POPULATION (2015): 12,802,500
REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 10,053,676
ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 4.9 Billion GPY
TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 3,847
Retailers in the Philadelphia metro area (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia) are required to sell Northern-grade RFG.
Retailers in the following counties have a 7.8 psi RVP designation for June 1-September 15: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland. Retailers in those counties do not allow for a 1.0 psi waiver for ethanol blending. The rest of the state, except for the Philadelphia RFG area, sells 9.0 psi RVP gasoline during the summer.
Contact information for key state regulatory agencies
Bureau of Ride and Measurement Standards, 717-787-9089
Alternative Fuels Tax
Alternative fuels used to propel vehicles of any kind on public highways are taxed at a rate determined on a gasoline gallon equivalent basis. For more information, including applicable tax rates, see the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue website. Certain exemptions apply. (Title 75 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 90, Section 9004)
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
AVG STATION (107,000 GPM)