Government shutdown likely to delay year-round E15

January 7, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that the on-going government shutdown is likely to have negative impacts on the Environmental Protection Agency’s capacity to implement year-round E15 before its current deadline of May that would have allowed the fuel to be sold during the summer driving season. US demand for gasoline goes up significantly during the summer while families vacation around the country, which in turn would boost demand for ethanol that would be a boon to ethanol producers and farmers alike currently suffering from other policies such as the on-going trade war with China.

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