Tag: E15

EPA still pretty confident it can get year-round E15 done by summer

EPA still pretty confident it can get year-round E15 done by summer

January 29, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency is still pretty confident that it can get the rulemaking done for year-round E15 before the summer driving season despite the government shutdown and the delays caused by it. The language used by the deputy administrator when pressed by reporters at an event in Washington last […]

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ACE sends letter to Senators wanting confirmation of year-round E15 and reallocation of RINs

ACE sends letter to Senators wanting confirmation of year-round E15 and reallocation of RINs

January 29, 2019 |

In South Dakota, American Coalition for Ethanol sent a letter to U.S. Senators Tuesday encouraging they secure tangible documentation on two critically important ethanol issues from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler before casting their confirmation vote: finalizing a legally-defensible Reid vapor pressure (RVP) rule to allow E15 use year-round before the summer driving season, […]

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RFA Asks EPA to Separate Year-Round E15 Provisions from RIN Reform Measures

RFA Asks EPA to Separate Year-Round E15 Provisions from RIN Reform Measures

January 19, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., with the government shutdown threatening to further delay approval of year-round sales of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol), the Renewable Fuels Association is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to focus strictly on year-round E15 provisions in its forthcoming proposed rule and address RIN reform measures in a separate action. President Trump announced […]

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EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

EPA administrator nominee tells Senate E15 will be in play for summer driving season

January 16, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the acting administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency told his Senate confirmation hearing that he still expects year-round E15 to be in place by the summer driving season that kicks off in June despite the ongoing government shutdown causing delays to rulemaking. The rule was expected to be released in […]

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RFA launches E15 awareness campaign ahead of year-round blending

RFA launches E15 awareness campaign ahead of year-round blending

January 15, 2019 |

In Washington, with less than five months before the start of the summer driving season, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has launched an awareness campaign to educate consumers and policymakers about the benefits of E15 (a gasoline blend containing 15% ethanol) in anticipation of the blend being available year-round. The campaign kicked off this week […]

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EPA says it will have year-round E15 rules ready for summer driving season

EPA says it will have year-round E15 rules ready for summer driving season

January 9, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency says it is working to ensure the rules allowing for year-round sales of E15 are in place before the summer driving season despite the ongoing government shutdown and despite it having told sources that the shutdown was delaying the rulemaking process. Work has already been ongoing […]

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Government shutdown likely to delay year-round E15

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 […]

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US ethanol industry applauds Ontario’s move to E15

US ethanol industry applauds Ontario’s move to E15

December 4, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. ethanol industry applauds the release of the Province of Ontario’s Environment Plan, which includes a fuel requirement for conventional gasoline to be blended with 15 percent ethanol that could go in effect as early as 2025. Following this announcement, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council, and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) issued the […]

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New API poll claims voters concerned about year-round E15

New API poll claims voters concerned about year-round E15

October 30, 2018 |

In Washington, the American Petroleum Institute released the results of a new national poll conducted by Harris Poll, showing that the vast majority of voters are concerned about the Trump administration’s proposal to allow the year-round sale of higher ethanol blended E15 gasoline. Key poll results: 79 percent of voters are concerned about expanded E15 sales […]

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Jump in Q1-Q3 RFS lobbying spending seen as critical to winning year-round E15

Jump in Q1-Q3 RFS lobbying spending seen as critical to winning year-round E15

October 30, 2018 |

In Washington, Roll Call reports that ethanol lobbying groups increased spending related to the Renewable Fuels Standard during the first three quarters of the year compared to 2017, a move that has paid off as demonstrated by the recent policy shift to allow year-round E15. Growth Energy topped the list of lobbying groups at $1.37 […]

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