900 S. Iowa, Lawrence, KS
"When the last hurdle fell, the rollout of E15 picked up steam. Momentum is growing. We are hearing from retailers in Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska and other states eager to start offering consumers a new greener, more domestic choice at the pump,” said Robert White, director of market development for the Renewable Fuels Association.
Further evidence of E15’s momentum is another station, Linn Co-op Oil Company, opened in Marion, Iowa, earlier this week.
Retailers that are interested in offering E15 should take these few steps in preparation of offering E15:
- Review retail fueling equipment and fuel supply for E15 suitability.
- Submit a request to the EPA to adopt RFA's model Misfueling Mitigation Plan.
- Join a fuel survey program like the RFA supported RFGSA E15 fuel survey program.
- Use the EPA's E15 dispenser label.
- Notify state regulatory officials and branding company, when necessary, of the interest in the new fuel.
These steps are outlined in detail in the Renewable Fuels Association's E15 Retailer Handbook, which is a step-by-step guide, and available electronically at www.EthanolRFA.org/E15RetailerHandbook. Retailers can also request a hard copy of the E15 Retailer Handbook by contacting Missy Ruff at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 402-391-1930.