Mississippi

POPULATION (2015): 2,992,333

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 2,031,421

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 1.7 Billion GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 1,966

Maximum E85 use:430 Million GPY
FFVs in use:266,610
E85 stations:3
Flex Station implied demand:+405
Maximum E15 use:1.3 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:1,625,137
E15 Station implied demand:+1,573

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Conventional

Reid Vapor Pressure:

Sales vary per time of the year in the state, from November -March (13.5 psi), April (11.5 psi), May (11.5 psi-retail, 9.0 psi-wholesale) June-September 15 (9.0 psi); September 16-October (11.5 psi)

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Agriculture and Commerce (Petroleum Products Inspection Division), 601-359-1101

State Laws & Incentives

Ethanol Labeling Requirement
All gasoline containing 1% or more ethanol by volume offered for sale must be conspicuously identified as "with ethanol" or "containing ethanol." (Reference Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce Regulations(PDF) Subpart 4, Chapter 8, Section 106)

Fuel-Efficient and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Use
The State Bureau of Fleet Management (Bureau), operated through the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, coordinates and promotes fuel efficiency when state agencies purchase, lease, rent, acquire, use, maintain, and dispose of vehicles. The Bureau encourages state agencies to use fuel-efficient or hybrid electric vehicles as appropriate and, when feasible, use alternative fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, or electricity, to operate the vehicles. At least 75% of all vehicles titled under the Bureau must have a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated fuel economy rating of at least 40 miles per gallon for highway driving. (Reference Mississippi Code 25-1-77)

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 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
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/

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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Mississippi
AVG STATION (70,900 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 13,100 $2,200
New Customers/Mo:+1,455 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$4,200
RINs not applied to reduce price:$630
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $7,030
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:31,100$5,200
New Customers/Mo:+3,451 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$10,100
RINs not applied to reduce price:$1,800
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $17,100

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