E15 summertime restriction ends : Biofuels Digest

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In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association celebrated the end of the government’s restriction on selling E15 in much of the country during the summer. The restriction was lifted yesterday, September 16 and “will once again allow consumers across the nation to have access to a fuel that is cheaper, cleaner and offers higher octane than today’s gasoline,” according to the RFA.

“EPA’s nonsensical restriction on E15 is preventing consumers from saving money at the pump precisely when prices are typically at their highest and is hamstringing further expansion in the marketplace,” said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “President Trump has repeatedly said he wants the summertime E15 ban to end, yet inexplicably EPA has been dragging its feet. Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has already destructed demand for more than 2.25 billion gallons of biofuel. With the corn and ethanol industries hurting, EPA needs to act now to provide new value-added market opportunities and ensure consumers have consistent access to lower priced, higher octane E15.”

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