North Dakota

POPULATION (2015): 756,927

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 830,792

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 470 Million GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 446

Maximum E85 use:116 Million GPY
FFVs in use:163,920
E85 stations:55
Flex Station implied demand:+33
Maximum E15 use:375 Million GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:664,633
E15 Station implied demand:+357

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Conventional

Reid Vapor Pressure:

All retailers are required to sell 9.0 psi RVP gasoline from June 1-September 15.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Weights and Measures, 701-328-2400

State incentives

Alternative Fuel Labeling Requirement
Alternative fuel retailers must label retail dispensing units with the price, name, and main components of the alternative fuel or alternative fuel blend being sold. The labeling must follow established labeling specifications for petroleum-based fuels. An alternative fuel producer may provide the retailer with a label promoting the benefits of the alternative fuel if the label meets the specified requirements. Alternative fuel is defined as a fuel used in an engine or vehicle other than a petroleum-based fuel, including biodiesel and green diesel. Alcohol fuel blends containing at least 1% of alcohol by volume must also be clearly labeled at the dispenser and on any price advertisements. (North Dakota Century Code 19-10-03.1 and 19-10-03.3)

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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North Dakota
AVG STATION (88,000 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 16,200 $2,700
New Customers/Mo:+1,797 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$5,200
RINs not applied to reduce price:$780
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $8,680
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:38,400$6,400
New Customers/Mo:+4,262 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$12,400
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,200
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $21,000

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