Tag: E15

Growth Energy pushing E15 in light of oil pipeline spills

Growth Energy pushing E15 in light of oil pipeline spills

September 21, 2016 |

In Washington, a September 9 leak in the Colonial pipeline, which supplies gasoline to many states in the southeast and east coast has resulted not only in gasoline shortages, but also price spikes at the pump. As workers act to fix the leak and remediate the environmental consequences of a 336,000-gallon gasoline spill, Emily Skor, […]

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E15 to get a shot in the arm September 15

E15 to get a shot in the arm September 15

September 15, 2016 |

In Washington, consumer choice at the pump will get a shot in the arm on Sept. 15 as the U.S. EPA’s arcane restriction on summertime E15 sales finally expires for the year. The end of EPA’s “volatility control season” means many gasoline retailers can again sell E15 to conventional automobiles built in 2001 and later […]

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Seven governors write to EPA asking to pave the way for E15 and mid-level ethanol blends

Seven governors write to EPA asking to pave the way for E15 and mid-level ethanol blends

September 14, 2016 |

In Washington, seven governors sent a bipartisan letter to EPA asking that the Agency “remove a significant regularly obstacle that is preventing large-scale availability and use of E15 and mid-level ethanol blends.” ACE helped encourage governors to sign onto the letter.  Governors Terry Branstad (R-Iowa), Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota), Jay Nixon (D-Missouri), Pete […]

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Rule change proposed to allow E15 in New York state

Rule change proposed to allow E15 in New York state

September 6, 2016 |

In New York state, the Department of Markets and Agriculture has proposed a rule change that would allow fuel sold at the pump to contain a maximum of 15% ethanol compared to 10% currently. The rule includes separate labeling for E10 and E15 pumps. Because the rule is in line with ASTM and standard applicable […]

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Reuters analysis shows 20% of US car fleet can safely use E15

Reuters analysis shows 20% of US car fleet can safely use E15

July 27, 2016 |

In New York state, Reuters analysis shows 20% of the US car fleet could safely use E15, much higher than the 14% estimated by the American Automobile Association in June 2015, and that number will continue to rise as drivers buy new vehicles going into the end of the year. Despite growing capability, full fleet […]

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RaceTrac launches E15 ethanol, joins Prime the Pump Initiative

RaceTrac launches E15 ethanol, joins Prime the Pump Initiative

July 6, 2016 |

In Washington, RaceTrac is joining a growing list of retailers as part of the Growth Energy Prime the Pump initiative. RaceTrac is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and operates more than 600 company-owned and third-party contract operated stores under the RaceTrac and RaceWay names in 12 southern states. Growth Energy works in collaboration with Prime the […]

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RFA releases additional equipment guidelines for retailers providing E15

RFA releases additional equipment guidelines for retailers providing E15

May 1, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has published new equipment guidance for E15 retailers to prevent the possibility of retailers ordering equipment that cannot legally dispense E15. The guidance includes consideration to the following items: What are the equipment options to legally offer E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles? What are the various dispenser […]

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US drivers pass 150 million miles on E15 without negative effects

US drivers pass 150 million miles on E15 without negative effects

April 7, 2016 |

In Washington, major gasoline retailers working with Growth Energy have reported that over the past 12 months, using the U.S. average gas mileage of 20 miles-per-gallon, consumers have surpassed 150 million miles using E15 without any negative effects. Retailers including Sheetz, Kum & Go, MAPCO, Minnoco, Murphy USA and Protec have responded to consumer demand for […]

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Thorntons to add E15 at 43 Chicago-area outlets

Thorntons to add E15 at 43 Chicago-area outlets

March 20, 2016 |

In Illinois, fuel retailer Thorntons will offer its branded E15 option, Unleaded15, at all 43 Chicago-area locations beginning this month. In response, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen issued the following statement: “We are pleased to see E15’s footprint growing throughout the country. Chicago consumers can now benefit from using a lower carbon, […]

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RFA says more than 60% of vehicles sold in 2015 can use E15

RFA says more than 60% of vehicles sold in 2015 can use E15

January 12, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says that last year automakers sold a record 17.47 million vehicles in the United States, with an overwhelming majority explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use E15 (a fuel blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline), according to statistics from Autodata and an analysis by the Renewable […]

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