Gulf Oil has opened an E85 ethanol fueling station at the Charlton East Service Plaza on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to serve flex-fuel vehicles. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs partnered with Gulf to complete the project.
This facility is one of four new Gulf E85 stations planned for the Mass Pike, the company says. Stations are also operational at Charlton Westbound and the Westborough service plaza. Gulf opened its first E85 fueling station in Massachusetts at Logan Airport in October 2008.
‘We are proud to be among the first to open alternative fueling locations,’ says Ron Sabia, Gulf's president and chief operating officer. ‘We look forward to the day when we can offer more choices, primarily from our domestic sources, such as E85, biodiesel, compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG).’
The company notes that there are currently more than 100,000 flex-fuel vehicles registered in Massachusetts.