BROOKINGS, SD – VeraSun Energy Corp. has opened 20 VE85 fueling locations at existing E-85 Kroger convenience stores in Texas. Kroger will offer VeraSun’s branded E-85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, for flexible-fuel vehicles at 20 different locations in and around the Dallas and Houston metro areas.
With the addition of the 20 VE85 fueling locations in Texas, VeraSun now has more than 140 retail fueling stations in 13 states and the District of Columbia. VeraSun and Kroger initially partnered in August 2007 to open VE85 fueling locations at 20 Kroger convenience stores primarily in Ohio, making Kroger the first national retailer to sell VE85. With the addition of the Texas locations, VE85 is now available at 44 different Kroger fueling locations in four states.
Currently the state of Texas has 30 retail E-85 fueling locations, 20 of which are Kroger locations.
VE85 was launched in May 2005 with seven stations in Sioux Falls, S.D., and is now available in Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Pittsburgh, in addition to the Ohio metro areas of Cincinnati, Columbus, and Toledo. In June, VeraSun, General Motors, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car partnered to open the first E-85 retail location in Washington, D.C.
For more information about VE85 and where to find VE85 stations, visit www.VE85.com.