On a year-on-year comparison, the volume in July was 2 percent lower than the volume recorded in July 2019 (6.86 million gallons).
On a cumulative basis, 41.81 million gallons of E15 was sold in Minnesota from January to July, marginally lower than the 43.75 million gallons sold during the same period last year.
The volume in July was the the third straight month of E15 sales growth in Minnesota following declining sales in March and April as a result of the state's stay-at-home order to slowdown the coronavirus pandemic.
Moreover, July's volume was the second highest volume recorded in 2020. The highest was recorded in January at 6.87 million gallons.
Traffic in the state steadily increased in July from June, according to data from the Metropolitan Council.
On June 1, traffic in the state was 14.4 percent lower than what it was a year ago. But by July 31, it was only 5.3 percent lower.