New pumps offering E10, E30 and E85 blends will be celebrated next week during grand openings in Broken Bow and Aurora, Neb. They are the newest in an ethanol blend fuel trend around the Corn Husker state.
“Consumer choice and ethanol fuel availability are a high priority with today’s gas prices,” says Todd Sneller, administrator, Nebraska Ethanol Board. “When flex-fuel drivers fill up on E85, they’re strengthening Nebraska’s economy, making our country more energy independent and going easier on the environment.”
In fact, there will be grand openings of new blender pumps next week at Trotter Whoa and Go, Broken Bow on Monday; and Aurora Cooperative’s Aurora West A-Stop 24 on Wednesday.
These new pumps are among 60 such pumps to offer ethanol blends. The Broken Bow and Aurora facilities will offer E10, E30 and E85 blends.
To celebrate the opening of the new pumps, Trotter Whoa and Go is offering customers the chance to register to win one of five $50 ethanol fuel gift cards, and will feature additional promotions as well.
Aurora Cooperative will offer discounts of $.85 per gallon on E85, $.30 per gallon on E30, and $.10 per gallon on E10 during the grand opening.
More than 117,000 Nebraska motorists currently own a flexible-fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of ethanol and gasoline, up to E85, reports the Nebraska Ethanol Board. To confirm if a vehicle is flex fuel, drivers can check their owner’s manual or their gas cap, look for the flex-fuel emblem on their vehicle, or visit www.ne-ethanol.org/e85.