Tag: FTC

FTC releases final rule for high ethanol blend pump labels

FTC releases final rule for high ethanol blend pump labels

December 30, 2015 |

In Washington, the Federal Trade Commission has issued its final rule regarding pump labels and octane ratings for ethanol blends above 10% and below 83% following an extensive and extended public comment period. The proposed rule was first published in April 2014 though the process first began in 2009 and was delayed in 2011 until […]

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FTC annual report shows no anti-competitive behavior in ethanol industry

FTC annual report shows no anti-competitive behavior in ethanol industry

December 15, 2015 |

In Washington, the Federal Trade Commission’s annual report on ethanol market concentration showed low level of concentration and large number of market participants in the U.S. ethanol production industry continue to suggest that the exercise of market power to set prices, or coordination on price or output levels, is unlikely. That result is contrary to […]

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FTC extends comment period on labeling pumps above E10

FTC extends comment period on labeling pumps above E10

June 3, 2014 |

In Washington, the Federal Trade Commission has extended the comment period regarding the proposed Fuel Rating Rule that would require labeling of ethanol blends higher of 10% and of different octane ratings. The comment period is now open until July 2, 2014 instead of closing on June 2, 2014.  

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FTC proposing changes to labeling requirements for higher than E10

FTC proposing changes to labeling requirements for higher than E10

March 27, 2014 |

In Washington, Federal Trade Commission is proposing changes to its Fuel Rating Rule, which determines the fuel rating that appears on fuel pump labels, how octane levels are calculated, and helps to inform consumers about proper fuel for their vehicles. The FTC is now proposing to revise rating, certification and labeling requirements for blends of […]

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If you can’t join em, beat ’em: The day that Gasoline went Clean, and got Whacked.

If you can’t join em, beat ’em: The day that Gasoline went Clean, and got Whacked.

March 17, 2014 |

In 1970, an oil company launched the first major ad campaign around environmental benefits of a new fuel formulation. Then, a radical shift in gasoline pricing occurred just as those remarkable ads went off the air. What were lessons that industry learned about alternative fuels? How might it be still impacting us today?  The Digest […]

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FTC report says ethanol industry not concentrated

FTC report says ethanol industry not concentrated

November 27, 2013 |

In Washington, the market for fuel ethanol in the United States is unconcentrated, with 156 firms nationwide either producing ethanol or likely to begin producing ethanol in the next 12 to 18 months, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2013 Report on the State of U.S. Ethanol Production. The lack of market concentration in this […]

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FTC agrees to investigate whether oil companies limit ethanol sales at the pump

FTC agrees to investigate whether oil companies limit ethanol sales at the pump

August 26, 2013 |

In Washington, the Federal Trade Commission has agreed to investigate whether or not oil companies are pressuring gas stations to limit the amount of ethanol they sell by forcing them to sell premium gasoline. The investigation is in response to a request from Senators Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar.

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FTC reports shows US ethanol market remains unconcentrated

FTC reports shows US ethanol market remains unconcentrated

November 20, 2012 |

In Washington, the market for fuel ethanol in the United States remains unconcentrated, with 154 firms nationwide either producing ethanol or likely to be in production in the next 12 to 18 months, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s 2012 report on the state of U.S. ethanol production More on the story.  

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