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
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.
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
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 (99,600 GPM)