WASHINGTON, DC — Growth Energy welcomes the recent announcement by Murphy USA that they will expand their sales of E15. After a successful launch of E15 in Iowa, Murphy USA is adding additional retail locations in the Houston, TX and Chicago, IL suburbs.
“Growth Energy applauds Murphy USA’s ongoing commitment to bring higher blends of homegrown renewable fuels to the American motorist,” said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy. “Their dedication to providing the consumer with the best, most cost-effective product is commendable. Furthermore, we are thrilled to see Murphy USA’s success and decision to expand into new markets. Higher blends such as E15 are helping reduce our dependence on foreign oil, improve our environment through reduced emissions and support our domestic economy by creating jobs that cannot be outsourced.”
E15 is the most tested fuel blend and is approved for all vehicles produced for model year 2001 and beyond – encompassing over 80 percent of the vehicles on the road today. In the Department of Energy tests, 86 vehicles, representing all makes and models, were driven more than six million miles with no issues.
Furthermore, E15 has been available for over two years now and not a single issue has been attributed to the fuel. Not only has E15 been extensively tested, but after hundreds of millions of miles of use in professional auto racing and in the cars of American consumers, E15 has proven it is a safe, reliable, high performance fuel.
“Offering E15 is a win for retailers and consumers,” Buis added. “Retailers offering E15 have a competitive price advantage, while consumers are able to purchase a lower cost, better performing fuel compared to regular unleaded gasoline. We are thrilled to see Murphy USA expand their footprint and look forward to additional retail chains following their lead.” Buis concluded.
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