OPEI responds to President Trump’s E15 year-round news

October 21, 2018 |

In Virginia, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute issued a statement in response to President Trump’s recent announcement of expanding the sale of E15 year-round advising consumers and professional users of outdoor power equipment to ‘Look Before You Pump,’ saying it can damage or destroy equipment that isn’t designed, built or warranted to run on E15 fuel.

Kris Kiser, OPEI President and CEO said, “With E15 sales expanding to year-round, it’s more important than ever for consumers to educate themselves about fuel choices today and to pay attention to what fuels you put in your lawn mower, generator, chainsaw, trimmer, UTV or other small engine product.”

Consumers are advised to read their owners manuals for guidance on correctly fueling their outdoor power equipment products, but “should be generally aware that only fuels containing 10 percent or less ethanol should be used,” he said.

OPEI is an international trade association representing more than 100 small engine, utility vehicle, and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

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