Hy-Vee now offers E15 eco-friendly fuel option

Cost-Effective and Eco-Friendly Gas Now Available 

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee, Inc. now offers E15 at five locations across its eight-state region. The Hy-Vee convenience store located at 3120 Agency Street in Burlington, Iowa, is the latest store to offer the eco-friendly fuel option.

With the addition of E15, Hy-Vee expands its eco-friendly gas options which already includes E85 at 15 different fueling locations. To celebrate the launch, the convenience store on Agency will offer 15 cents off per gallon from 6 a.m. to midnight on Friday, Dec. 15.

E15 is a blend of 15-percent ethanol and 85-percent gasoline. E15 is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in all 2001 and newer cars, trucks and SUVs.

The EPA says the environmentally-friendly fuel burns cleaner than gasoline and has shown to boost engine performance, increase horsepower and run cleaner through engine valves by removing deposits created by lower-quality gasoline. Since ethanol is a high-octane fuel, E15 carries an octane rating of 88 and the cost-benefit analysis favors E15 with numerous studies showing that ethanol saves consumers at the pump.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is partnering with Hy-Vee to draw attention to the availability of E15 at its Burlington location.

“The IRFA salutes Hy-Vee for expanding its fuel options to offer customers E15, which is a healthier fuel choice because it reduces cancer-causing toxic chemicals in gasoline,” said Lucy Norton, IRFA managing director. “E15 is the lowest cost fuel available for 2001 and newer vehicles and provides improved engine performance. Burlington Hy-Vee customers can now take advantage of all these benefits.”

E15 fuel is included in the Hy-Vee Fuel Saver + Perks® card program which can be used at more than 1,200 gas stations throughout the Midwest.

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Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.

SOURCE: Hy-Vee Inc.

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