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Program Offers Incentive To Buyers Of Ethanol



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A little incentive is being offered to motorists who fuel up at the Pump 'n Pak near the Interstate 229 and Benson Road Tuesday.

As part of the South Dakota Ethanol Infrasturcture Incentive Program, the gas station is offering a fee car wash to drivers who fill up with ethanol. Leaders in the ethanol industry say the program offers drivers more options at the pump and say South Dakota produced ethanol continues to help keep fuel prices lower than traditional blends.

American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty said, "It creates competition in the marketplace and that's good for consumers because it increases fuel supplies and provides choices for consumers to buy different fuels maybe than they would have 20 years ago."

A study released by the South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association on Tuesday shows ethanol had more than a $3.8 billion overall impact on the South Dakota economy in 2012. That's more than a two billion dollar increase from 2004.
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