Tag: E15

EPA finalizes rule to allow year-round E15

EPA finalizes rule to allow year-round E15

June 2, 2019 |

              This summer, driving with E15 will now be possible thanks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule to allow year-round E15 via a waiver of the Reid Vapor Pressure rules that have limited E15 to only 8 months of the year. Like Olaf, we sometimes closed our […]

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Trump to visit Iowa on June 11 to potentially announce year-round E15

Trump to visit Iowa on June 11 to potentially announce year-round E15

May 30, 2019 |

In Iowa, the Gazette newspaper reports that the White House has confirmed President Trump will visit Iowa on June 11 to attend a private Republican party fundraiser in West Des Moines and presumably to announce the implementation of year-round E15 blending, but the article didn’t confirm the rumored visit to an ethanol plant during the […]

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Trump may visit Iowa ethanol plant to launch year-round E15

Trump may visit Iowa ethanol plant to launch year-round E15

May 22, 2019 |

In Iowa, Bloomberg reports that a visit by President Trump to an ethanol plant in the state over the next couple of weeks is a likely indication that year-round E15 will indeed be ready for the start of the summer driving season, with both Iowa senators and the governor invited to attend the event. To […]

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EPA confirms year-round E15 will be ready by June 1

EPA confirms year-round E15 will be ready by June 1

May 15, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that the Environmental Protection Agency still expects to have regulations for year-round sales of E15 ready in time for the summer driving season that kicks off on June 1. An agency spokeswoman who confirmed the timeline didn’t get any insight into how far along the EPA is in its process. There […]

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Forget GND and NOPEC – 3 key policy issues to watch instead

Forget GND and NOPEC – 3 key policy issues to watch instead

May 12, 2019 |

In Florida, research published by Raymond James & Associates highlights three key policy issues at the federal level that energy investors should be watching over the next 12 to 18 months. This comes after they visited Washington to meet with high-level staff members at the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Energy and […]

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EPA denies NWF and API’s requests to extend comment period on year-round E15

EPA denies NWF and API’s requests to extend comment period on year-round E15

April 30, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Wildlife Federation as well as the American Petroleum Institute requested that the Environmental Protection Agency extend the public comment period for the proposed rule. EPA sent letters explaining our denial of these requests to each of these organizations, saying that the 39-day comment period was sufficient time to get feedback from […]

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More than 25,000 comments received so far for EPA’s proposed E15 rule

More than 25,000 comments received so far for EPA’s proposed E15 rule

April 23, 2019 |

In Washington, with less than a week left before the public comment period closes, more than 25,000 comments have been received on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to allow year-round E15 blending under the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure waiver. The proposed rule was published on March 21 and the agency expects to be able […]

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Debate continues at latest EPA public hearing over proposed ethanol changes

Debate continues at latest EPA public hearing over proposed ethanol changes

March 31, 2019 |

In Michigan, the debate between the oil industry and rural farming continued on Friday during the Environmental Protection Agency public hearing to discuss proposed ethanol policy changes including year-round E15, small refinery exemptions, and RIN reform. RFA, Growth Energy, Fueling Jobs Coalition, American Petroleum Institute and several others had lots to say about the proposed […]

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EPA says with implement year-round E15 together with RIN reforms

EPA says with implement year-round E15 together with RIN reforms

February 13, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency chose not to just make the ruling for year-round E15 but to also combine it with reform of the RIN market, on the behest of the President who said he wanted the two policies kept together. RIN reform will include credit trading limits in an effort […]

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Minnesota E15 consumption reached 59 million gallons in 2018

Minnesota E15 consumption reached 59 million gallons in 2018

February 11, 2019 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Commerce released its year-end station report detailing a record-breaking year for 88 Octane fuel sales, also known as E15, and building momentum for E85 in 2018. More than 59 million gallons of 88 Octane fuel were sold to Minnesota consumers last year, nearly tripling sales from 2017. Sales of […]

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