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 […]
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.
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 […]
In South Dakota, E15 blends are continuing to hit the market as the summer driving season begins, according to Senior Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Ron Lamberty. “Along with flex-fuel vehicles and Ford’s earlier switch to E15 according to sales data, about 50 million vehicles on the road today have warranties […]
In Washington, the NACS—The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing—is campaigning to support H.R. 1214, the Domestic Fuels Protection Act that would seek to “address some of the liability issues” allegedly related to E15. The legislation was introduced in March 2013 “removes unreasonable legal liabilities and reduces the cost of entry for retailers who choose to sell a […]
In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) applauded the Iowa Legislature’s vote to pass Senate File 2344, a bill which helps preserve Iowa biodiesel jobs while expanding Iowa’s motorists’ access to cleaner-burning, more locally-produced E15. The legislation extends the state’s biodiesel production tax credit, which is set to expire at the end of 2014, […]
In Missouri, E15 is set to come online this summer after a major push by the state’s governor to overturn the anti-biofuel lobby. Back in October, the rule was temporarily blocked by the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules but the Senate didn’t manage to vote it out of committee so won’t come into […]
Big Oil to ethanol: Build your own dang distribution, if you think E85 has blend-wall busting potential
Reform, repeal or compete: the options laid out for ethanol by Big Oil by Marathon’s Product Supply & Optimization Director in a frank keynote at the National Ethanol Conference. The RFA’s Geoff Cooper and ISU’s Bruce Babcock respond. In his keynote at the National Ethanol Conference this week in Orlando, David Whikehart, Product Supply & Optimization […]
In Missouri, the Senate rules committee held a hearing on Thursday looking at legislation that would block the implementation of E15 in the state. The agriculture department already approved E15 for sale in retail fuel stations last year but a legislative committee cited a 2006 law allowing only up to E10. To keep the agriculture […]
In Tennessee, convenience store operator MAPCO Express, Inc., one of the largest company-operated retail chains in the United States, announced it will begin offering E15 to customers in new build and select mega store locations starting in 2014, with 100 locations envisioned across the Southeast.