Four Kum & Go stations offered discounted E-15 fuel to encourage consumers to fill their tanks with something new.
On Wed., Sept. 28, Kum & Go offered E-15 fuel for $1.15 per gallon at four Sioux Falls-area locations. The following locations offered the discounted fuel from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
- Store 620 – 412 N Sycamore Ave
- Store 625 – 7100 W 41st St
- Store 631 – 1400 N Cliff Ave
- Store 633 – 1400 N Minnesota Ave
Additionally, the company held a press conference Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at Kum & Go Store 633 located at 1400 N. Minnesota Avenue featuring Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether, POET CEO Jeff Broin and Kum & Go Fuels vice president Jim Pirolli.
E-15, a fuel blended with 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline, was recently added to many of these locations as one more choice for customers at the pump.
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 E-15.”
E-15 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 E-15 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 E-15 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 E-15 at 90 locations across its network of stores in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Dakota. Kum & Go has made it easy to find E-15 at their stores by always offering it via a distinct blue hose and handle.