Casey’s and Kansas Corn Announce Expansion of E15 Fuel
Steven Rains - July 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Casey’s General Stores and the Kansas Corn Commission have announced the addition of E15 fuel at several Casey’s locations across Kansas, providing Kansas drivers with a lower-priced, cleaner fuel option. With EPA’s recent approval of year-round E15 sales, the Kansas Corn Commission and Casey’s General stores are moving forward with efforts to expand the availability of E15 fuel. Casey’s has committed to expanding its E15 fuel, known as Unleaded 88, to 12 additional Kansas stations. E15 is already available at ten Casey’s Kansas stations. The higher-octane fuel contains 15 percent ethanol is approved for use in passenger cars, trucks and SUVs model year 2001 and newer.
“Casey’s is quickly embracing the value of expanding consumer choice by offering E15 fuel to many of its stations in Kansas,” Kansas Corn Commission Chairman Dennis McNinch said. “EPA’s decision to allow year-round sales of E15, coupled with the Kansas Corn Commission’s incentive program for ethanol retailers are making this expansion possible.”
The Kansas Corn Commission, through its Ethanol Expansion Program, is working with fuel retailers to expand the availability of E15 in Kansas. Casey’s Kansas expansion is part of a larger effort to add E15 to Casey’s stores in several states. The company attributed this rapid expansion to the lifting of an outdated regulation that now allows American drivers to access the cleaner, more affordable biofuel all year-round.