March 21, 2008
With gas prices near record highs, owners of flex-fuel vehicles in Newton, Iowa will be lining up for E85 for $1.85 a gallon from 2-5 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at the Prairie Gas station. Located at 4300 S. 22nd Avenue, just off busy Interstate Highway I-80 in Newton, Iowa, the E85 promotion at Prairie Gas is one of the first of many station events and biofuel promotions expected in the upper Midwest this season.
“As gasoline and oil prices rise, so does interest in alternative fuels like E85,” said Jessica Zopf, program manager for the Iowa Clean Air Choice Team. “While many people are attracted by the price, other drivers are committed to using a less polluting, largely renewable fuel that’s made in the United States.”
The event was sponsored by the Iowa Clean Air Choice Team: General Motors, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Kum & Go, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa, Iowa Soybean Association, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, Iowa Biodiesel Board and American Lung Association of Iowa.
Thanks to Robert Moffitt of the American Lung Association of Minnesota for the tip.