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Gale’s Gas brings E30 to Ontario

October 16, 2014, St. Catharines, Ont. – The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association is lauding the efforts of Gale's Gas Bars in bringing E30 gasoline to Ontario. Gale's has sixteen sites throughout Niagara and E30 will be offered at 143 Welland Avenue, in St. Catharines, beginning October 16, 2014. E30 is a blend of 30 per cent ethanol and 70 per cent petroleum fuel for use in "FlexFuel" vehicles, which are specially designed to run on higher ethanol blends (like E30).


October 16, 2014
By Canadian Biomass

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October 16, 2014, St. Catharines, Ont. – The Canadian
Renewable Fuels Association is lauding the efforts of Gale's Gas Bars in
bringing E30 gasoline to Ontario. Gale's has sixteen sites throughout Niagara
and E30 will be offered at 143 Welland Avenue, in St. Catharines, beginning
October 16, 2014. E30 is a blend of 30 per cent ethanol and 70 per cent
petroleum fuel for use in "FlexFuel" vehicles, which are specially
designed to run on higher ethanol blends (like E30).

 

"Canadian consumers need and deserve more choices at
the fuel pump," said CRFA President W. Scott Thurlow. "Consumers purchase
FlexFuel vehicles for their performance and environmental benefits. Until now,
owners of FlexFuel vehicles in the Niagara Region could not find the fuel to
best match their FlexFuel vehicles and the associated price and emissions
advantages were being lost."

 

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Ethanol is proven to reduce harmful greenhouse gases (GHGs)
by up to 62 per cent compared to fossil fuels and makes meaningful reductions
to tailpipe emissions, smog-forming particulates, and carbon monoxide. Ethanol
also has an octane rating of 113, making higher-level ethanol blends ideal for
fueling high performance vehicles. Higher ethanol blends will also help
automakers comply with federal CAFÉ regulations, which will require much
stricter fuel economy and emissions requirements beginning in 2017. Those requirements
will require higher-octane fuels, and there is no cheaper and cleaner source of
octane than ethanol.

 

Jessica Friesen, CEO of Gale's, said, "We anticipate
the price of E30 being slightly more stable than the price of regular gasoline
and to typically be several cents/litre cheaper." Gale's is also offering
an opening-day special of 10 cents below the posted price of regular gasoline.

 

Gale's is the first gas station in Niagara offering E30
ethanol. Fuelling infrastructure turnover requires significant time to build
out properly. For this reason, CRFA recommends that governments encourage
existing pump turnover and new market entrants by providing tax incentives –
through either a direct tax credit or capital cost allowance depreciation – to
those individuals who want to offer consumers these alternative fuels.


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