ALTOONA, Pa., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania motorists wishing to use E-85, a cleaner fuel consisting of 85 percent Ethanol, will soon have a more consistent source of fuel as they travel between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.
Sheetz today unveiled its "East-West Clean Fuel Corridor" where E-85 fuel may be purchased. That includes three Pittsburgh area Sheetz locations and three locations in and near Harrisburg.
"We are taking this step to help our customers who want to use E-85," said Stan Sheetz, president and CEO of Sheetz, Inc. "They shouldn't have to search for E-85 locations as they travel. Our customers in Pittsburgh have had access to E-85 at three locations since 2007. Now, commuters traveling east and west between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg will know exactly where they can refuel. Our goal is to expand the use of E-85 into more locations to extend the corridor and help our customers."
The six Sheetz locations selling E-85 include:
- 5410 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh;
- 1000 Clairton Blvd, Pittsburgh;
- 3954 William Penn Hwy; Monroeville;
- 1098 Harrisburg Pike; Carlisle;
- 1796 West Trindle Road; Carlisle; and
- 6290 Allentown Blvd, Harrisburg
The six Sheetz locations will display special E-85 signage to show that the fuel is available. Informational brochures also will be available for motorists at each location.
"With gasoline prices constantly fluctuating, it's important that we provide our customers fuel options," added Sheetz. "Increasing the use of E-85 decreases our reliance on foreign oil while providing more opportunities for America's corn farmers. It also reduces emissions and helps with cleaner air."
E-85 is a biofuel mixture of 85% Ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline. While all vehicles are not equipped to use E-85, a growing number of cars and trucks have that flexibility. Motorists can find out if their vehicles may use E-85, and learn more about the benefits of Ethanol, which is made from corn, by visiting Sheetz.com.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $4.5 billion in revenue for 2010 and more than 13,500 employees. The company operates more than 380 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio and North Carolina and has been on that list in Pennsylvania for eight consecutive years. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.
SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.