Arkansas

POPULATION (2015): 2,978,204

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 2,674,203

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 1.4 Billion GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 1,571

Maximum E85 use:280 Million GPY
FFVs in use:419,310
E85 stations:47
Flex Station implied demand:+199
Maximum E15 use:1.1 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:2,139,362
E15 Station implied demand:+1,257

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Conventional

Reid Vapor Pressure:
9.0 psi RVP gasoline is sold year round.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 501-682-0744

State incentives

None

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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Arkansas
AVG STATION (75,200 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 13,140 $2,300
New Customers/Mo:+1,544 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$4,500
RINs not applied to reduce price:$670
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $7,470
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:33,000$5,500
New Customers/Mo:+3,660 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$10,700
RINs not applied to reduce price:$1,900
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $18,100

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