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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The owners of Hometown Fuel, a convenience store and gas station in Mercer County, Mo., have added two new flex-fuel pumps that bring higher blends of ethanol to motorists. Hometown Fuel Inc.'s two newest pumps now offer blends E20, E30 and E85.
The owners of the store, Lori and Gary Porter, joined with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.-based Growth Energy, and the Missouri Corn Growers Association to cut the ribbon on the new fuel pumps at the store in Jonesburg, Mo., on Aug. 31.
"A small town on Highway 65 lost its only fuel station. A year after the station closed we realized how much the community missed it," explained the owners. "We decided to replace it with a state-of-the-art facility that would reduce our dependency on foreign oil and have the only flex pumps in the area."
Following the ceremony, Hometown Fuel held a day-long promotion with 10-cent-per-gallon fuel discounts for E20 and E30 blends and a 20-cent discount for E85. The store also offered lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"These two new flex pumps will help change the way consumers fill up, by offering a lower cost alternative that is a homegrown renewable fuel that supports the American economy and reduces our addiction to foreign oil," said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. "I commend Lori and Gary Porter for making the investment that I am sure will drive traffic to their impressive new facility so consumers can line up to get more for less, with a superior homegrown fuel."