Delaware

POPULATION (2015): 945,936

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 922,771

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 430 Million GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 249

Maximum E85 use:47 Million GPY
FFVs in use:80,367
E85 stations:1
Flex Station implied demand:+21
Maximum E15 use:344 Million GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:738,216
E15 Station implied demand:+199

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Northern-grade RFG is used statewide; it is required in Kent and New Castle counties. Sussex County opted in.

Reid Vapor Pressure:

N/A

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Weights and Measures, 302-698-4500

State incentives

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Acquisition Requirements
All new light-duty vehicles purchased by Delaware state agencies, departments, and offices must be hybrid electric, alternative fuel, fuel-efficient, or low emission vehicles, unless such a purchase compromises health, safety, or law enforcement needs. (Executive Order 18, 2010)

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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Delaware
AVG STATION (144,000 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 27,000 $4,400
New Customers/Mo:+2,954 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$8,600
RINs not applied to reduce price:$1,300
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $14,300
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:63,000$10,500
New Customers/Mo:+7,004 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$20,400
RINs not applied to reduce price:$3,600
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $34,500

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