Sheetz selling 'flex fuel' for $1.85 through April
If you drive a vehicle powered by so-called “flex-fuel”, you’ll find a bargain when you fill up at pumps at Sheetz thru the end of April.
The Mid-Atlantic restaurant and convenience chain announced it has reduced the price of E85 to $1.85 a gallon until midnight on April 30, 2023.
The reduction is available at the more than 375 Sheetz store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, and North Carolina that offer E85.
E85 is approved for use only in "flexible fuel vehicles" designed to run on gasoline or gasoline-ethanol blends of up to 85% ethanol (E85).
Customers can utilize this tool to see if their vehicle is approved for Flex Fuel or can check their owner's manual to see if their car is able to run with E85.
This grade of fuel contains more ethanol (51%-83%) and is a cleaner burning fuel than other fuel grades.
Because of its high octane and clean burning, the summer blend of E85 is a popular low-cost alternative to racing fuel for many sports vehicles with compatible engines, according to a news release from Sheetz.
However, E85 is not compatible with all vehicles. It is designed specifically for "flexible fuel vehicles" or FFVs. FFVs can use regular gasoline (E10), E15, or E85. When available, E85 is clearly designated as a different fuel type and should not be used in standard vehicles.