Flex-Fuel Vehicle Owners Can Save on American Ethanol-Blended Fuel for Six Consecutive Thursdays in the Omaha Metro Area
OMAHA, Neb. — Drivers of flex-fuel vehicles in Nebraska and Iowa will be able to fill up with E85 for just $0.85/gal during six upcoming promotions at Kum & Go locations in the Omaha metro.
The promotions will take place as follows:
- THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 90th & Boyd St.
- THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 168th & Maple
- THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 195th & West Center
- THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 4443 S. 84th
- THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 1819 N. 72nd
- THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 10764 Virginia Plaza, Papillion
Note: There is a limit of 30 gallons and no containers are allowed.
Currently, one in seven drivers in the Omaha metro has a flex fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of American Ethanol and gasoline, from E10 to E85. However, many drivers do not realize they own a flex fuel vehicle, let alone the additional fuel options they have at the pump. To confirm your vehicle is flex fuel, look for a yellow fuel cap, a flex fuel emblem or check your owner’s manual.
“Consumers like to have a choice when they are making a purchasing decision at the pump,” said Jim Pirolli, Kum & Go vice president of fuels. “Kum & Go will soon begin to offer E15 at locations in Omaha and already offers E85 at seven locations across the metro area. The E85 promotions are a great way to bring awareness to the variety of fuel blends we offer and provide an opportunity to promote the many environmental and economic benefits of ethanol-blended fuels.”
According to the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest, when flex fuel drivers fill up with E85 – a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, and other American Ethanol-blended fuels, they’re improving air quality and reducing causes of asthma, heart disease 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 rather than 100 percent gasoline, they are significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions that enter our air.
“The health and environmental benefits of American Ethanol are so great we want all consumers to use American Ethanol,” said Ryan Welsh, American Ethanol director of sales & marketing. “Even if a consumer doesn’t drive a flex fuel vehicle, they still have the option to use American Ethanol fuel such E15 and reap the benefits.”
All standard vehicles can operate on E10, a blend of 10 percent American Ethanol and 90 percent unleaded gasoline. E15 with 15 percent American Ethanol has been approved for use in all standard vehicle models year 2001 and newer. E15 is gaining a foothold at retailers across the U.S. and is available at a growing number of locations.
The E85 promotion is sponsored by Green Plains, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Ethanol Board in cooperation with Kum & Go. For additional information about these promotions and American Ethanol, visit E85Omaha.com.