July 30, 2009 Washington, USA -- The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the voice of the ethanol industry, is proud to announce the opening of the first E85 station in Coolidge, Arizona, on July 31, 2009.
The grand opening celebration will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at the station location at 295 S. Arizona Blvd. in Coolidge. The celebration will include a ribbon-cutting and comments from city officials.
The station, opened in conjunction with Coolidge Chevron (Discovery Fuels), Pinal Energy and the Tucson Regional Clean Cities Coalition as well as the RFA, will celebrate the opening by offering E85 at a discounted 85 cents per gallon for 85 minutes (from 10:30 am to 11:55 am). Customers will also be able to purchase pizza and soda for 85 cents during the same time period.
"This is an exciting day for the consumers of Pinal County," said Robert White, Director of Market Development for the Renewable Fuels Association. "Consumers now have a choice to use an American fuel that was made just down the road at Pinal Energy."
"Bringing a clean fuel alternative like E85 to the Pinal County consumer, being a good community partner and being a part of building a better tomorrow was important to Coolidge Chevron," said Mike Mennenga, owner of the Coolidge Chevron. "The timing makes sense given current gasoline prices and the renewed focus on preserving our environment."
E85 is a blend of 85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline, designed for flex-fuel vehicles only. To determine if your vehicle can use E85, visit Choose Ethanol.