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Ohio

POPULATION (2015): 11,613,423

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 10,008,807

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 4.9 Billion GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 3,959

Maximum E85 use:674 Million GPY
FFVs in use:1,092,983
E85 stations:145
Flex Station implied demand:+287
Maximum E15 use:3.9 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:8,007,045
E15 Station implied demand:+3,167

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Conventional

Reid Vapor Pressure:

Retailers in Butler, Clark, Clermont, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery and Warren are required to sell 7.8 psi RVP from June 1-September 15.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Weights and Measures, 614-728-6290

State incentives

Alternative Fuel Signage
The Ohio Turnpike Commission allows businesses to place their logos on directional signs within the right-of-way of state turnpikes. An alternative fuel retailer may include a marking or symbol within their logo indicating that it sells E85. For more information, see the Ohio Turnpike Commission website. (Ohio Revised Code 125.831 and 5537.30)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition and Fuel Use Requirements
With the exception of law enforcement vehicles, all newly acquired state agency vehicles must be capable of using an alternative fuel (including E85) and must use the relevant alternative fuel if it is reasonably priced and available. (Ohio Revised Code 123.01, 125.831-125.832, 125.834 and 125.836; and Executive Order (2007-02)

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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Ohio
AVG STATION (104,000 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 19,200 $3,200
New Customers/Mo:+2,132 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$6,200
RINs not applied to reduce price:$930
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $10,330
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:45,500$7,600
New Customers/Mo:+5,056 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$14,800
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,600
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $25,000

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