Kum & Go to Offer E15 Fuel Options in 2015
WEST DES MOINES, IA – (April 27, 2015) – Today, Kum & Go announced that it will begin offering E15 as a fuel option. The first station, located at 7229 University Avenue in Windsor Heights, Iowa will open on April 30. Over the next two years, Kum & Go plans to make E15 available at more than 65 stores across Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. The EPA approved E15 for use in vehicles manufactured since 2001, however E15 is currently only available at 120 locations in the U.S.
E15 is a blend of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline. It is the most widely tested fuel to ever be offered for sale in the United States. Since ethanol is cleaner and has a higher octane content than gasoline, E15 reduces the number of pollutants in fuel and produces less carbon emissions than regular gasoline. In addition, E15 is typically the less expensive option at the pump.
Kum & Go has been an industry leader in introducing alternative fuels. In the 1970’s, they were among the first to offer ten percent ethanol blends. Kum & Go expanded their fuel options to include E85 in 1997. Today, Kum & Go offers E85 at more than 160 locations across 11 states. Many stores also carry premium biodiesel blends and later this month Kum & Go will open their first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in Springdale, Arkansas.
“We have a strong tradition in our company to implement sustainability within our business and at our locations. From our 100 LEED-certified stores, to our selection of alternative fuels, E15 was a natural addition to our fuel offering,” said Jim Pirolli, Vice President of Fuels, Kum & Go. “Having E15 in our portfolio allows Kum & Go to offer our customers a quality product at a great value.”
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About Kum & Go, L.C.
For more than 55 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its annual profits with charitable causes. The fifth-largest, privately held and company-operated convenience store chain in the U.S, Kum & Go is an industry pioneer founded on providing exceptional service and delivering more than what customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa in 1959, family-owned Kum & Go has since grown to employ more than 4,700 associates across more than 430 stores and 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).