Tag: gasoline

New study says RIN price shifts haven’t impacted retail gasoline prices

New study says RIN price shifts haven’t impacted retail gasoline prices

October 17, 2017 |

In Washington, despite continued claims by opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard, prices of the renewable identification number (RINs) credits used for RFS compliance have not caused changes in retail gasoline prices, according to a new analysis by Informa Agribusiness Consulting. The analysis, commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association, looked at trends in the prices for conventional biofuel […]

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New DOE Study: Gasoline becomes stale before ethanol phase separation occurs

New DOE Study: Gasoline becomes stale before ethanol phase separation occurs

September 25, 2016 |

In Colorado, a study conducted by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), found that the petroleum components of ethanol-blended gasoline become degraded and unfit for use in an engine long before the ethanol portion takes up enough water to cause phase separation in the fuel tank. “Phase separation” occurs when an excessive amount of water […]

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Where’s butanol, or other substitutes for gasoline besides ethanol?

Where’s butanol, or other substitutes for gasoline besides ethanol?

August 25, 2016 |

A reader writes: I’d hoped that the biofuels crowd would have gotten beyond ethanol by now.   The industry has made progress creating all kinds of specialty chemicals from renewable sources and more or less successfully brought them to market.  There’s jet and diesel in commercial use whether or not they’re yet profitable. However they […]

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EIA says E10 now accounts for 95% of gasoline consumption

EIA says E10 now accounts for 95% of gasoline consumption

May 4, 2016 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says E10 accounts for more than 95% of the fuel consumed in motor vehicles with gasoline engines. The total volume of ethanol blended into motor fuels used in the United States has continued to increase since 2010, albeit at a declining rate of growth. Meanwhile, the use of ethanol-free […]

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Gasoline is 30% dirtier than 10 years ago: new UCS report

Gasoline is 30% dirtier than 10 years ago: new UCS report

February 10, 2016 |

It’s not your Dad’s gasoline. In fact, it’s worse, says the Union of Concerned Scientists in a new report. But the good news is that alternatives, by contrast, are getting cleaner. In Washington, the Union of Concerned Scientists reports that the gas pumped by American motorists is 30 percent dirtier to extract and refine than […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol hits record high but still preferred over gasoline

Brazilian hydrous ethanol hits record high but still preferred over gasoline

November 4, 2015 |

In Brazil, hydrous ethanol prices have jumped 7% on the week to an all-time high as drivers continue to prefer filling up with 100% ethanol rather than gasoline at the pump where recent increases in prices still make ethanol more attractive. Mills are also beginning to keep back volumes from the market to ensure supplies […]

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Texas gas station launches personal revolution beyond B20 to B50 and B100

Texas gas station launches personal revolution beyond B20 to B50 and B100

July 23, 2015 |

In Texas, Root Fuels has started offering B50 and B100 at its gas station in Houston just six months after offering B20. One pump sells unleaded gasoline and B100 to two lanes while the other has a blender pump offering B20, B50 and B100, also selling to two lanes. The biodiesel he buys is RINless […]

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How do I save $$ and save on CO2? Looking at the hard data on biofuels, hybrids, all-electric, and gasoline

How do I save $$ and save on CO2? Looking at the hard data on biofuels, hybrids, all-electric, and gasoline

May 21, 2015 |

What’s the best way to maximize the value for your transportation dollar — cost per mile, and in delivering CO2 emission reductions? If you guessed “all electric”, dial again. But if you opted for the little-understood world of “E85”, you’re in for a treat. Good value, isn’t that important to you? Many readers tell us […]

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Price at the gas pump unaffected by RIN Credits: report

Price at the gas pump unaffected by RIN Credits: report

May 21, 2015 |

In Washington, retail gasoline prices from 2013 through the first quarter of 2015 were unaffected by prices for “RIN credits” (Renewable Identification Numbers) that are used to demonstrate compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), according to a new detailed statistical analysis conducted by Informa Economics, Inc. The study found that “Changes in prices of […]

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Ethanol production hits 6 month low as gasoline demand hits 6 month high

Ethanol production hits 6 month low as gasoline demand hits 6 month high

April 20, 2015 |

In the US, ethanol production last week averaged 924,000 barrels per day, 38.81 million gallons daily, down 12,000 b/d from the week before and a 25 week low. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 941,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.43 billion gallons. Gasoline demand for the week averaged 374.4 million gallons […]

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