The convenience store chain Sheetz is selling its Unleaded 88 gasoline for $1.99 a gallon this week at nearly 400 stations across the mid-Atlantic region, the company announced Monday.
The special price on the fuel will be in place through Monday.
“We hope this price reduction provides much-needed relief at the pump for our customers as they travel for the Thanksgiving holiday,” Sheetz CEO Travis Sheetz said in a news release.
The gasoline, a fuel blend known as E15, can be used in most 2001 and newer car, truck and SUV models. The fuel blend is 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline.
The Environmental Protection Agency warns that some vehicles cannot use the fuel. They include:
· On-highway and nonroad motorcycles;
· Vehicles with heavy-duty engines, such as school buses, transit buses, and delivery trucks;
· Nonroad vehicles, such as boats and snowmobiles;
· Engines in nonroad equipment such as lawn mowers and chain saws; or
· Model year 2000 and older cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles.
Drivers can check their vehicle owner’s manual to make sure they can use the fuel blend.
The promotion comes as the national average gas price is 23 cents a gallon higher than it was one year ago, according to the AAA. The average price for a gallon of gasoline on Tuesday in the U.S. was $3.63.
The price at Sheetz this week shows a significant drop from gasoline’s record high of $5.016 on June 16.
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