Kum & Go plans E15 promotion in Arkansas

By Kum & Go | December 15, 2015

Later this week, Kum & Go and Growth Energy are partnering to bring $1.15 per gallon fuel to the residents of Greater Little Rock, Arkansas:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 16 – Store 143 – 1303 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR

December 17 – Store 144 – 5216 JFK Blvd, North Little Rock, AR

During these promotions customers can fuel up with E15 for only $1.15 per gallon, as well as learn more about the benefits of this alternative fuel.

There are only 120 locations nationwide that offer E15, a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. Since ethanol is cleaner and has a higher octane content than street-grade gasoline, E15 reduces the number of pollutants in fuel and produces less carbon emissions than regular gasoline. In addition, E15 is typically the less expensive option at the pump. E15 can be used in vehicles model year 2001 and newer, and in all flex- fuel vehicles.

“We’re happy to deliver a little something extra to our customers during the busy and expensive holiday season,” says Jim Pirolli, vice president of fuels at Kum & Go. “This is a great opportunity for our customers to learn more about the benefits of E15, while at the same time saving a bit of money.”

Over the next two years, Kum & Go plans to make E15 available at more than 65 stores across Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

“As the leading coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, Growth Energy is committed to accelerating the use of renewable fuel, increasing energy security, creating U.S. jobs and improving the environment through the use of alternative fuels,” says Retired General Wesley Clark, board member of Growth Energy.

Kum & Go stores are saving energy and water through the company’s commitment to sustainable practices. In addition to offering biofuels, new stores are designed, constructed and submitted for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Kum & Go now has more than 100 LEED Certified stores — more than any convenience store chain in the world.