Kentucky

POPULATION (2015): 4,425,092

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 4,027,934

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 2.1 Billion GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 2,137

Maximum E85 use:300 Million GPY
FFVs in use:454,660
E85 stations:74
Flex Station implied demand:+167
Maximum E15 use:1.7 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:3,222,347
E15 Station implied demand:+1,710

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Northern-grade RFG is used in the following counties: Boone, Bullitt (in certain areas), Campbell, Jefferson, Kenton and Oldham (in certain areas).  

Reid Vapor Pressure:

In non-RFG counties, 9.0 psi RVP gasoline is required to be sold at the retail level from June 1-September 15.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Agriculture (Weights and Measures), 502-573-0282

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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Kentucky
AVG STATION (82,100 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 15,200 $2,500
New Customers/Mo:+1,685 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$4,900
RINs not applied to reduce price:$730
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $8,130
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:36,000$6,000
New Customers/Mo:+3,997 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$11,700
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,100
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $19,800

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