With Summertime Restrictions Lifted, Minneapolis Drivers Choose E15

  • Wednesday, 19 September 2018 15:04

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Minneapolis, Sept 19 – The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) and KS95 FM teamed up today to mark the end of the summertime restriction on E15 by rewarding drivers who chose E15 at the Winner station on 46th Street.

From 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, MN Biofuels and KS95 rewarded drivers who chose to fuel up with E15. Among the prizes given included $20 in cash, tickets to the Minnesota Zoo and Renaissance Festival, gift cards to Chili’s and KS95 merchandise.

KS95 personality, Rudy Pavich, was at the station with MN Biofuels’ staff during the promotion educating drivers on the benefits of using E15.

“E15 consumption in Minnesota in the first five months of the year broke new records. That momentum, unfortunately, was severely disrupted by the EPA’s archaic restriction on E15 from June 1 to Sept 15.

“Today’s event was an opportunity for us to let drivers of vehicles 2001 and newer know that they can once again use E15 which costs less than regular gas, is better for the environment and is made right here in Minnesota,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director at MN Biofuels.

Today’s promotion is the first of several MN Biofuels and KS95 will host at gas stations offering E15 in the Twin Cities metro over the coming weeks.

E15 sales in Minnesota this year as at the end of July totaled 36.48 million gallons, nearly double the volume sold for the whole of 2017 (19.05 million gallons).

The number of stations in Minnesota offering E15 has also grown. As of September, there are now over 300 stations in the state that sell E15.