Casey's E15 Push Eyes 500 Locations
ANKENY, Iowa — Casey's General Store is looking to expand its E15 fuel offering to more than 500 convenience stores over the next few years.
The Ankeny-based retailer is partnering with Prime the Pump, a Growth Energy partner and nonprofit organization dedicated to helping give more Americans the choice of E15 at the pump.
E15 is a fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol and works well for any car 2001 and newer. Today, American drivers have surpassed 5 billion miles on it.
"We are thrilled Prime the Pump is entering into a partnership with Casey's and taking it to record-breaking heights to give more American drivers a cleaner burning, engine-smart option at the pump," said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. "Casey's has seen the value E15 brings to their business and to their customers, and will soon be the nation's largest E15 retailer. This announcement underscores the critical need for lawmakers to approve year-round use of E15."
In March 2017, Casey's said it would be offering E15 fuel at 17 select locations across the Midwest in states including Illinois, Iowa and Kansas.
"Since first rolling out E15, we've seen the benefit the biofuel blend offers in terms of value for our customers and a competitive advantage for our business," said Casey's Director of Fuels Nathaniel Doddridge. "We're excited to partner with Prime the Pump and Growth Energy to build on the success and accelerate our offering of E15 to even more of our customers."
Casey's is among the nation’s leading c-store retailers offering E15 at more than 1,600 stations across 30 states, including Kwik Trip, Sheetz, Kum & Go, Minnoco, RaceTrac, Thorntons, Protec Fuels, QuikTrip, Family Express, Holiday, Murphy USA, Holiday, Rutter's and Cenex.
Casey's General Stores Inc. operates more than 2,000 convenience stores in 16 Midwestern states.