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Groups want Springs drivers to look for the blue hose

Posted at 7:52 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 22:20:02-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Colorado's corn farmers, the American Lung Association, and Kum & Go stores are encouraging drivers in Colorado Springs to "look for the blue hose" the next time they fill up. the e-blend gas has a slightly higher amount of ethanol 15 percent versus the current 10 percent used in our state.

It's cheaper, has higher octane, and burns cleaner. Nicholas Colglazier of the group Colorado Corn said they launched the blue hose campaign in Colorado Springs because there so many stations here that offer the eblend gas.

"Colorado Springs actually has the highest concentration of e15 pumps in the entire state of Colorado," Colglazier said.

He said E15 gasoline is safe to use in vehicles made after 2001. In fact, NASCAR teams use the same fuel in their Cup series races.

In 2019, American ethanol use prevented an estimated 54 million tons of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.