Looking for a high octane fuel and a low price? Look no further than Rochester

Looking for a high octane fuel and a low price? Look no further than Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota is well known as the home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. What you may not know about Rochester is how easy it is to buy ethanol blend fuels there. There are no fewer than 21 stations selling either E85, Unleaded 88 (E15), or both fuels in Rochester. The growth of the Wisconsin-based convenience store chain Kwik Trip in the Rochester area is one reason why ethanol blends are so common. Six area Kwik Trips offer both E85 and Unleaded 88. Eight other Kwik Trips offer Unleaded 88, the gasoline blend with 15 percent ethanol that can be used […]

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Minnesota drivers chose ethanol fuels in 2018

Minnesota saw big increases in the amount of ethanol fuel blends used in 2018. We know this because the Minnesota Department of Commerce surveys fuel stations and fleet users monthly and the newly released numbers for 2018 show great growth. Along with a 20% growth in the number of fuel stations offering an 88 octane gasoline, Minnesota drivers really made the switch. In total, retailers reported selling 59.4 million gallons of a 15% ethanol blend (E15), available for use in vehicles 2001 and newer. This compares to 19 million gallons sold in 2017, for a growth of more than 300%. […]

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Mankato has fuel choices

If you’re looking for ethanol options in South Central Minnesota, Mankato & North Mankato have you covered. Six stations offer E85 and ten stations offer an 88 octane, E15 gasoline. Those include two new stations that opened recently. Both fuel blends are offered at the recently built Casey’s on St. Andrews. And Kwik Trip #1011, which literally opened yesterday near Hoffman Road and Highway 22, offers both as well. You can find a convenient place to refuel in Mankato, or anywhere in Minnesota, on our station finder on the main page.

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Why I’m buying a flex fuel vehicle in 2019

We need to buy a new vehicle in the New Year, and I’m seriously considering a flex fuel vehicle (FFV). A flex fuel vehicle is a car, truck, van, or SUV that can use E85 and other ethanol blends as well as gasoline. Ethanol fuels burn cleaner, produce less tailpipe emissions, and have a higher octane rating then regular unleaded. A quick guide to E85 can be found the flex fuel page. In my search for a new vehicle I have three main considerations: Size I need enough space for my wife, our two sons, and a large uncoordinated dog. […]

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