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MFA to Open 41st E85 Station in Franklin County, MO

Date Posted: April 25, 2007

The April 27 grand opening of the MFA Oil Petro-Card 24 fueling station at 7485 Hwy 47, Union, Mo., is a major step in reducing greenhouse emissions in Franklin County, according to St. Louis Regional Clean Cities (STLRCC).

The station will be the first in Franklin County where motorists who own vehicles that burn E85 can fill their tanks.

“This is what we need all over the state,” said STLRCC Director Bob Masson.

The Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) will join automakers, state clean air agencies, regional planners, and elected officials from the state and county to celebrate the event.

At 11 a.m., Presiding Commissioner Ed Hillhouse will emcee the short program announcing the importance of the availability of clean fuels in Franklin County.

E85 will sell for 85 cents per gallon from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

MCGA, Missouri Soybean Association and the East-West Gateway Council of Governments will join STLRCC to offer their public relations efforts in educating motorists on the benefits of burning clean fuels and the availability of E85.

“My congratulations to MFA Oil Company for opening their 41st E85 station in Missouri,” stated MCGA Executive Director Gary Marshall.

“MFA Oil Company is the leader in Missouri in promoting alternative fuels.

"Opening this first station in Franklin County will help improve air quality in the area, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and provide a tremendous market opportunity for homegrown, corn-based ethanol.”

A lineup of clean-fuel burning vehicles will be on display, courtesy of General Motors, STLRCC, Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MODNR), Monsanto, and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council.

As have the other 40 MFA Oil facilities in operation in their service area, this new E85 station also received assistance from the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition.

MFA Oil has opened 41 E85 stations throughout the states of Arkansas, Iowa and Missouri and 9 more facilities are planned to open soon.

For a complete listing of these facilities, go to www.e85refueling.com.

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