E15 debuts in St. Louis metro region year-round

Source: By Helena Tavares Kennedy, Biofuels Digest • Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In Missouri, E15 has debuted in the St. Louis area and will be available throughout the year, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. Home Service Oil Co. now offers both E15 and E85 at 1707 Hwy Z in Pevely, Mo., just off Interstate 55. The company, which operates nine convenience stores, plans to offer both E15 and E85 at more of its locations in the next 60 days.

The company, which has been working in partnership with RFA to bring E15 to its customers, utilized the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) Program to help offset its infrastructure costs.

Meantime, RFA continues to work towards the removal of the barrier that prevents E15 from being sold year-round in conventional gasoline markets, comprising more than two-thirds of the nation. St. Louis is an RFG market and as such is able to sell E15 year-round.