Tag: E15

Canada looking to go E15 in early 2018

Canada looking to go E15 in early 2018

November 16, 2017 |

In Canada, the federal government is exploring an increase to its ethanol blending specifications to 15% from the current 10%, a move that is currently under consideration by a technical committee that could see the policy shift implemented in early 2018. Currently the ethanol mandate is for 5% while fuel is almost always blended at […]

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RFA hits back at oil industry’s attempts to undermine the truth about E15 storage

RFA hits back at oil industry’s attempts to undermine the truth about E15 storage

November 16, 2017 |

In Washington, the Petroleum Marketers Association of America’s recent claims that underground storage tanks at fueling stations cannot legally store gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) are “grossly overstated” and the group’s conclusion that Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements should be reduced is “completely unfounded,” the Renewable Fuels Association wrote this week to Senate Environment […]

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Growth Energy says drivers go another billion miles on E15 in just five months

Growth Energy says drivers go another billion miles on E15 in just five months

October 31, 2017 |

In Washington, Growth Energy recently announced that in just five months, American drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15, bringing the total miles driven across the U.S. to 2 billion. This comes on the heels of Growth Energy’s recent announcement that more than 1,000 stations across the country are currently offering E15 to consumers. More than […]

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E15 bill fails to get a vote in Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

E15 bill fails to get a vote in Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

October 10, 2017 |

In Washington, a bill that would have allowed for year-round sales of higher blends of ethanol was defeated and won’t get a vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this year. Ethanol producers argue that allowing year-round sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol (E15) would help increase the number of credits that […]

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EPA’s Pruitt signs fuel regulations waiver during Hurricane Harvey fuel shortages

EPA’s Pruitt signs fuel regulations waiver during Hurricane Harvey fuel shortages

September 2, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association applauded EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s waiver of some fuel regulations in 12 states and the District of Columbia as a good start to help manage the fuel supply shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf area. RFA also said that more needs to be done to truly […]

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Nebraska’s governor touts future of E15 at AEC annual convention

Nebraska’s governor touts future of E15 at AEC annual convention

August 17, 2017 |

In Nebraska, the governor waved the flag for higher ethanol blends during the American Ethanol Coalition’s annual conference in Omaha, saying the value addition that come from ethanol not only creates jobs but attracts investment to rural communities that in turn keep them strong. He says ethanol is at the heart of the state’s “golden […]

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Year-round E15 bill may get Senate committee vote on Wednesday

Year-round E15 bill may get Senate committee vote on Wednesday

July 20, 2017 |

In Washington, a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee vote on the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act that seeks to allow sales of E15 year-round could be held as soon as Wednesday. The fight over the bill has brought together pro-ethanol states and industries on one side against those who say the law would […]

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Concerns arise over E15 “flex-fuel” labeling

Concerns arise over E15 “flex-fuel” labeling

June 5, 2017 |

In Washington, there are concerns that the new labeling requirements for E15 calling it a flex-fuel will hit demand just as the fuel is starting to get traction nationwide. Consumers may expect they can only use E15 if they have a flex-fuel car rather than all new cars beginning with model year 2001 as approved […]

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“Nonsensical’ says RFA, as EPA re-commences summer shut-out of E15 ethanol

“Nonsensical’ says RFA, as EPA re-commences summer shut-out of E15 ethanol

June 4, 2017 |

In Washington, numerous pro-ethanol groups marked the official beginning of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “summer ozone control season,” which essentially prohibits  retail gas stations from selling E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol) in more than two-thirds of the nation’s gasoline market. According to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the de facto prohibition on summertime E15 sales […]

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More than 1 billion miles drives on E15

More than 1 billion miles drives on E15

May 25, 2017 |

In Washington, American consumers have helped E15—a fuel containing 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline—reach a significant milestone. According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15—attesting to the fuel’s performance, safety, […]

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