The Bismark Tribune is reporting that 2010 E85 sales in North Dakota were more than double that of 2009.
Sales of E85 fuel in North Dakota last year more than doubled. State officials credit a grant program for retailers who install so-called blender pumps.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple said between January and November last year, about 582,000 gallons of the fuel mix that is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline were sold. That was up from about 250,000 gallons in the same period the previous year.
The program to install blender pumps in North Dakota has resulted in 120 blender pumps being installed statewide.