Kroger to Offer E85 in Ohio
6 July 2006
The Kroger Co., one of the US’s largest grocery chains, will begin selling E85 ethanol fuel at stations in central Ohio beginning in August. The first Ohio Kroger fuel station with E85 will be in Columbus.
The company is making station improvements needed to offer E85 in Ohio and plans to offer E85 at more Kroger fuel centers as consumer demand grows. Specific locations throughout central Ohio, Dayton, Cincinnati and Toledo will be announced as they come on line.
We believe customer interest in this alternative fuel will grow as it becomes more conveniently available.—Bruce Macaulay, President of Kroger’s Great Lakes division
The Kroger Great Lakes division, based in Columbus, includes 245 grocery stores in Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia. Kroger operates more than 600 supermarket fueling stations nationwide, including more than 80 in Ohio, all of which are located next to Kroger retail grocery stores. Kroger also operates more than 700 convenience store fueling sites in the US.
Kroger launched E85 fuel stations in Texas last month and is exploring additional opportunities to offer customers E85 fuel throughout the US. Kroger Plus Card customers will enjoy the additional per gallon savings offered on all types of fuel.
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