Connecticut

POPULATION (2015): 3,590,886

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 2,764,520

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 1.4 Billion GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 1,056

Maximum E85 use:119 Million GPY
FFVs in use:173,236
E85 stations:3
Flex Station implied demand:+67
Maximum E15 use:1.1 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:2.2 Million
E15 Station implied demand:+845

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Northern-grade RFG is used statewide; it is required in Fairfield County, cities of Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, Hartford, Middletown, New Britain, Norwalk and Stamford, and parts of Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Tolland counties, while the remainder of the state opted into the RFG program.

Reid Vapor Pressure:

N/A

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Consumer Protection, 860-713-6100

State Laws & Incentives

Ethanol Labeling Requirement
Any motor vehicle fuel sold at retail containing more than 1% ethanol or methanol must be labeled according to Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection specifications to indicate the percentage of ethanol in the fuel. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 16a-15)

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 Infrastructure Grants and Loan Guarantees
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants and loan guarantees to rural (population less than 50K) small businesses to purchase renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. Eligible renewable energy systems include equipment used to distribute flexible fuels. The maximum grant funding is 25% of project costs and the maximum loan guarantee is $25 million. The program is funded through fiscal year 2018 but is subject to congressional appropriations thereafter. For more information, see the REAP website.

Point of Contact
Office of Rural Development, Business and Cooperative Programs
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Phone: (202) 690-4730
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/

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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Connecticut
AVG STATION (112,000 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 20,700 $3,400
New Customers/Mo:+2,303 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$6,700
RINs not applied to reduce price:$1,000
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $11,100
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:49,200$8,200
New Customers/Mo:+5,465 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$16,000
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,900
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $27,100

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