Gloucester gets second alternative fuel station

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by Velma Scaife

WVEC.com

Posted on October 13, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 13 at 12:41 PM

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.

 

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