Pioneering alternative fuel station closes
Posted April 22, 2008 4:27 p.m. EDT
Updated April 30, 2008 5:58 p.m. EDT
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.