GLOUCESTER -- Phillips Energy has opened the second station in Virginia to offer three alternative fuels -- E-85, propane and bio-diesel.
The fuels burn cleaner and are usually less expensive than regular gasoline - as much as 30 cents a gallon cheaper.
"A lot of poeple have these flex-fuel vehicles, the E-85, and there's no where really locally for them to buy the fuel, so they're dependent on buying gasoline only," said John Phillips.
Gloucester has five propane-powered school buses that were purchased last year, saving about 10 cents a mile compared to diesel fuel, Phillips stated.
There are about 300 flex-fuel vehicles registered on the middle Peninsula.