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Maine

POPULATION (2015): 1,329,328

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 1,139,175

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 780 Million GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 809

Maximum E85 use:103 Million GPY
FFVs in use:120,476
E85 stations:1
Flex Station implied demand:+85
Maximum E15 use:620 Million GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:911,340
E15 Station implied demand:+647

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

The EPA has approved a state proposal that requires the sale of a year-round RFG in these counties: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and York.  

Reid Vapor Pressure:

The counties that aren’t in the RFG program have a 9.0 psi RVP requirement to be sold at the retail level for May 1-September 15. During that time span, those counties do not have the 1.0 psi
RVP waiver.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Weights and Measures, 207-287-3841

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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Maine
AVG STATION (80,000 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 14,800 $2,500
New Customers/Mo:+1,643 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$4,800
RINs not applied to reduce price:$710
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $8,010
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:35,000$5,800
New Customers/Mo:+3,895 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$11,400
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,000
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $19,200

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