POPULATION (2015): 1,844,128
REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 1,492,487
ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 815 Million GPY
TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 1,014
Retailers across the state sell 9.0 psi RVP gasoline from June 1-September 15.
Contact information for key state regulatory agencies
Office of Weights and Measures, 304-722-0602
Provision for Establishment of Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirements
The West Virginia Department of Administration may require that up to 75% of a state agency’s fleet consist of AFVs (includes ethanol flex fuel). To meet these requirements, agencies may purchase or lease AFVs or convert existing vehicles to operate using alternative fuels. The Department may waive this requirement if an agency’s vehicles are operating in an area where the agency cannot reasonably establish a central alternative fueling station or the lifetime cost of the vehicle or fueling infrastructure is significantly higher as compared to conventional vehicles or fuels. This requirement does not apply to law enforcement, emergency, public transit authority, state rail authority, non-road vehicles, or school buses. (West Virginia Code 5A-2A-1 and 5A-2A-2)
Alternative Fuel Use Requirement
West Virginia higher education governing boards must use alternative fuels to the maximum extent feasible. (West Virginia Code 18B-5-9)
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 (67,000 GPM)