Casey's Expands KS E15 Sales

Casey's General Stores Expanding E15 Availability in Kansas

OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- Casey's General Stores and the Kansas Corn Commission recently announced the addition of E15 fuel at several of Casey's locations across Kansas, expanding the availability to 12 additional stations. E15 is already available at 10 Casey's Kansas stations.

E15 unleased 88 fuel is currently available at Casey's General Stores in 10 Kansas communities: Smith, Center, Lenexa, Olathe, Overbrook, Seneca, Topeka, Dodge City, Galena, Hugoton, and Douglass; the fuel is coming to Casey's stores in Sterling, Hesston, Ulysses, Pratt, Girard, Osawatomie, Wichita, Lakin, and Wellsville, and will be offered in new stations being built in Lawrence, Tonganoxie and Louisburg.

"Casey's is quickly embracing the value of expanding consumer choice by offering E15 fuel to many of its stations in Kansas," said Kansas Corn Commission Chairman Dennis McNinch. "EPA's decision to allow year-round sales of E15, coupled with the Kansas Corn Commission's incentive program for ethanol retailers are making this expansion possible."

The Kansas Corn Commission, through its Ethanol Expansion Program, is working with fuel retailers to expand the availability of E15 in Kansas. Casey's Kansas expansion is part of a larger effort to add E15 to Casey's stores in several states. The company attributed this rapid expansion to the lifting of an outdated regulation that now allows American drivers to access the cleaner, more affordable biofuel all year-round.

"The summertime E15 restrictions have been a major concern for us for a long time and would typically slow down our E15 expansion," said Casey's Director of Fuels Nathaniel Doddridge. "Now that we know we can provide our guests with a consistent experience at the fuel pump year-round, we are expanding E15 at a faster pace to stay ahead of our competition," Doddridge said.

Kansas Corn continues to work with fuel retailers to provide more access to E15 fuel, which is already available at 31 stations across the state.

(BM/AG)