Tag: E15

More than 25,000 comments received so far for EPA’s proposed E15 rule

More than 25,000 comments received so far for EPA’s proposed E15 rule

April 23, 2019 |

In Washington, with less than a week left before the public comment period closes, more than 25,000 comments have been received on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to allow year-round E15 blending under the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure waiver. The proposed rule was published on March 21 and the agency expects to be able […]

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Debate continues at latest EPA public hearing over proposed ethanol changes

Debate continues at latest EPA public hearing over proposed ethanol changes

March 31, 2019 |

In Michigan, the debate between the oil industry and rural farming continued on Friday during the Environmental Protection Agency public hearing to discuss proposed ethanol policy changes including year-round E15, small refinery exemptions, and RIN reform. RFA, Growth Energy, Fueling Jobs Coalition, American Petroleum Institute and several others had lots to say about the proposed […]

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EPA says with implement year-round E15 together with RIN reforms

EPA says with implement year-round E15 together with RIN reforms

February 13, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency chose not to just make the ruling for year-round E15 but to also combine it with reform of the RIN market, on the behest of the President who said he wanted the two policies kept together. RIN reform will include credit trading limits in an effort […]

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Minnesota E15 consumption reached 59 million gallons in 2018

Minnesota E15 consumption reached 59 million gallons in 2018

February 11, 2019 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Commerce released its year-end station report detailing a record-breaking year for 88 Octane fuel sales, also known as E15, and building momentum for E85 in 2018. More than 59 million gallons of 88 Octane fuel were sold to Minnesota consumers last year, nearly tripling sales from 2017. Sales of […]

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EPA still pretty confident it can get year-round E15 done by summer

EPA still pretty confident it can get year-round E15 done by summer

January 29, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency is still pretty confident that it can get the rulemaking done for year-round E15 before the summer driving season despite the government shutdown and the delays caused by it. The language used by the deputy administrator when pressed by reporters at an event in Washington last […]

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ACE sends letter to Senators wanting confirmation of year-round E15 and reallocation of RINs

ACE sends letter to Senators wanting confirmation of year-round E15 and reallocation of RINs

January 29, 2019 |

In South Dakota, American Coalition for Ethanol sent a letter to U.S. Senators Tuesday encouraging they secure tangible documentation on two critically important ethanol issues from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler before casting their confirmation vote: finalizing a legally-defensible Reid vapor pressure (RVP) rule to allow E15 use year-round before the summer driving season, […]

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RFA Asks EPA to Separate Year-Round E15 Provisions from RIN Reform Measures

RFA Asks EPA to Separate Year-Round E15 Provisions from RIN Reform Measures

January 19, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., with the government shutdown threatening to further delay approval of year-round sales of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol), the Renewable Fuels Association is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to focus strictly on year-round E15 provisions in its forthcoming proposed rule and address RIN reform measures in a separate action. President Trump announced […]

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EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

January 16, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the acting administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency told his Senate confirmation hearing that he still expects year-round E15 to be in place by the summer driving season that kicks off in June despite the ongoing government shutdown causing delays to rulemaking. The rule was expected to be released in […]

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RFA launches E15 awareness campaign ahead of year-round blending

RFA launches E15 awareness campaign ahead of year-round blending

January 15, 2019 |

In Washington, with less than five months before the start of the summer driving season, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has launched an awareness campaign to educate consumers and policymakers about the benefits of E15 (a gasoline blend containing 15% ethanol) in anticipation of the blend being available year-round. The campaign kicked off this week […]

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EPA says it will have year-round E15 rules ready for summer driving season

EPA says it will have year-round E15 rules ready for summer driving season

January 9, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency says it is working to ensure the rules allowing for year-round sales of E15 are in place before the summer driving season despite the ongoing government shutdown and despite it having told sources that the shutdown was delaying the rulemaking process. Work has already been ongoing […]

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