Tag: gasoline

Houston we have a problem…

Houston we have a problem…

May 26, 2019 |

By Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition & Dave VanderGriend, Urban Air Initiative Special to The Digest Actually we all do, it has just reared its ugly head in poor Houston. That famous line from the Apollo 13 Space Flight radio communication between astronauts and mission control, and immortalized in the film of the same […]

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Tianjin first in China to replace gasoline with E10

Tianjin first in China to replace gasoline with E10

August 27, 2018 |

In China, Reuters reports news first published by China’s Xinhua news agency that Tianjin is the first city in China to implement E10 with 10 fueling stations already supplying the fuel since Saturday, well ahead of the 2020 deadline when the blending policy is meant to be implemented nationwide. The city’s remaining fueling stations will […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol slides to eight-year low against gasoline

Brazilian hydrous ethanol slides to eight-year low against gasoline

August 8, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that with hydrous ethanol at eight-year lows and drivers scrambling to drive on the cheaper fuel, gasoline surplus is being re-exported in tankers typically used for ethanol. One tanker was seen headed to the Gulf Coast of the US and potentially to West Africa afterwards. When ethanol is 70% of the […]

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Estonians rejecting ethanol-blended gasoline en masse

Estonians rejecting ethanol-blended gasoline en masse

July 30, 2018 |

In Estonia, the local news agency reports that demand for ethanol-free 98 octane gasoline jumped 75% to 3.5 million liters per month in May when ethanol blending was introduced compared to the 2 million liters per month sold previously. Circle 98 gas stations are promoting the more expensive fuel for sports car owners and owners […]

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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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