WASHINGTON, D.C. — Growth Energy announced today that American drivers have logged 5 billion miles on E15. The latest milestone was reached in the midst of Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) restrictions on the sale E15 fuel across most of the country. During summer months consumers only have access to E15 in Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) markets or if they drive flex fuel vehicles.

“When we give consumers a better option at the pump, they choose E15 again and again,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “That’s why Americans have surpassed more than 5 billion miles on E15, which provides unrivaled value for their engines, the environment, and their wallets.”

Working hand-in-hand with Prime the Pump, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build the infrastructure and distribution of higher biofuel blends, Growth Energy has doubled the number of E15 stations four years in a row to include 1,400 stations across 30 states. In addition to the stores currently selling E15, Growth Energy and Prime the Pump have secured commitments for more than 2,800 retail sites that will offer E15 by 2021, generating approximately 350 million new ethanol gallons annually.

“To keep this incredible momentum, a year-round RVP fix is crucial,” said Skor. “E15 retailers face prohibitive costs each year just to relabel every pump around RVP season, while consumers lose options at the pump when gas prices are highest, and our rural economy suffers.”

RVP relief now would lift the rural economy out of the worst crisis in a generation and would put the biofuels industry on the path to an additional 1.3 billion gallons of ethanol demand within five years.

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