September 01, 2010
It was just a little over two months ago, on June 24, that the announcement was made that two E85 dispensers had received UL certification. At the time I thought it might be interesting to gauge the pace of new E85 installations from that point forward. So on June 29 I checked the number of E85 pumps across the nation and it stood at 2,160.
I used to keep track of the number of E85 pumps by posting the number at the first of every month. It has been some time since I have done that but it gives us reference point in the past to gauge with. Here are the number from the last time I posted the monthly E85 totals.
May 1, 2009 - 1991
April 1 2009 - 1990
March 1, 2009 - 1969
February 1, 2009 - 1927
January 1, 2009 - 1899
In the 14 month time period between May 1, 2009 and June 29, 2010 there were 69 new E85 pumps added for an average of about 5 per month.
The total today stands at 2,235 for a gain of 75 in the two month period since the two pumps achieved UL certification.