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Aberdeen C-Express to offer 40 cents off of ethanol Sept. 7

Posted on September 05, 2006

Ethanol-blended gasoline will be 40 cents less per gallon on Sept. 7 at the C-Express at 6th Avenue in Aberdeen, S.D. The South Dakota Corn Utilization Council (SDCUC) is sponsoring the event during which C-Express customers who choose ethanol-blended gasoline will get 40 cents off per gallon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

After 1 p.m., C-Express will continue to offer ethanol savings of 10 cents off per gallon until 7 p.m. that evening, extending the ethanol event. They will also offer in-store specials throughout the day and the South Dakota Lottery Spin-and-Win will also be on hand. Pheasant Country will broadcast live at the event while representatives of Heartland Grain Fuels and the SDCUC pump ethanol for C-Express customers.

In addition to the great savings on ethanol that day, the SDCUC will be selling raffle tickets in their “SD Corn Safari” promotion where participants can be entered into a drawing, to be held on Jan. 6, 2006, to win three incredible prizes including a two-year lease on a Chevrolet Silverado 4×4, a trip for two or $1,200 in free ethanol. Those purchasing raffle tickets the day of the Pump Tour will exclusively be eligible to win one of four separate prizes of $100 in ethanol that day. More winners will be drawn from the raffle box to receive additional merchandise that day.

“The 40-cent ethanol promotion at the C-Express is a tremendous savings to motorists and an excellent way to demonstrate the benefits of ethanol and its impact in local communities,” said Kirk Schaunaman, corn producer from Aberdeen, S.D. and board member for the SDCUC.

The ethanol industry opens up new markets for South Dakota corn growers. Demand for grain from ethanol production, also known as distillers grains, increases net farm income more than $1.2 billion a year. In addition, ethanol burns cleaner than other fuels, reducing carbon monoxide emissions by 25 percent.

This year South Dakota will produce over 450 million gallons of ethanol through its 11 plants located in Scotland, Aberdeen, Huron, Wentworth, Big Stone City, Watertown, Groton, Chancellor, Aurora, Rosholt and Hudson.

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