POPULATION (2015): 2,890,845
REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 2,164,647
ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 1.1 Billion GPY
TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 756
The EPA approved Clark County’s request to suspend its clean burning gasoline program in 2010 to switch from the Las Vegas blendstock for oxygenate.
Washoe County requires 7.8 psi gasoline from June 1-September 15 to be sold on a retail basis. During that time span, blenders receive a 1.0 psi waiver for ethanol blending. Clark County has relaxed its RVP requirement in the wintertime to 13.5 psi RVP (from 9.0 psi).
Winter oxygenate requirement:
Clark County (Las Vegas) requires gasoline contain 3.5% oxygen from October to March, and Washoe County (Reno) requires gasoline with a minimum of 2.7% oxygen from October to January.
Contact information for key state regulatory agencies
Department of Weights and Measures
State Laws & 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
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 (122,000 GPM)