Casey’s General Stores to Offer E15 and E85; Expand Availability to Rural America

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ANKENY, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Casey’s General Stores, Inc., a Midwest convenience store chain ,
announced it will expand consumer choice by offering higher ethanol
blends of E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas. E15 is
a fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol and works well for any car 2001
and newer. E85 contains up to 83 percent ethanol and is a choice for
flex-fuel vehicle owners.

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, and Kansas
Corn Commission along with Growth Energy are assisting Casey’s with
their new program. The retail chain boasts over 1,950 convenience stores
across 15 states making it the nation’s 4th largest and its
adoption of higher biofuel blends marks a major milestone for renewable
fuel availability, especially across rural America where demand for
higher ethanol blends is at an all-time high.

We like the potential that E15 and E85 could bring to Casey’s and are
excited to provide our customers with a wide variety of fueling
options,” said Terry Handley, President and CEO of Casey’s. “We
appreciate the assistance Growth Energy, and the farmers funding the
corn checkoff in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas have invested in our E15 and
E85 program.”

We commend Casey’s initiative in expanding their fuel offering to
include clean-burning, high-octane, and more affordable biofuel
choices,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Each day more and more
retailers are embracing higher ethanol blends because today’s 21st
century drivers demand 21st century fuel. E15, in particular,
offers drivers an exceptional value in addition to tested higher
performance and reduced emissions.”

Casey’s joins Family Express, Kum & Go, MAPCO, Minnoco, Murphy USA,
Protec Fuels, QuikTrip, RaceTrac, Sheetz, and Thorntons in offering
their customers expanded fuel choices at the pump. E15 is the most
tested fuel in history. The United States Department of Energy, NASCAR,
and consumers have put it to the test over millions of miles with great
results.

To find their nearest E15 station, Casey’s customers should go to
GetEthanol.com.

About Growth Energy

Growth Energy represents producers and supporters of ethanol working to
bring consumers better choices at the fuel pump, grow America’s economy
and improve the environment for future generations. Our organization’s
national campaign – online at www.GetEthanol.com
– serves as the leading source of information for consumers seeking
cleaner, more affordable fueling options. For more information on our
organization, visit us at www.GrowthEnergy.org,
follow us on Twitter @GrowthEnergy, or connect with us on Facebook.

About Casey’s General Stores

Casey’s General Stores, Inc., headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, owns and
operates over 1,950 convenience stores in 15 Midwestern states. The
stores offer self-service gasoline, a wide variety of grocery items, and
prepared foods, such as made-from-scratch pizza and donuts, chicken
tenders, and sandwiches. Casey’s operates its own distribution centers,
delivering approximately 90% of in-store products as well as
approximately 75% of the fuel sold at our stores.

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB),
and Kansas Corn Commission work to develop and defend markets, fund
research, and provide education about corn and corn products. For more
information, visit
ilcorn.org,
iowacorn.org,
or
kscorn.com.

Contacts

Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
Doug Beech, 515-965-6284