WASHINGTON, D.C. — Louisiana has become the 29th state to offer E15, a fuel blend of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol.
The latest in this market expansion is a RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. station in Baton Rouge. It is now one of 672 locations nationwide that offers the more affordable, cleaner biofuel, according to Growth Energy, a representative of the producers and supporters of ethanol.
Other convenience store retailers currently selling E15 include: Sheetz Inc., Kum & Go LC, Thorntons Inc., Minnoco, Murphy USA, MAPCO, Family Express, Cenex and Protec Fuels.
"The ethanol industry stands ready to provide American drivers with this performance-boosting, homegrown fuel and with every new pump offering E15, we are doing just that. Growth Energy is committed to working with our retail partners to continue this expansion," Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said. “American consumers have surpassed 750 million miles on E15. When given the option, consumers choose E15, and, thanks to dedicated retailers who care about their customers, more Americans can make this choice.”
According to Growth Energy, E15 saves consumers an average of 5 cents to 10 cents per gallon and burns cleaner and cooler than regular gasoline, allowing engines to perform at their peak while reducing drivers’ impact on the environment.