pinkpumpIt’s “Pink at the Pump” month at some of the Iowa retailers who sell a higher blend of ethanol.

Grant Menke of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association says it applies to E-15 and 28 Iowa stations are participating and ” for the entire month of October have agreed to donate three cents per gallon to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every gallon of E-15 that they sell during the month.”

You may have noticed the promotion if you’ve filled up at a station with E-15 pumps. Participating locations have pink nozzle guards, to mark the grade of fuel that is part of the promotion.

“2001 and newer vehicles are all approved by the EPA for E-15, so it’s safe for your vehicle. You’ve going to get the mileage,” Menke says. “You’ve going to save money and then with this National Breast Cancer Foundation tie-in, you’re also going to help save lives.”

e15pumpThe average price for regular unleaded in Iowa is currently $2.20 a gallon and E-15 is selling for about 20 cents less.

Here’s the list of participating stations: “Murphy USA” stations in Clinton, Davenport, Fort Dodge, Indianola, Mason City, Newton and Sioux City; “Ampride” stations in Eagle Grove, Fort Dodge and Humboldt; “STAR Energy” stations in Fort Dodge, Guthrie Center, Spencer, Storm Lake and Yale; “New Century FS” stations in Grinnell, Melbourne and Vinton; the “Fast Stop” in Cresco; “United Farmers Coop” in Creston and Mount Ayr; “Three Rivers FS” in Elkader; “Hull Coop” in Hull; “Linn Coop Oil Company” in Marion; “Good and Quick” in Nevada; “Junction 9-75” in Rock Rapids; “Fuel Time” in St. Ansgar and the “Feed Ranch” in Waukon.

(Reporting by Woody Gottburg, KSCJ, Sioux City)