June 19, 2015

Creighton Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Flex Fuel Pumps

A grand opening celebration marking the one-year anniversary of the new flex fuel pumps at Creighton Express fueling station in Creighton, Nebraska is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23.

This flex fuel pump anniversary celebration will be held from 11:00am – 7:00pm with American Ethanol fuel discounts. Flex Fuel vehicle owners can save $0.85 per gallon on E85—a blend of 85% American Ethanol and 15% gasoline, and $0.30 per gallon on E30—a blend of 30% American Ethanol and 70% gasoline.  There will also be a free lunch of hot dogs, chips and a small fountain drink from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

“In addition to the savings at the pump and the complimentary lunch, we will have American Ethanol giveaways as well as American Ethanol gift card drawings,” said Kim Clark, Director of Biofuels Development with the Nebraska Corn Board.  “If you are unsure if you drive a flex fuel vehicle, come visit us during the grand opening.”

Creighton Express is one of more than 85 locations in Nebraska with flex fuel pumps that offer American Ethanol-blended fuels for flex fuel vehicles. These flex fuel pumps were paid for in part by a grant provided by the Nebraska Corn Board and Husker Ag, LLC. Over the last two years, Nebraska Corn Board, in cooperation with the Nebraska Ethanol Board and Husker Ag, LLC, has helped the state more than double the number of locations that offer American Ethanol-blended fuels, such as E10, E15, E30 and E85. Husker Ag, LLC has provided grant dollars and ethanol for several retail locations in northeast Nebraska including Creighton Express.

“While gas prices tend to increase during the busy summer months, flex fuel vehicle owners can enjoy greater savings at the pump when they use American Ethanol-blended fuels,” said Seth Harder, General Manager at Husker Ag, LLC.

Currently, one in seven Nebraska motorists drives a flex fuel vehicle, which can run on any blend of American Ethanol and gasoline, up to E85. To confirm your vehicle is flex fuel, look for a yellow gas cap, flex fuel emblem or check your owner’s manual.  

When drivers fill up on American Ethanol-blended fuels, they’re improving air quality and reducing the causes of asthma, heart disease and brain 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 and other American Ethanol-blended fuels rather than gasoline; they are significantly reducing carbon dioxide emissions that enter our air, according to the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest.

“When flex fuel drivers fill up with American Ethanol blended fuels, they are not only improving our air and helping the environment, but they are also strengthening Nebraska’s economy, creating jobs, and making our country more energy independent—and that’s something any driver can take pride in,” added Clark.

To find a list of retailers that offer E85 and other mid-level ethanol blends, visit the Nebraska Corn Board website at www.NebraskaCorn.org or the Nebraska Ethanol Board website at www.ethanol.nebraska.gov.

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