E85 coming to 20 Dallas/Houston Kroger stores

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    E85 coming to 20 Dallas/Houston Kroger stores

    VeraSun Energy and Kroger Expand VE85™ Availability to Texas

    VeraSun’s Branded E85 to be Offered at 20 Kroger Locations Near Dallas and Houston

    Brookings, S.D., February 26, 2008 - VeraSun Energy Corp. (NYSE: VSE), one of the nation’s largest ethanol producers, and The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the opening of 20 VE85™ fueling locations at existing E85 Kroger convenience stores in Texas. Kroger will offer VeraSun’s branded E85, 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.

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    Dallas Area:
    Carrollton -- 4038 Old Denton Road
    Dallas -- 3939 Frankford at Midway
    Irving -- 7505 North MacArthur Boulevard
    North Richland Hills -- 9135 Grapevine Highway
    Mansfield -- 3001 Matlock Road
    Crowley -- 1004 South Crowley Road
    Plano -- 9700 Coit Road
    Sachse -- 5190 Highway 78

    Houston Area:
    Houston -- 1801 South Voss Road
    Katy -- 1705 Fry Road & Park Row
    Pearland -- 8323 Broadway
    Conroe -- 2222 I-45 North
    Cypress -- 17455 Spring Cypress
    Houston -- 12434 Tomball Parkway
    Humble -- 3820 Atascocita Road
    Houston -- 8500 Highway 6 North
    Sugar Land -- 11565 State Highway 6 South
    Magnolia -- 6616 Highway 1488
    League City -- 2750 East League City Parkway
    Spring -- 6060 FM 2920 at Kuykendahl

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    Re: E85 coming to 20 Dallas/Houston Kroger stores

    Guess this will help all the flexfuel vehicles I have seen around the Dallas area. I see a lot of Flex fuel Chevys in the area.

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    Re: E85 coming to 20 Dallas/Houston Kroger stores

    I've used the one at FM2920 & Kuykendahl.

    Kroger is the largest E85 retailer in the area. Just so happens my mother works at corporate.
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    Re: E85 coming to 20 Dallas/Houston Kroger stores

    Some of the Houston area locals have had E85, so for them it's just brand change. Better do some damage control about the price of groceries going up dramatically.

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    Re: E85 coming to 20 Dallas/Houston Kroger stores

    The station in Sachse has their E85 at $.30 less then regular unleaded. There has to be at least a $.50 difference in order for me to use it due to the mpg drop. Maybe this will now happen?

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    Re: E85 coming to 20 Dallas/Houston Kroger stores

    what is the typical MPG loss % of a vehicle burning E85 versus gasoline? with it becoming available in more places (i'm not too far from North Richland Hills) it may be a good decision to buy a flex fuel vehicle next time.

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    Re: E85 coming to 20 Dallas/Houston Kroger stores

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERBADD75 View Post
    what is the typical MPG loss % of a vehicle burning E85 versus gasoline? with it becoming available in more places (i'm not too far from North Richland Hills) it may be a good decision to buy a flex fuel vehicle next time.
    25-30%. Depending on where you live, E85 may be 15-20% cheaper than gasoline. So the real difference is pretty small.

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    Re: E85 coming to 20 Dallas/Houston Kroger stores

    So unfair. I live in Riverside CA, and the nearest station with E85 is in friggin Oceanside, 80 miles away. Where's the Governator in all his tree-hugging glory on this topic?

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    Re: E85 coming to 20 Dallas/Houston Kroger stores

    Quote Originally Posted by JVal14 View Post
    So unfair. I live in Riverside CA, and the nearest station with E85 is in friggin Oceanside, 80 miles away. Where's the Governator in all his tree-hugging glory on this topic?
    Much more unfair is there only 2 E85 fuel stations in Canada

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    Re: E85 coming to 20 Dallas/Houston Kroger stores

    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierRon View Post
    VeraSun Energy and Kroger Expand VE85™ Availability to Texas

    VeraSun’s Branded E85 to be Offered at 20 Kroger Locations Near Dallas and Houston

    Grrrr, STILL nothing along the HWY 114 corrodor, northwest of the airport.
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