78 Million Gallons Of E15 Sold In MN In 2019

  • Wednesday, 05 February 2020 15:24

E15 sales in Minnesota in 2019 closed at 78.52 million gallons, a new all-time high.

According to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, E15 sales in December totaled 7.02 million gallons, 27 percent higher than the volume recorded in the same month in 2018 (5.53 million gallons).

The volume in December brought the total volume of E15 sold in Minnesota in 2019 to 78.52 million gallons, 32 percent more than the 59.4 million gallons recorded in 2018.

One key factor for the increase in sales last year was the removal of the archaic summertime ban on E15. Additionally, 65 more stations in the state began offering E15 in 2019, bringing the total number of stations selling E15 to 365.

These factors, along with aggressive marketing campaigns by industry stakeholders like MN Biofuels, helped push E15 sales to a new high in 2019.

Below, we've compiled some of the other milestones that were achieved in 2019:

1. Monthly E15 sales surpassed the 7-million gallon mark for the first time ever in May. It would surpass that mark three more times in 2019 (August, October and December).

2. The highest monthly volume recorded in 2019 was 7.17 million gallons in October.

3. The second highest monthly volume recorded in 2019 was 7.02 million gallons in December.

4. The volume of E15 sold by April 30, 2019 was 23.54 million gallons, more than the volume of E15 sold in Minnesota for the whole of 2017.

5. Annual E15 sales in Minnesota exceeded 60 million gallons for the first time ever when the year-to-date volume as at Oct 31, 2019 totaled 64.38 million gallons.

6. That record was then broken on Nov 30, 2019 when the year-to-date volume grew to 71.44 million gallons, hitting and surpassing the 70-million mark for the first time.

Minnesota E15 Sales 2019 Vs 2018


Source: Minn. Dept of Commerce