Massachusetts

POPULATION (2015): 6,794,422

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 4,855,945

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 2.7 Billion GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 2,058

Maximum E85 use:240 Million GPY
FFVs in use:345,131
E85 stations:6
Flex Station implied demand:+140
Maximum E15 use:2.2 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:3,884,756
E15 Station implied demand:+1,646

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

The state has opted into the RFG program and sells Northern-grade RFG.

Reid Vapor Pressure:

Follows RFG program.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Consumer Affairs and Business Protection, 617-727-3480

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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Massachusetts
AVG STATION (110,000 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 20,300 $3,400
New Customers/Mo:+2,251 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$6,600
RINs not applied to reduce price:$980
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $10,980
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:48,000$8,000
New Customers/Mo:+5,337 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$15,600
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,700
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $26,300

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