Mary Banmiller, director of retail operations for Warrenton Oil Company, said the popular truck stop at the west edge of the U.S. 61/Mo.
6 junction is a work in progress.
In fact, the biggest thing that's missing right now is the big trucks.
"We need warmer weather so we can pour concrete for the diesel islands," Banmiller
Until diesel sales start, the number of truckers will be light.
A few big rigs stop at the Eighteen Wheeler Restaurant
or park to rest, but a large part of the customer base has been going elsewhere for the past two weeks.
would like to see diesel fuel pumps operating by the last week in January.
If they do, then we could install it next week," Banmiller
A similar ethanol pump has been in use for several weeks at a FastLane site in Moscow Mills, Mo. Press releases from mid-December indicate that was the only station in Missouri to have the ethanol-blender pumps in use.
Other ethanol-blended fuel in the state generally has 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline -- known as E-10 fuel.
Higher blends of ethanol are less expensive than unleaded gasoline, Banmiller
There are some more distant plans for additions at the truck stop.
A truck repair garage is envisioned.
A hotel is being considered as well, but Banmiller
said that may be a few years "down the road."