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Texas

POPULATION (2015): 27,469,114

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 20,329,786

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 13.3 Billion GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 11,113

Maximum E85 use:2.6 Billion GPY
FFVs in use:3,273,195
E85 stations:200
Flex Station implied demand:+1,589
Maximum E15 use:10.6 Billion GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:16,263,828
E15 Station implied demand:+8,890

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Retailers in the Houston and Dallas metro areas use
Southern-grade RFG. These areas include the counties of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller. The counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant have opted in.

Reid Vapor Pressure:

7.8 psi RVP gasoline is sold from May 1-October 1 in the following counties: Anderson, Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Bosque, Bowie, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Colorado, Comal, Cooke, Coryell, De Witt, Delta, Ellis, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Franklin, Freestone, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Karnes, Kaufman, Lamar, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Live Oak, Madison, Marion, Matagorda, McLennan, Milam, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nucese, Panola, Parker, Polk, Rains, Red River, Refugio, Robertson, Rockwall, Rusk, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Titus, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Washington, Wharton, Williamson, Wilson, Wise and Wood.  Retailers in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties are prohibited from selling gasoline with a maximum RVP exceeding 7.8 psi from June 1-September 15. El Paso County requires 7.0 psi gasoline from May 1-September 15.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Department of Weights and Measures, 512-463-7401

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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Texas
AVG STATION (99,600 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 18,400 $3,100
New Customers/Mo:+2,045 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$6,000
RINs not applied to reduce price:$890
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $9,990
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:43,600$7,300
New Customers/Mo:+4,849 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$14
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,500
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $9,814

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