Kum & Go has revealed plans to make E15 fuel available at 65 of its stores over the next two years.
On Wednesday, Dec. 16 and Thursday, Dec. 17, Kum & Go is partnering with Growth Energy to bring E15 fuel to Little Rock, Ark. On these days, Kum & Go offered E15 fuel to residents for $1.15 per gallon.
The promotion is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. On Wednesday the promotion is running at store 143 – 1303 South Pine Street, Cabot, Ark., and on Thursday at Store 144 – 5216 JFK Blvd, North Little Rock, Ark.
During these promotions customers will be able to fuel up with E15 for only $1.15 per gallon, as well as learn more about the benefits of this alternative fuel.
There are only 120 locations nationwide that offer E15, a blend of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline. Since ethanol is cleaner and has a higher octane content than street-grade 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. E15 can be used in vehicles model year 2001 and newer, and in all flex- fuel vehicles.
“We’re happy to deliver a little something extra to our customers during the busy and expensive holiday season,” said Jim Pirolli, vice president fuels, Kum & Go. “This is a great opportunity for our customers to learn more about the benefits of E15, while at the same time saving a bit of money.”
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.
“As the leading coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, Growth Energy is committed to accelerating the use of renewable fuel, increasing energy security, creating U.S. jobs and improving the environment through the use of alternative fuels,” said retired general Wesley Clark, board member of Growth Energy.
Kum & Go stores are saving energy and water through the company’s commitment to sustainable practices. In addition to offering biofuels, new stores are designed, constructed and submitted for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Kum & Go now has more than 100 LEED Certified stores — more than any convenience store chain in the world.