POPULATION (2015): 6,006,401
REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 3,915,415
ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 2.7 Billion GPY
TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 1,852
Southern-grade RFG is required in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. Northern-grade RFG is required in Cecil County. The following counties agreed to be part of the RFG program and sell Southern-grade RFG: Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s and Queen Anne’s.
Counties that aren’t listed above use 9.0 psi RVP gasoline for May 1-September 15.
Contact information for key state regulatory agencies
Department of Weights and Measures, 410-841-5790
State Laws & Incentives
Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Grants
The Maryland Energy Administration administers the Maryland Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP), which provides grants to develop public access alternative fueling and charging infrastructure. Only Maryland-based private businesses are eligible, and projects must take place in the state. Grant awards will range from $35,000 to $500,000 and applicant cost share must be at least 50%. Applications are currently not being accepted (verified April 2017). For more information, including application requirements, see the Maryland AFIP Program website.
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
Ethanol plant direct E85/ethanol sales
Click here for a complete list of domestic ethanol producers and sales contacts for E85/direct ethanol sales
AVG STATION (123,000 GPM)