Grady Chronister, president of the Springfield-based Chronister Oil Co., which owns the Qik-n-EZ chain of convenience stores, said he installed an E-85 pump at each of his 11 locations about five to six months ago at the urging of state officials."The more alternate forms of energy and transportation, the more viable we'll be,, Chronister said in the report. ,We can't just stick our head in the sand on this.
From our standpoint, it was just the right thing to do."
The state offers grants to station owners who install E-85 pumps.Chronister
received a $2,000 marketing grant for each E-85 pump from the Illinois Department of Commerce