Wyoming

POPULATION (2015): 586,107

REGISTERED CARS & LIGHT TRUCKS: 787,805

ANNUAL GAS CONSUMPTION (2014): 351 Million GPY

TOTAL RETAIL STATIONS: 347

Maximum E85 use:52 Million GPY
FFVs in use:94,057
E85 stations:8
Flex Station implied demand:+30
Maximum E15 use:281 Million GPY
EPA approved E15 vehicles:630,244
E15 Station implied demand:+278

Fuel specifications

Gasoline:

Conventional

Reid Vapor Pressure:

Retailers across the state use 9.0 psi RVP gasoline from May 1-September 15.

Contact information for key state regulatory agencies

Weights and Measures, 307-777-7556

State Laws & Incentives

Alternative Fuel License Fee
Each alternative fuel supplier, refiner, distributor, terminal operator, importer or exporter of alternative fuel used in motor vehicles must obtain an annual license from the Wyoming Department of Transportation to conduct business in the state. The fee for each type of license is $25. (Reference Wyoming Statute 39-17-306)

Alternative Fuel Definition
Alternative fuels are defined as pure methanol, ethanol and other blends of at least 85% alcohol, natural gas, propane, coal-derived liquid fuels, hydrogen, electricity, pure biodiesel, renewable diesel, fuels other than alcohol that are derived from biological materials, and P-series fuels. Biodiesel is defined as mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats that meets current ASTM biodiesel standards. (Reference Wyoming Statutes 39-17-301)

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 Infrastructure Grants and Loan Guarantees
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants and loan guarantees to rural (population less than 50K) small businesses to purchase renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. Eligible renewable energy systems include equipment used to distribute flexible fuels. The maximum grant funding is 25% of project costs and the maximum loan guarantee is $25 million. The program is funded through fiscal year 2018 but is subject to congressional appropriations thereafter. For more information, see the REAP website.

Point of Contact
Office of Rural Development, Business and Cooperative Programs
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Phone: (202) 690-4730
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/

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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Wyoming
AVG STATION (84,300 GPM)
Average Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex: 15,600 $2,600
New Customers/Mo:+1,729 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$5,000
RINs not applied to reduce price:$750
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $8,350
Top Performing Retailer:
New gallons/$$/Mo E15 & Flex:36,900$6,100
New Customers/Mo:+4,100 
Additional Merch. Margin from above:$12,000
RINs not applied to reduce price:$2,100
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TOTAL NEW PROFIT/MO  $20,200

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