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ANKENY, Iowa — Casey's General Stores Inc. is adding E15 and E85 to the forecourt at select stores in the Midwest.
Motorists will be able to find the higher fuel blend at 17 Casey's convenience stores in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas.
E15 is a fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol and works well for any car 2001 and newer. E85 contains up to 83 percent ethanol and is a choice for flex-fuel vehicle owners.
The convenience retailer is getting assistance with the new program from the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, and Kansas Corn Commission along with Growth Energy.
Ankeny-based Casey's operates more than 1,950 convenience stores across 15 states.
"We like the potential that E15 and E85 could bring to Casey's and are excited to provide our customers with a wide variety of fueling options" said Terry Handley, president and CEO of Casey's. "We appreciate the assistance Growth Energy, and the farmers funding the corn checkoff in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas have invested in our E15 and E85 program."
The addition to Casey's fuel offering "marks a major milestone for renewable fuel availability, especially across rural America where demand for higher ethanol blends is at an all-time high," according to a release on the program.
"We commend Casey's initiative in expanding their fuel offering to include clean-burning, high-octane, and more affordable biofuel choices," said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. "Each day more and more retailers are embracing higher ethanol blends because today's 21st century drivers demand 21st century fuel. E15, in particular, offers drivers an exceptional value in addition to tested higher performance and reduced emissions."
Casey's joins Family Express, Kum & Go, MAPCO, Minnoco, Murphy USA, Protec Fuels, QuikTrip, RaceTrac, Sheetz, and Thorntons in offering their customers expanded fuel choices at the pump.