Renewed Summer E15 Ban Would Cost Industry Billions

Cindy Zimmerman

The recent D.C. Circuit Court decision overturning EPA’s approval of year-round E15 sales could have a strongly negative impact on the rural economy and environment, according to a new analysis released by the Renewable Fuels Association. According to the white paper, if the court decision is allowed to stand and no other action is taken to facilitate continued year-round sales …

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CHS Expands E15 Availability With 19 More Fuel Terminals

Cindy Zimmerman

CHS Inc. cooperative is expanding access to higher ethanol blend fuels by offering E15 through 19 additional fuel terminals starting this month. CHS is registered with the EPA as an E15 manufacturer and sells E15 as an approved grade of fuel through its Cenex® brand retail locations. CHS plans to offer E15 at the following Magellan terminals: Alexandria, Minnesota; Cheyenne, …

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DC Court Decision Reverses Year-Round E15 Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a decision Friday that impacts the year-round sale of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15) to the great disappointment of the ethanol industry. The decision reverses a 2019 rule by the Environmental Protection Agency that lifted outdated restrictions on the sale of E15 in a case brought by the American Fuel & Petrochemical …

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Oregon to Allow E15 Sales

Cindy Zimmerman

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed into law legislation enabling the sales of 15 percent ethanol blended fuel (E15) in Oregon. Under current law, Oregon requires that gasoline sold for use in motor vehicles be blended with up to 10 percent ethanol (E10). The new legislation sets 10 percent as a minimum, allowing for sale of fuel with higher concentrations …

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E15 Soon to be Welcome in Nevada

Cindy Zimmerman

Nevada drivers will soon be able to fill up with 15 percent ethanol-blended fuel. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has signed legislation to allow sales of E15, which passed the Nevada legislature in May with overwhelming support in both the Assembly and Senate. The bill requires the State Board of Agriculture to adopt rules governing sales of E15 by July 2022. …

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Ethanol Industry Supports E15 Labeling Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry stakeholders filed comments this week generally supporting proposed changes to E15 fuel dispenser labeling requirements and underground storage tank regulations to accommodate the safe storage of E15 and other higher blends, with a few changes. The rule co-proposes EPA either modify the E15 label or remove the label requirement entirely; and to modify the underground storage tank (UST) …

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E15 in Court

Cindy Zimmerman

The D.C. Circuit Court heard oral arguments this week in a case brought by oil refiners challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 rulemaking allowing the year-round sale of E15. The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association argued as intervenors in support of the rule that oil refiners are seeking to block American drivers from year-round …

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Indiana Law Would Require Additional E15 Label

Cindy Zimmerman

Legislation passed last week by the Indiana General Assembly would require an additional warning label for consumers on fuel pumps dispensing E15 (15% ethanol). Senate Bill 303 would require E15 fuel dispensers to display the statement “Attention: E15. Check owner’s manual for compatibility and warranty requirements” or a similar statement next to the fuel grade selection button. This would be …

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CHS Grows Access to Higher Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

In January, CHS registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as an E15 manufacturer with the goal of making E15 fuels more accessible to the company’s Cenex® branded retail locations. Now, CHS will continue to expand access to higher ethanol blends by offering E15 through 10 additional fuel terminals starting in April 2021. CHS plans to offer E15 at Nustar terminals …

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