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Alaska

POPULATION (2015): 738,432

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 764,845

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 280 Million GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 220

Maximum E85 use:33 Million GPY
FFVs in use:73,320
E85 stations:0
Flex Station implied demand:+21
Maximum E15 use:220 Million GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:611,876
E15 Station implied demand:+176

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:
Conventional
Reid Vapor Pressure:
Exempt from EPA’s summer requirements, which only apply to the lower 48 states.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

State Fire Marshal’s Office, 907-269-5491

State incentives

Ethanol Fuel Blend Tax Rate
The tax rate on fuel containing ethanol is $0.06 per gallon less than the tax rate on other motor fuels in certain geographic areas. This reduced rate is in effect during months ethanol fuel blends must be sold, transferred, or used to operate motor vehicles to reduce carbon monoxide emissions and attain federal or state air quality standards. (Alaska Statutes 43.40.010)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Requirement
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities must evaluate the cost, efficiency, and commercial availability of alternative fuels for automotive purposes every 5 years, and purchase or convert vehicles to operate using alternative fuels whenever practical. The Department may participate in joint ventures with public or private partners to increase availability of alternative fuels for consumers. (Alaska Statutes 44.42.020)

Federal incentives

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit
(Originally expired 12/31/13 - retroactively extended through 12/31/16, by H.R. 2029) Fueling equipment for E85 installed between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016, is eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the cost, not to exceed $30,000. Station owners with multiple locations can use the credit towards each site. For more information about claiming the credit, see IRS Form 8911.

Ethanol plant direct E85/ethanol sales

Click here for a complete list of domestic ethanol producers and sales contacts for E85/direct ethanol sales

E15/Flex Fuel Profit Estimate
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Alaska
AVG STATION (105,000 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 19,400 $3,200
New Customers/Mo:+2,156 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$6,300
RINs not applied to reduce price:$940
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $10,440
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:46,000$7,650
New Customers/Mo:+5,112 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$15,000
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,600
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $25,250

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