Tag: E15

Oil industry and biofuel boosters scrap over mandates (video)

The fight over the nation’s renewable fuels policy is heating up again, as federal regulators mull where to set final biofuel quotas for 2014, and organizations on both sides of the issue pressure Congress to take up the topic.  More »

Missouri rule on track to hike ethanol blend in gasoline

A proposed rule allowing the sale of gasoline with a 15 percent ethanol blend has been on hold since last October when it was temporarily blocked by a Missouri legislative committee.  More »

Chain plans to offer E15 at 100 gas stations

A gas station chain plans to offer the controversial E15 gasoline blend, which includes 15 percent ethanol, at up to 100 stations, the company said this week.  More »

Feds slash ethanol mandate for gasoline in nod to oil industry

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed cutting the amount of renewable fuels that petroleum producers would be required to blend into gasoline and diesel next year, the first time the agency has lowered its annual target.  More »

AAA asks feds to slash renewable fuel requirements

It’s time for the federal government to “put motorists first” by lowering renewable fuel requirements that could cause gas prices to climb, the automotive club AAA said Monday.  More »

Missouri lawmakers block rule allowing E15 gasoline

Missouri lawmakers blocked a proposal Wednesday that could have allowed greater amounts of ethanol to be blended into the gasoline sold for most vehicles.  More »

Oil industry poll: Motorists wary of filling up with E15

The oil industry’s campaign against an eight-year-old renewable fuel mandate is paying off, according to a new poll that shows American motorists are concerned corn-based biofuels could hurt their cars.  More »

AAA says selling E15 is irresponsible

The biofuel industry and federal government haven’t done enough to warn motorists about the dangers of pumping higher ethanol blends of gasoline into older cars and trucks, the head of the American Automobile Association told Congress on Tuesday.  More »

Report: E15 causes some cars’ fuel systems to fail

Automobile manufacturers and the oil industry on Tuesday released the results of laboratory tests showing that gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol caused auto parts to fail. But ethanol backers swiftly criticized the study.  More »

Clashes over ethanol in gasoline intensify

Travel club AAA has joined the oil industry in opposing federal allowance of a higher blend of ethanol in gasoline and is calling for a suspension of the sale of E15. Opponents argue that the mixture will hurt vehicle engines.  More »

Court rules against Big Oil in dispute over ethanol blend

Despite protests from the oil industry, a federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to allow a challenge to an Environmental Protection Agency decision encouraging more ethanol to be blended into gasoline.  More »

Report casts doubt on E15 use in cars & trucks

Automakers and the oil industry released a report today that casts doubt on the safety of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol and shows that at least some engines running the fuel suffered damage during recent testing.  More »

API, Republicans assail EPA for permitting E15

Critics said the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision was too hasty and that the agency did not sufficiently study the effects the higher ethanol fuel blend would have on cars, leaf blowers and chain saws. EPA officials insist their move was backed by science.  More »

Feds require label for E15 gasoline

Months after approving sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol, the Environmental Protection Agency released a pump label warning consumers of potential harm.  More »

Ethanol mess with your car’s engine? You may be on your own

Engine problems caused by the higher blends of ethanol in fuels may not be covered by some vehicle warranties, according to a survey done by an environmental advocacy group.  More »
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