UPI Energy LP

UPI Energy LP

March 27, 2007 13:24 ET

UPI Energy LP: Guelph Gas Station Offers E85 to Motorists

GUELPH, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 27, 2007) - The environmentally friendliest gasoline possible, E85, has been available to motorists in the Guelph area, following its launch on January 30, 2007 by UPI Energy LP at their gas bar on Wellington Road 124.

E85 is a premium quality, high octane, gasoline, which contains up to 85% ethanol and UPI's high quality unleaded gasoline. The resulting blend offers the highest octane available in Ontario. And, like all of UPI's ethanol-blended gasolines, it's made from ethanol produced right here in Ontario, which means a boost to Ontario's economy, and another market for corn growers. The environmental footprint left from E85 is the least significant possible for any gasoline product. E85 benefits the environment by lowering vehicle carbon monoxide emissions, generating less carbon dioxide discharge, and releasing fewer volatile organic compounds and particulate matter than either 10% ethanol-blended or conventional gasolines.

"It simply makes sense to bring a product that helps eliminate some of the leading contributors to climate change into the rural market. After all, rural Ontario, with it's crops and farms, relies more on a predictable, constant climate than the large urban centres", says Robert P. Sicard, UPI Energy LP's President and CEO.

UPI is a forerunner in the marketplace, with innovative, environmentally friendlier fuels. UPI was the first fuel supplier to offer ethanol-blended gasolines to both the farm and motorists across Ontario in 1993. They followed up that success with the launch of Biodiesel in 2003, and now with E85, they are further expanding into the renewable fuels market.

Introducing UPI's E85

Q: What is UPI's E85?
A: UPI introduces its newest product - E85, a blend of high octane,
water-free ethanol, produced from corn or similar starches, and
UPI's high quality unleaded gasoline. The proportions are usually
blended with 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline; the percentage of gasoline
enhances starting in extremely cold weather. The blending will vary
slightly by season, and will have up to 85% ethanol content.

Q: How does E85 benefit the environment?
A: E85 lowers the carbon monoxide emissions, as the ethanol oxygenates the
fuel. In addition, there are lower net carbon dioxide emissions, and
fewer emissions of volatile organic compounds and particulate matter.
In addition, there is the reduction of the environmental costs and risks
associated with the exploration, extraction and transportation of fossil

Q: What other advantages does E85 offer?
A: UPI's E85 provides consumers with a high octane gasoline, which relies
less on imported light crude oil, ensures a cleaner burning engine, and
improved vehicle performance. The ethanol component also expands market
opportunities for Canadian farmers, and provides some economic
opportunities for rural Canada.

Q: Is it okay to use in my engine?
A: UPI's E85 is safe to use in all Flex-Fuel Vehicles (FFV). Currently,
several auto manufacturers produce vehicles that are able to run on any
combination of ethanol and gasoline, with up to 85% ethanol in the
mixture. Ford has been manufacturing FFVs since 1999; in addition there
are current FFVs available on the market from Chrysler, Dodge,
Chevrolet, GMC, Nissan, Mercedes, Mazda and Isuzu. Please check with
your vehicle manufacturer before using E85.

Q: How do I know if my car or truck is a Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV)?
A: Check your vehicle identification number (VIN) with the model and VIN
numbers on the E85 website (www.e85fuel.com). Remember that vehicles
may vary from Canada to USA and checking your individual VIN number is
the best method. If you are not sure contact the service department of
your car or truck dealer.

Q: What happens when E85 is not available?
A: Flexible Fuel Vehicles allows the driver to use a combination of regular
gasoline/ethanol from 100 % regular gasoline to 85% ethanol blended
gasoline. A driver can use regular gasoline if E85 is not available.

Q: What fuel mileage should I expect?
A: A litre of E85 contains less energy per volume when compared to regular
gasoline. E85 has a higher octane number than regular gasoline.
Flexible Fuel Vehicles using E85 gasoline have experienced a 10-15%
drop in fuel economy. This will vary based on the way one drives, the
air pressure in the tires and additional driving conditions.

Q: Where will the product be available?
A: E85 will be distributed from UPI's Gas Bar in Guelph. It will be
available to customers in Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and
surrounding Guelph area. For more information contact UPI's
Public Relations Group by calling (519) 821-2667 or toll free at

Quality. Dependability. Innovation - that's what UPI stands for!

Contact Information

  • UPI Energy LP
    Megan Golden
    Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
    (519) 821-2667
    (519) 821-4919 (FAX)