Tag: gasoline

Ethanol futures losses finally cut; gasoline premium reaches 31.18 cents

Ethanol futures losses finally cut; gasoline premium reaches 31.18 cents

October 29, 2012 |

In Illinois, ethanol futures have cut the longest streak of losses in six weeks as gasoline’s premium to biofuel reached 31.81 cents on the Chicago Board of Trade. The widening of the ethanol discount to gasoline made biofuel far more alluring to refiners. Cash market trading has ethanol unchanged in New York at $2.45 per […]

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California governor mandates switch to winter-grade gasoline as prices skyrocket

California governor mandates switch to winter-grade gasoline as prices skyrocket

October 8, 2012 |

In California, following supply shortages and record high gasoline prices, Governor Jerry Brown has ordered the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to transition immediately to the easier-to-make, winter-grade gasoline as soon as possible. This transition could increase supply by up to 10% and ethanol blended in gasoline acts as a gas line anti-freeze in winter. […]

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Brazilian gas exports predicted to rise 350% by 2020 as ethanol industry stagnates

Brazilian gas exports predicted to rise 350% by 2020 as ethanol industry stagnates

September 10, 2012 |

In Brazil, gasoline imports are expected to rise at least 350% by 2020, according to a government study prepared at the request of President Dilma Rousseff. The reasons behind the spike in imports is expected to be a failing sugar-cane ethanol production industry combined with a 4.5% growth rate in fuel consumption. Ethanol production in […]

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Nebraska could start retailing E15 next month

Nebraska could start retailing E15 next month

August 27, 2012 |

In Nebraska, the state’s corn board says that retail sales of E15 could begin as early as next month. Like other states, Nebraska has been held back from retailing the fuel because of clean air regulations related to summer blends for gasoline.

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US drought continues to slow down ethanol production as rising prices hit

US drought continues to slow down ethanol production as rising prices hit

August 16, 2012 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Administration reported that weekly ethanol production averaged 819,000 barrels per day – or 34.40 million gallons daily. That is up 2,000 b/d from the week before. The 4-week average for ethanol production stood at 810,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 12.42 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 18.4 million […]

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Gasoline’s comeback in the bio-based era: 5 cleantech companies vie for green gasoline breakthroughs

Gasoline’s comeback in the bio-based era: 5 cleantech companies vie for green gasoline breakthroughs

March 15, 2012 |

Gasoline – the 20th century’s Wonder Fuel, bashed for years over price, source and emissions – ready for a comeback, courtesy of 5 bio-based revolutionaries? In the rush to replace fossil (e.g. ancient algae) gasoline over emissions, and energy security concerns, most of the focus has fallen on technologies that replace the fuel or the […]

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CORE BioFuel completes wood-to-gasoline test runs

CORE BioFuel completes wood-to-gasoline test runs

November 23, 2011 |

In Canada, CORE BioFuel has finalized the last testing steps required for its wood-to-gasoline MKS Gasoline Synthesis Process under contract with RECAT Technologies who completed a set of test runs of the catalytic reaction producing gasoline from dimethyl ether. The company says the tests show the MKS process to produce superior gasoline to ExxonMobil’s commercial […]

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Speculation identified as gas, food price driver

Speculation identified as gas, food price driver

October 18, 2011 |

In Washington, the RFA reports: “Two new reports independently concluded that speculation in the commodities market is having an unduly large effect in driving prices for goods like gasoline and food higher for all Americans.  These reports come in advance of the October 18 meeting of the Commodities Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) to discuss […]

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CORE Biofuel signs MOU for four wood-to-gasoline biorefineries

CORE Biofuel signs MOU for four wood-to-gasoline biorefineries

[ 0 ] May 12, 2011 |

In Canada, CORE BioFuel has signed an MOU to develop four biorefineries in the US and Canada using its wood-to-gasoline technology. The deal with the renewable energy project developer, who was not named, can be extended to more facilities if the first four are successful. The agreement also includes third party review of CORE’s technology […]

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Ethanol keeping gas prices below $4/gallon: RFA

Ethanol keeping gas prices below $4/gallon: RFA

[ 0 ] May 2, 2011 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association reports: “Based upon current market conditions and federal renewable fuels policy, 10 percent ethanol blends (E10) are keeping gasoline prices $0.12 per gallon cheaper than they otherwise would be. As AAA reports, the current average price for gasoline is $3.88 per gallon nationwide. Without ethanol, gas prices would average […]

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