E15, E85 now available at Murphy USA locations in Iowa

By Iowa Renewable Fuels Association | August 07, 2014

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced Murphy USA has just converted four stations to now offer E15, E85 and biodiesel in Iowa, providing Iowa motorists with more low-cost, cleaner-burning fueling options. The Murphy USA stations in Fort Dodge, Mason City, Clinton and Davenport joined the previously converted Indianola location in offering more renewable fuels blends.

 “It’s exciting to welcome four more Murphy USA fueling sites to the growing list of stations in Iowa providing more American-made fuel choices to motorists,” stated IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “With five Murphy USA stations already converted, and another two stations on the way, motorists in seven large Iowa cities will have greater access to cleaner-burning, lower-cost ethanol and biodiesel blends.”

In accordance with summertime fuel regulations, E15 will initially be sold to flex-fuel vehicles throughout the summer driving season at Murphy USA locations. However, Murphy USA will offer E15 as a registered fuel to 2001 and newer vehicles starting in mid-September.

 “Murphy USA is excited to expand our product offerings with E15 and E85,” stated Murphy USA Senior Retail Fuel Supply Specialist Jennifer Forbess. “We proudly support communities across the state of Iowa who have called for higher ethanol blends such as E15 and E85. Murphy USA will continue to pursue opportunities to offer the fuels our customer’s desire.”

The newly converted Murphy USA fueling sites are located at:
- 3010 1st Ave., South in Fort Dodge, IA
- 4059 4th St., SW in Mason City, IA
- 5805 Elmore Ave. in Davenport, IA
- 2346 Virginia Ave. in Clinton, IA

Murphy USA has 1,200 stations in 23 states. In addition to higher ethanol blends, Murphy USA’s Iowa locations will offer three grades of gasoline blended with 10 percent ethanol. The previously converted Indianola fueling site is located at 1502 N. Jefferson Street, and offers E15 and E85.

Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production. Iowa has 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing more than 3.8 billion gallons annually, including 2 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol production and two cellulosic ethanol facilities currently under construction. In addition, Iowa has 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce nearly 315 million gallons annually.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association was formed in 2002 to represent the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry. The trade group fosters the development and growth of the renewable fuels industry in Iowa through education, promotion, legislation and infrastructure development.