ETHANOL BLENDED FUEL CAN CUT THE PAIN OF SUMMER DRIVING SEASON FILL-UPS

TRICIA BRAID

May, 23, 2014  |  ICMB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

CONTACT: Tricia Braid
                   (309) 827-0912

 

 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—With Chicago-metro area gas prices hovering just under the $4 mark, motorists are more than likely looking for ways to save money the next time they pull up to fill’er-up.

AAA reported in today’s Fuel Gauge Report the average price for regular unleaded in the Chicago-metro market at $3.959.

In contrast, the E-85 Prices website indicates prices for flex-fuels up to E-85 and E-15 can be found in the same area for 25% less than regular unleaded. The website generates price charts based on motorist submitted data.

E-85 is an approved fuel choice for any flex-fuel vehicle. An estimated 16 million vehicles on the road in the U.S. are flex-fuel. These vehicles may have a “badge” on the rear of the vehicle denoting them as such. They may also have a yellow-fuel cap that alerts the owner to its compatibility with ethanol blends up to E-85.

A list of flex-fuel vehicle models is available from the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest at http://www.cleanairchoice.org/fuels/FFVPoster.pdf.

A list of stations offering E-85 or other fuels appropriate for flex-fuel vehicles is available from the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest at http://www.cleanairchoice.org/E85StationList.asp?state=IL.

Experts are available for interviews on this subject. Please contact Tricia Braid, Communications Director at the Illinois Corn Marketing Board to schedule an interview or for more information. Tricia can be reached via telephone at 309-827-0912, email tbraid@ilcorn.org, or via text/cell call at 309-830-3393.

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