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Pioneering alternative fuel station closes

The state's first all-alternative fuel station has shut off its pumps.

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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. — The state's first all-alternative fuel station has shut off its pumps.

America's Fuel opened two years ago, offering E-85 and E-10 ethanol-gas blends and biodeisel.

The station's owner said drivers were buying plenty of the alternative fuels, but he was unsuccessful in his attempts to obtain local approvals to open a convenience store on the site. Without the store, he said, the station couldn't produce enough profit.

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