Pennsylvania

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

Maximum E85 use:615 Million GPY
FFVs in use:1,004,956
E85 stations:45
Flex Station implied demand:+340
Maximum E15 use:3.9 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:8,042,940
E15 Station implied demand:+3,078

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Retailers in the Philadelphia metro area (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia) are required to sell Northern-grade RFG.

Reid Vapor Pressure:

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

State incentives

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)

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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Pennsylvania
AVG STATION (107,000 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 19,700 $3,300
New Customers/Mo:+2,187 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$6,400
RINs not applied to reduce price:$950
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $10,650
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:46,700$7,800
New Customers/Mo:+5,187 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$15,100
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,700
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $25,600

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