Tag: E15

Chicago mayor sends E15 legislation back to the drawing board

Chicago mayor sends E15 legislation back to the drawing board

December 11, 2014 |

In Illinois, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has deferred the vote on the proposed E15 availability mandate for the city, saying the proposal still needs tweaking so as not to negatively impact small businesses. The bill’s proponent, however, says it has already been weakened so smaller stations don’t have to comply, leaving just a quarter of […]

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Up to $11 million available to help Chicago gas stations switch to E15

Up to $11 million available to help Chicago gas stations switch to E15

December 9, 2014 |

In Illinois, the ethanol industry and the Chicago Lung Association are offering $11 million to gas stations to help them transition their pumps to E15 if the full city council approves a measure to mandate the blend city-wide. The policy has been watered down from its original version, giving stations 360 days to comply with […]

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E15 kicks off in Florida with Mid-State Energy and protect Fuel

E15 kicks off in Florida with Mid-State Energy and protect Fuel

December 4, 2014 |

In Florida, offering the first E15 in Florida, Sarasota’s Easy Stop Citgo and a Ft. Myers Marathon both held kickoff events with substantial discounts on E15 and E85 fuel on Dec. 3. The stations partnered with Mid-State Energy, based in Lake Wales, Florida, and Protec Fuel to launch 88-octane E15 fuel, some of the first […]

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RFA says two-thirds of 2015 models include E15 in their user manuals

RFA says two-thirds of 2015 models include E15 in their user manuals

November 6, 2014 |

In Washington, a Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis of model year (MY) 2015 warranty statements and owner’s manuals reveals that auto manufacturers explicitly approve the use of E15 (15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline) in approximately two-thirds of new vehicles. E15 is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for all 2001 and newer vehicles […]

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Chicago’s city council goes round 2 with E15 law

Chicago’s city council goes round 2 with E15 law

November 3, 2014 |

In Illinois, the City of Chicago’s finance committee is voting for a second time on a bill that would enable E15 throughout the city. This time, as opposed to the measure that failed over the summer, the proposed legislation includes an exemption on all filling stations selling less than 850,000 gallons of fuel per year and […]

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Cenex to make E15 more available to Minnesota consumers by covering installation costs

Cenex to make E15 more available to Minnesota consumers by covering installation costs

August 28, 2014 |

In Minnesota, E15 will be more available to consumers if CHS’s new program across their 1400 locations is a success. For Cenex retailers wanting to offer E15 in addition to their current gasoline products, the Cenex Tank Program will cover a significant portion of the cost to purchase and install an additional storage tank for […]

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Chicago City Council stalls before coming to vote on requiring E15

Chicago City Council stalls before coming to vote on requiring E15

July 29, 2014 |

In Illinois, a five hour hearing at the Chicago City Council Finance Committee on the introduction of E15 at gas stations across the city but ended in no vote. The proposal sought to require stations sell a minimum of 500,000 gallons of E15. High profile lobbyists from both sides of the debate participated in the […]

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Murphy USA Stations opens first of 7 planned E15/E85 additions in Iowa

Murphy USA Stations opens first of 7 planned E15/E85 additions in Iowa

June 26, 2014 |

In Iowa, Murphy USA is now offering E15 and E85 at its Indianola, Iowa location. The fueling site is the first of seven Murphy USA locations in Iowa to begin offering these higher ethanol blends. By the end of summer, E15 and E85 will also be available at Murphy USA locations in Clinton, Davenport, Fort […]

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Zimbabwe to stay with E15

Zimbabwe to stay with E15

June 23, 2014 |

In Zimbabwe, the government has decided to keep the ethanol blending mandate at 15% due to concerns about sugarcane production following floods earlier in the year. Earlier in the year, the E15 blend was drawn back down to E10 to compensate for lower ethanol production due to the flooding.  

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E15 out in Iowa until September– Big Oil to blame?

E15 out in Iowa until September– Big Oil to blame?

June 9, 2014 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has announced that Iowa retailers have temporarily stopped offering EPA-approved E15 to vehicles produced since 2001 until September 15, 2014. The Association blames Big Oil’s fuel distribution monopoly. Until September 15, E15 can only be offered to flex-fuel vehicles. IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton fired off: “If […]

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