E85 to Sell for $1.85 Per Gallon as Fuels are Introduced at Two Stations in Detroit

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E85 to Sell for $1.85 Per Gallon as Fuels are Introduced at Two Stations in Detroit

Unknown – 2005-10-08

How about some clean and renewable gasoline for $1.85 a gallon? This press release is from the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition. From my own research, I know this technology to be both real and available now. How much more will you pay for gas until you demand access to ethanol-enhanced fuel?

E85 to Sell for $1.85 Per Gallon as Fuels are Introduced at Two Stations in Detroit

Detroit , MI – E85 will sell for $1.85 per gallon at two Citgo fueling locations on Wednesday, October 12 in celebration of the introduction of the fuel at two metro Detroit facilities. A press event kick off will occur at 10:00 a.m. at 8438 Telegraph Road in Dearborn Heights and at 1:30 p.m. at 29009 Northwestern Highway in Southfield.

E85 is an alternative transportation fuel made from a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. The fuel can be used in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). E85 is a high-powered, clean-burning fuel that can be used in vehicles offered from several automobile manufacturers including Ford and General Motors. About six million FFVs travel on American roads today.

The fuel discount at the two Citgo stations will occur between 8 a.m. and noon in Southfield and between noon and 5 p.m. in Dearborn Heights. Some restrictions may apply. Also, E85 fuel card giveaways will be available in part through Ford Motor Company, General Motors and the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition.

The press event will include representatives from the following sponsoring organizations: The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, the Detroit Area Clean Cities Coalition, Ford Motor Company (10 a.m.), General Motors (1:30 p.m.), Knight Enterprise and the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition. Local dignitaries are also expected to attend the events. Ford and GM will display vehicles offering flexible fuel technology.

John DiMartini from Knight Enterprises, the distributor supplying the E85 product in Dearborn Heights and Southfield, noted, “Knight Enterprises is proud to offer high quality E85 at an economical price to the Detroit area FFV owners. With every purchase of E85, consumers should be happy to know that they are helping the U.S. reduce its dependency on foreign oil and additionally, reduce auto emissions in the air our families breathe.”

Knight Enterprises also plans to open additional E85 facilities in the next few months. Currently, the state of Michigan has two other E85 refueling locations: Peterson Oil in Greenville and Don’s Windmill in Dimondale. All fueling locations along with a complete listing of E85 compatible vehicles can be found at www.E85Fuel.com.

Michigan currently has one operational ethanol plant, Michigan Ethanol, LLC which has the capacity to produce approximately 40 million gallons of ethanol per year. Michigan also has three more ethanol plants under construction and one in the permitting process. Upon completion of these plants, the state’s ethanol production will annually reach approximately 250 million gallons.

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