georgia

Georgia

POPULATION (2015): 10,214,860

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 7,914,089

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 4.7 Billion GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 5,150

Maximum E85 use:700 Million GPY
FFVs in use:945,194
E85 stations:59
Flex Station implied demand:+556
Maximum E15 use:3.7 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:6,331,271
E15 Station implied demand:+4,120

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Conventional (effective October 1, 2015)

Reid Vapor Pressure:

9.0 psi RVP gas is required statewide from May 1-September 15 with RVP further reduced to 7.8 psi from June 1-September 15 in the 13-county Atlanta metro area, which includes Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Agriculture (Fuels and Measures Division), 404-656-3605

State incentives

Ethanol Blending Regulation
Gasoline suppliers who provide fuel to distributors in the state must offer gasoline that is suitable for blending with fuel alcohol. Suppliers may not prevent or inhibit a gasoline distributor from being a blender or from qualifying for any federal or state tax credit offered to blenders. (Georgia Code 10-1-234.1)

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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Georgia
AVG STATION (75,400 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 13,900 $2,300
New Customers/Mo:+1,548 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$4,500
RINs not applied to reduce price:$670
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $7,470
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:33,000$5,500
New Customers/Mo:+3,671 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$10,700
RINs not applied to reduce price:$1,890
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $18,090

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