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NREL Ethanol Fueling Stations

Overview

The data in the Alternative Fueling Station dataset are gathered and verified through a variety of methods. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) obtains information about new stations from trade media, Clean Cities coordinators, the Submit New Station form on the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) website, and through collaborating with infrastructure equipment and fuel providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and industry groups.

Attributes

access_type

A description of who is allowed to access the station. Either public or private.

string
hours_of_operation

Hours of operation for the station.

string
access_detail

A description of other station access information.

string
payment_methods

An array of strings enumerating the station's accepted payment methods.

array
date_last_confirmed

The date the station's details were last confirmed.

string
expected_date

For planned stations, the date the station is expected to open or start carrying alternative fuel. For temporarily unavailable stations, the expected date is the date the station is expected to reopen. This date is estimated but not guaranteed.

string
nrel_station_id

Unique NREL station identifier.

integer
open_date

The date that the station began offering the fuel. Please note that most LPG (propane) stations do not have open dates. Some open dates are approximate. Also note that some electric station records that are imported to the Station Locator do not have open dates. See the About the Alternative Fueling Station Data page for more information: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/data_methods_stations.html.

string
owner_type

The type of organization that owns the fueling infrastructure.

string
status

The current status of the station.

string
station_name

The name of the station.

string
station_phone

The phone number of the station.

string
updated_at

The time the station's details were last updated.

string
facility_type

The type of facility at which the station is located.

string
geocode_accuracy

A rating indicating the approximate accuracy of the latitude and longitude for the station's address.

string
street_address

The street address of the station's location.

string
city

The city of the station's location.

string
state

The two character code for the U.S. state or Canadian province/territory of the station's location.

string
zip

The zip code (postal code) of the station's location.

string
zip4

The plus-4 portion of the station's ZIP code (U.S. ZIP codes only).

string
country

The two character country code of the station's location.

string
intersection_directions

Brief additional information about how to locate the station.

string
federal_agency

If the station is owned by a federal agency, the federal agency that owns this station.

string
e85_blender_pump

For ethanol stations, an indication of whether the station has a blender pump capable of providing mid-level ethanol blends on site.

boolean
e85_other_ethanol_blends

For ethanol stations, an array of strings identifying the ranges of blends other than E85 available at the station.

array