Demand for E-85 Up

By: Holly Wagner
By: Holly Wagner

As gas prices near $2 a gallon Nebraska's new, cheaper alternative is becoming more popular.

The state's second 85-percent ethanol pump opened in March. It's selling for $.15 to $.20 less in some cases.

Ray Stander of Aurora Cooperative says, "We've got people coming from across the state."

Stander says with gas prices going up more people are experimenting with the blend.

"There's a good demand, a real good demand, but people with older cars can't use it."
Drivers with flexible fuel vehicles are the only ones who can use E-85.

Nebraska has pumps in Grand Island and Omaha, with two expected to soon open in Aurora and York.

E-85 is mainly made from corn, and produced in Nebraska.

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