POPULATION (2015): 6,600,299
REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 5,304,908
ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 3.2 Billion GPY
TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 3,304
Retailers in Davison, Rutherford, Shelby, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties require 7.8 psi RVP gasoline from June 1-September 15. Retailers in all other locations require 9.0 psi RVP gasoline. Also, gas that contains 9%-10% ethanol receives a 1.0 psi waiver during those months. In May, the state accepts 11.5 psi gasoline at the retail level during the seasonal transition.
Contact information for key state regulatory agencies
Department of Weights and Measures, 615-837-5103
Biofuel Blending Contract Regulation
Any provision in a contract between a fuel wholesaler and a refiner or supplier that limits or restricts the wholesaler’s ability to blend petroleum products with ethanol or biodiesel is void. This regulation applies to contracts executed or renewed on or after January 1, 2010. (Tennessee Code 47-25-2004)
Supply of Petroleum Products for Blending with Biofuels
Petroleum product refiners and suppliers must make all grades of gasoline and diesel fuel available to any wholesaler in a condition that allows for the fuel to be blended with ethanol or other bio-based products and sold in Tennessee. In addition, gasoline products must be available with detergent additives in sufficient concentrations such that after the addition of ethanol, the final product meets or exceeds the lowest additive concentrations that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires. (Tennessee Code 47-25-2003)
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 (80,200 GPM)