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Rhode Island

POPULATION (2015): 1,056,298

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 830,774

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 365 Million GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 328

Maximum E85 use:28 Million GPY
FFVs in use:51,618
E85 stations:0
Flex Station implied demand:+20
Maximum E15 use:292 Million GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:664,619
E15 Station implied demand:+262

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

N/A

Reid Vapor Pressure:

The entire state uses Northern-grade fuel and has opted into the RFG program.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Labor and Training, 401-462-8570

State incentives

None

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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Rhode Island
AVG STATION (92,800 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 17,100 $2,800
New Customers/Mo:+1,905 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$5,600
RINs not applied to reduce price:$830
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $9,230
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:40,700$6,800
New Customers/Mo:+4,517 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$13,200
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,300
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $22,300

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