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New York

POPULATION (2015): 19,975,791

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 10,531,238

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 5.5 Billion GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 4,829

Maximum E85 use:630 Million GPY
FFVs in use:952,710
E85 stations:82
Flex Station implied demand:+355
Maximum E15 use:4.4 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:8,424,990
E15 Station implied demand:+3,863

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Retailers in these counties must sell Northern-grade RFG: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester.

Reid Vapor Pressure:

The 1.0 psi RVP waiver for conventional gasoline containing 10% volume ethanol is not automatically granted.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (Bureau of Weights and Measures), 518-457-3146

State incentives

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirements
All new light-duty vehicles procured by state agencies and other affected entities must be AFVs, with the exception of designated specialty, police, or emergency vehicles. For more information, see the New York State Alternative Fueled Vehicles Program website. (Executive Order (PDF) 111, 2001; Executive Order (PDF) 142, 2005; and Executive Order 4, 2008)

Fuel Exclusivity Contract Regulation
Motor fuel franchise dealers may obtain alternative fuels from a supplier other than a franchise distributor. Any franchise provision that prohibits or discourages a dealer from purchasing or selling E85, biodiesel blends of at least 2% (B2), hydrogen, or compressed natural gas from a firm or individual other than the distributor is void as it pertains to that particular alternative fuel if the distributor does not supply or offer to supply the dealer with the alternative fuel. Distributors who violate the law by entering into exclusivity contracts will be subject to a $1,000 fine. If the distributor does offer alternative fuels, they may require the station to use their brands. (New York General Business Law 199-j)

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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New York
AVG STATION (95,500 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 17,600 $2,900
New Customers/Mo:+1,960 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$5,700
RINs not applied to reduce price:$850
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $9,450
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:41,900$7,000
New Customers/Mo:+4,647 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$13,600
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,400
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $23,000

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