Cole County Departments Gas Up with E-85

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Thursday, March 29 2007 Mar 29, 2007 Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:50:09 PM CDT March 29, 2007 in News

The Cole County Commission has bought a new fuel tank and will install a new, E-85 pump next to the department's existing gas pump.

The Cole County Sheriff's Department also plans for its vehicles to fill up with the ethanol blend.

"E-85 is a fuel that is home-grown. It's not dependent upon foreign sources or from wells," said Larry Benz of the public works department. "It's actually manufactured. It's actually a little cheaper than regular fuel, so it would be a cost-saving for the sheriff's department to utilize it."

Cole County expects the change-over to be completed by the end of August.

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