Every time you fuel up at the pump, the dispenser you reach for matters.
Ethanol makes the gasoline we use cleaner, healthier and more affordable. In fact, ethanol is already transforming how we fuel our country. Right now, 97 percent of gasoline sold in the U.S. has at least 10 percent ethanol (E10). In many places, there is an even better choice – gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol, or E15.
E15 is approved for all passenger cars, light duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles made since 2001 – or nearly 9 out of 10 cars on the road today. Currently, there are retail locations in 29 states that sell higher blends of ethanol, and this number is on the rise. Greater awareness of the benefits of ethanol is driving demand, and each choice to fill up with E15 represents progress.
The GetEthanol fuel finder makes it simple to find the nearest E15 or E85 station, so that drivers can always take advantage of the high-quality options offered by our retail partners. Making the switch to biofuels at the pump is getting easier and easier, you just need to know where to look.
Fueling up with E15 is good for vehicles and the environment. Ethanol replaces harmful carcinogens and toxic additives in petroleum-based fuels, resulting in a cleaner, cooler burning process that releases less toxins into the air. In fact, E15 a decreases greenhouse gas emissions compared to gasoline on the market today, rather than adding to the problem. The more ethanol we add to gasoline, the better it is for our environment.
Still not convinced you can make a difference? Consider this: Wider use of E15 would have the same effect as removing 20 million cars from the road. Consumers and retailers working together to better utilize biofuels can have a profound impact on our planet.
Ethanol is a homegrown biofuel, easy on engines, and more affordable than the alternatives. Consumers are saving an average of five to 10 cents per gallon when they fuel up with ethanol, and savings could reach $1.50 per gallon if the price of oil spikes again.
Ethanol is an American success story. More biofuels in our gasoline means less reliance on foreign oil to fuel America and less vulnerability to volatile international oil prices. The introduction of biofuels into our fuel supply has already allowed the U.S. to reduce oil imports by half and has supported 339,000 American jobs with the promise of 136,000 more as retailers and consumers embrace higher ethanol blends.
You can help fuel change. By the end of 2017, Americans will drive more than one billion miles on E15 and the availability of E15 could save consumers up to $72 million in savings. Each time someone chooses higher ethanol blends at the pump, we all benefit. Wider availability and better awareness of the virtues of biofuels are driving the revolution.
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