Results tagged E-15: Life in the Fast Lane

While the EPA granted approval for e-15 use in late model cars and light duty trucks, AAA cautioned, “this new fuel entered the market without adequate protections to prevent misfuelings and despite remaining questions about potential vehicle damage, even for EPA-approved 2001 and newer vehicles.” EIA: Not Bullish on Biofuel

A presentation given by the EIA at a biofuels workshop in Washington, D.C. last week projects that even in 2040, the quantity of biofuel in the U.S. motor fuel market will be about 10 billion gallons lower than the 36 billion gallons per year required by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by 2022. Another Study Debunks RFA/Vilsack Claim Ethanol Reduced Gas Prices by $1.09/Gal

A new study by the Energy Research Policy Foundation, Inc. (EPRINC) further debunks the popular talking point of USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Renewable Fuel Association (RFA) that ethanol reduced gasoline prices by $0.89/gal in 2010 and $1.09/gal in 2011. MIT Study Debunks RFA/Vilsack Claims on Ethanol, Gas Prices

When motor fuel prices increase by up to $1.09/gal nationwide over a 10-year period, refiners increase output and take advantage of this opportunity to sell more of their product at higher prices. In the process, supply would come back into balance with demand, pushing fuel prices down.