LINCOLN, Neb. – A grand opening celebration marking the one-year anniversary of the flex fuel pumps at Creighton Express fueling station in Creighton, Nebraska, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23.
The flex fuel pump celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with American Ethanol fuel discounts. Flex fuel vehicle owners can save $0.85/gallon on E85 — a blend of 85 percent American Ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, and $0.30/gallon on E30—a blend of 30 percent American Ethanol and 70 percent gasoline. A free lunch of hot dogs, chips and a small fountain drink will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“In addition to savings at the pump and complimentary lunch, we will have American Ethanol giveaways and gift card drawings,” said Kim Clark, Nebraska Corn Board director of biofuels development. “If you are unsure if you drive a flex fuel vehicle, come visit us during the grand opening.”
Creighton Express is one of more than 85 locations in Nebraska with flex fuel pumps that offer American Ethanol-blended fuels for flex fuel vehicles. These flex fuel pumps were paid for in part by a grant provided by the Nebraska Corn Board and Husker Ag, LLC. During the last two years, Nebraska Corn Board, in cooperation with the Nebraska Ethanol Board and Husker Ag has helped the state more than double the number of locations that offer American Ethanol-blended fuels such as E10, E15, E30 and E85. Husker Ag has provided grant money and ethanol for several retail locations in northeast Nebraska including Creighton Express.
“While gas prices tend to increase during the busy summer months, flex fuel vehicle owners can enjoy greater savings at the pump when they use American Ethanol-blended fuels,” said Seth Harder, Husker Ag general manager.
Currently, one in seven Nebraska motorists drives a flex fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of American Ethanol and gasoline, up to E85. To confirm your vehicle is flex fuel, look for a yellow gas cap, flex fuel emblem or check your owner’s manual.
When drivers fill up on American Ethanol-blended fuels, they’re improving air quality and reducing the causes of asthma, heart disease and brain and lung cancer not only for themselves but also their children and grandchildren. E85 is approved as a Clean Air Choice® and when flex fuel drivers fill up with E85 and other American Ethanol-blended fuels they are significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions that enter our air, according to the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest.
“When flex fuel drivers fill up with American Ethanol blended fuels, they are not only improving our air and helping the environment, but they are also strengthening Nebraska’s economy, creating jobs, and making our country more energy independent — and that’s something any driver can take pride in,” Clark added.
To find a list of retailers that offer E85 and other mid-level ethanol blends, visit the Nebraska Corn Board website at www.NebraskaCorn.org or the Nebraska Ethanol Board website at www.ethanol.nebraska.gov.