Iowa now has two fuel retailers offering E15.
Fredericksburg Coop in Fredericksburg becomes the second station to offer the blend of gasoline and 15 percent ethanol to owners of 2001 and newer vehicles. The first was Linn Coop Oil in Marion, which added E15 to its pumps in mid-September.
Steve Neuendorf, petroleum manager for Fredericksburg Coop, says there is great value is offering a less expensive, cleaner, American-made fuel option like E15 to consumers. He says E15 is a win for the coop’s customers—both motorists and farmers.
Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association says it’s good to “get the ball rolling again for E15 in Iowa”. Shaw says after the first round of retailer approvals last fall, the federal EPA—in his words—“essentially shut down the system for three months”. Now that the EPA is apparently back on track, Shaw is hopeful that many more stations will be able to add E15 in 2013.