Sheetz Convenience Stores plans to offer an E15 fueling option to its North Carolina customers.
The company will begin to install the new E15 fuel option in early 2015 and by spring of 2016 installation should be completed at 60 stores in North Carolina.
E15 is a combination of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline and is a higher octane fuel. This fuel was approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in January of 2011 on vehicles built after 2001. Ethanol burns cleaner and cooler in engines, which helps with the performance of the vehicle, while also considered better for the environment and priced competitively to conventional gas options.
“We are known for being pioneering in our industry and are always looking for ways to give our customers the best product available on the market,” said Michael Lorenz, executive vice president, petroleum and supply, “E15 is another way for us to give our customers a new alternative fuel option.”