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Flex Fuel Finder
“E15 has given Minnesota consumers an additional choice of gasoline at a lower price while increasing the overall volume of product sold at the retail site.  Minnesota consumers welcome the new opportunity for a cheaper alternative to gasoline as there have been very little complaints or mis-fueling of E15 leaving an overall refreshing experience for everyone."
- Lance Klatt, Executive Director of Minnesota Service Station Association

E15 Performance

“In the 25+ years I have been selling motor fuels. The repeated claims of late, by individuals claiming to be expert, saying that ethanol ruins engines, is contrary to my first-hand real life experience. We have been selling and using E15 in our own vehicles since July 2012 with zero fuel related problems.”

— Scott Zaremba, owner, ZarcoUSA 

E15 and Engine Performance

  • E15 boosts engine performance, increases horsepower and runs cleaner through engine valves by removing deposits created by lower-quality gasoline.
  • Modern day fuels contain waxy solvents that leave deposits that can reduce power and efficiency within 10,000 miles. Ethanol keeps engines cleaner by helping dissolve deposits in critical parts — like the pistons, fuel intake valves and ports.
  • Ethanol is the lowest cost oxygenator available and when added to gasoline it improves engine performance.

Ethanol Prevents Phase Separation

  • Fuels containing ethanol are able to better prevent engine damage through better absorption of water found in the fuel supply.
    • Phase separation, a rare situation, can occur with any fuel using an oxygenator — including other petroleum products. In the case of ethanol, it has the ability to absorb more water and protect the engine from water related damage.
  • The addition of ethanol to fuels has eliminated the need for fuel additives like “Heat” in Northern climates to protect the fuel lines and engine from water freezing.

E15 is the most widely tested fuel ever:

  • Repeated evaluative studies showed no statistically significant loss of vehicle performance (fuel economy, and maintenance issues) attributable to the use of E15 fuel in MY2001 and newer vehicles.
  • In a specific study performed by the U.S. Department of Energy in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 86 vehicles, representing all makes and models, were driven more than 6 million miles on E15 with zero issues.
  • NASCAR has run nearly 10 million miles on E15 with better fuel mileage and horsepower. “E15 is the most exciting addition to NASCAR performance in years,” said Richard Childress, owner of Childress Racing.

E15 will save consumers money

  • The cost-benefit analysis favors E15 — numerous studies have shown that ethanol saves consumers at the pump, and increasing the blend to 15 percent further reduces prices at the pump.
    • From 2007-2011, ethanol has enjoyed a price advantage over regular gasoline, with ethanol blends running 15-75 cents cheaper per gallon on a yearly basis.
  • Since ethanol is a high-octane fuel, E15 carries an octane rating of 88 and substantially increases performance, durability and horsepower.