With the lifting of RVP restrictions for the winter months, E15 can now be sold nationwide, and Kum & Go celebrated the return with discounted E15.
In celebration of E15 Day, on Sept. 16 Kum & Go offered E15 fuel for only $1.15 at select Des Moines, Iowa Kum & Go locations. The promotion ran from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The Bachelor” reality-TV star and Iowa farmer Chris Soules will be on hand at Store 129 in Johnston, Iowa (5225 NW 86th Street) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. talking about the benefits of E15 with customers.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will sign the E15 Day proclamation at 8:15 a.m. on Friday at a ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol.
Most gasoline sold in the U.S. contains at least 10% ethanol. Fifteen percent blends were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 for vehicles 2001 or newer, and Kum & Go was among the first to offer the new option.
“Our cars are an important part of our everyday lives. As engine technology has evolved, so have the fuel options,” said Jim Pirolli, vice president – Fuels, Kum & Go. “Kum & Go is excited to provide this opportunity for consumers to learn more about the options that are available, and save money by trying a new fuel like E15.”
E15 has a higher octane content, which means more power. It also burns cooler and cleaner, reducing carbon emissions and engine wear. The combination of performance and lower price make E15 a great value.
“People are often hesitant when it comes to trying something different in their car,” continued Pirolli. “But once they try a new fuel like E15 and have good results, they switch permanently. Providing several high quality choices AND helping people make informed decisions at the pump is another way that Kum & Go delivers more than customers expect.”
Kum & Go sells E15 at 90 locations across their network of stores in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Dakota. Kum & Go has made it easy to find E15 at their stores by always offering it via a distinct blue hose and handle.