Kum & Go to offer E15 discount at grand opening event in Iowa

By Iowa Renewable Fuels Association | May 06, 2015

Kum & Go announced last week it is now offering E15 as a registered fuel at its store in Windsor Heights, Iowa, and noted that it plans to add E15 to an additional 65 locations in Iowa and six other states over the next two years. To introduce the new, cleaner-burning fuel that is approved for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles, Kum & Go in Windsor Heights will offer E15 for $1.99 per gallon from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on May 11.

“We have a strong tradition in our company to implement sustainability within our business and at our locations. From our 100 LEED-certified stores, to our selection of alternative fuels, E15 was a natural addition to our fuel offering,” stated Kum & Go Vice President of Fuels Jim Pirolli. “Having E15 in our portfolio allows Kum & Go to offer our customers a quality product at a great value.”

“Motorists have been clamoring for wider availability of E15, and we applaud Kum & Go for providing Iowans with yet another low-cost, cleaner-burning fueling option,” stated IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton.  “E15 is the most extensively tested fuel in history, is safe for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles, and will be priced at a great money-saving discount through this special promotion. That’s a win-win-win for Iowa’s motorists.”

“The American farmer is a backbone of the renewable fuels industry.  Thanks to partners like Kum & Go, Iowans can fill up with more American-grown fuels like E15 and E85 that are better for our environment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and create new Iowa jobs,” stated Iowa Corn Promotion Board Director of Marketing and Communications Shannon Textor.  “E15 is 5 percent more Iowa-grown fuel that supports Iowa’s farmers.”

The Kum & Go Windsor Heights store is located at 7229 University Avenue.

E15 is a fuel blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline that is now available at a significant discount to regular, unleaded gasoline. Iowa leads the nation with 32 fueling locations offering E15 as a registered fuel.  E15 is approved by the U.S. EPA for use in all 2001 and newer passenger vehicles, as well as flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs). Those vehicles account for more than 80 percent of fuel use in the United States. In order to offer E15 to non-FFVs, a retailer must register with the EPA.  IRFA works with retailers to ensure they comply with all federal and state E15 regulations.

For a complete list of retail locations offering E15 in Iowa, please click here.

To learn more about E15, please click here.

The expansion of ethanol fuel options by Kum & Go also includes E85, a fuel blend containing between 70 and 85 percent ethanol. E85 is currently sold at about 200 fueling sites in Iowa. E85 can be used in all flex-fuel vehicles (FFV). To determine if your vehicle can use E85, please check your owner’s manual, the vehicle’s fuel cap, or click here for a list of FFVs.