Tag: E15

EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

June 19, 2018 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said during a charm offensive in the Midwest that he believes his agency has the statutory authority to grant year-round E15 sales, a process that would require rulemaking along with a notice and comment period. The administrator has come under heavy fire for […]

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EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

EPA administrator believes he has statutory right to approve year-round E15

June 12, 2018 |

In Iowa, Reuters reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said during a charm offensive in the Midwest that he believes his agency has the statutory authority to grant year-round E15 sales, a process that would require rulemaking along with a notice and comment period. The administrator has come under heavy fire for […]

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E15 – People are pissed, tempers flare, the heat gets hotter as requests flood into EPA’s Scott Pruitt to lift barrier to summertime E15

E15 – People are pissed, tempers flare, the heat gets hotter as requests flood into EPA’s Scott Pruitt to lift barrier to summertime E15

June 2, 2018 |

June 1st has come and gone and the E15 debate is hotter than ever as the weather also starts to heat up in most parts of the U.S. The influx of releases and news about E15 sales, recently allowed by the White House, and uproar that the EPA still has not lifted the outdated regulatory […]

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EPA sends to the White House proposal to block high ethanol blends for non-flex fuel vehicles

EPA sends to the White House proposal to block high ethanol blends for non-flex fuel vehicles

May 21, 2018 |

In Washington, a proposed rule to make ethanol blends above 15% illegal in anything other than flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) is a potential death blow to the ethanol industry according to the Urban Air Initiative. This coincidently comes at a time when auto manufacturers are phasing out FFVs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the […]

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Congressmen introduce bill to label “harmful” E15 pumps

Congressmen introduce bill to label “harmful” E15 pumps

May 17, 2018 |

In Washington, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, introduced the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018 on May 16. The bipartisan legislation would more clearly label “harmful and corrosive” E15 ethanol blended gasoline at pumps across the country, which would better protect engines in […]

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Think tank says only Congress can allow E15

Think tank says only Congress can allow E15

May 8, 2018 |

In Washington, the Institute for Energy Research says that only Congress has the power to expand the rules for allowing oil refineries to blend 15% ethanol during the summer months, not the Environmental Protection Agency, simply because E15 doesn’t comply with the ethanol waiver clause in the Clean Air Act—only 10% ethanol blends can do […]

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Growth Energy launches campaign pushing for year-round E15

Growth Energy launches campaign pushing for year-round E15

May 3, 2018 |

In Washington, a new radio ad launched by Growth Energy reminds listeners across the heartland that it’s “make or break time” for the rural economy. Slated to air alongside a digital ad campaign in Midwestern states, the radio spot encourages listeners to join Growth Energy in calling on President Trump to lift federal restrictions on the sale of E15 […]

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Eighteen Senators push EPA to approve E15 year-round

Eighteen Senators push EPA to approve E15 year-round

May 1, 2018 |

In Washington, U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) joined 16 of their Senate colleagues in writing to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt highlighting the benefits of year-round E15 sales. The letter comes weeks after the president indicated he supported such a waiver. Thune and Rounds want Pruitt to provide an […]

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E15 debuts in St. Louis metro region year-round

E15 debuts in St. Louis metro region year-round

April 22, 2018 |

In Missouri, E15 has debuted in the St. Louis area and will be available throughout the year, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. Home Service Oil Co. now offers both E15 and E85 at 1707 Hwy Z in Pevely, Mo., just off Interstate 55. The company, which operates nine convenience stores, plans to offer both […]

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Congressman tells IFRA he wants ethanol blends beyond E15

Congressman tells IFRA he wants ethanol blends beyond E15

April 17, 2018 |

In Washington, after meeting with members of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, re-affirmed his strong support for biofuels, telling participants that he wants to see ethanol sold in blends that go ‘to, through, and beyond’ the E15 mix. Other items discussed today included Congressman King’s […]

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