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    Official: RFA: ethanol cuts gas prices by up to $1.50 a gallon
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    The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is giving us up to 2.6 trillion reasons why blending ethanol with the US fuel supply are a good thing for the economy. Citing former Ford and Carter administration energy advisor Philip Verleger, the RFA estimates that gas would be between 50 cents and $1.50 ...

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    Report: FTC will look into fuel pump fight between ethanol producers, Big Oil
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    Two US senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to find out if Big Oil is pulling strings to block gas stations from accessing gasoline blended with extra ethanol – or 15 percent ethanol (E15). Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D – MN) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R – IA) said ...

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    Official: EPA: 10% of all US fuel now renewable, but that might be our limit
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    The EPA's Renewable Fuel Standards for 2013 have been finalized, and it's a good billion gallons more than it was last year. In 2012, the EPA set the Renewable Fuel Standard (aka RFS2) limits at 15.2 billion gallons. In 2013, the number has grown to 16.55 billion gallons, and so, the EPA says, ...

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    Report: Ohio gas station accidentally sells pure ethanol as gasoline
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    The US Department of Energy lists 91 stations in the state of Ohio that dispense an 85-percent ethanol blend (aka E85). Unfortunately, one unlisted station in the Buckeye State took the biofuel a step further earlier this week. The GetGo station in Brunswick, about 25 miles southwest of ...

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    Report: AAA says it's misquoted in E15 back-and-forth from Big Oil
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    AAA prides itself on its rapid response time for stranded motorists, but when it comes to taking a position on the brewing ethanol-gasoline blend issue, the group continues to say "wait a minute." In this case, AAA is accusing the American Petroleum Institute (API) of misstating AAA's position on ...

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    Report: Ethanol RIN credits have climbed 2,000% this year, but where do they go now?
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    Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) could be a fantastic deal for investors – if the 2013 trend continues. RINs, part of a federal mandate that requires fuel producers to either make or buy ethanol or to buy RIN ethanol credits, have shot up to $1.25 a gallon. That's a wee bit higher ...

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    Report: Congress may change, or even repeal, 2007 ethanol mandate
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    The battle over selling a higher ethanol blend of gasoline in light-duty vehicle fuel is back in the headlines, as some members of Congress are now suggesting an overhaul of the 2007 ethanol mandate, the Detroit News says. Some Congresspeople are arguing that the ethanol mandate needs to be ...

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    Two Wheels: Ethanol group says motorcyclists protesting E15 is 'absurd' [w/video]
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    It's not quite the Hells Angels at Altamont, but another biker group is being accused of piling on, this time by ethanol advocates. Members of the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to lobby against the legalization of selling a 15-percent ethanol-gasoline ...

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    Study: RFA accuses Big Oil of 'far from factual' E15 test results
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    Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is adding to its campaign arsenal to block Big Oil from winning the E15 battle. This time it's going with debate tactics. Kristy Moore, vice president of technical services at RFA, posted on the association's blog a detailed list the "far from factual" items in ...

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    Report: Big Oil warns Supreme Court of 'broken-down cars and high repair bills' in E15 fight
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    The battle lines on the ethanol in the national gasoline supply debate are getting more and more defined, or at least more legal. The fight between the ethanol industry and Big Oil (represented by the American Petroleum Institute, an association of 500 oil and natural gas companies) has bee ...

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    Report: Florida repeals law requiring 10% ethanol blend in gasoline
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    It looks like ethanol – especially when blended into gasoline – is facing some pushback. Florida has decided to repeal its Renewable Fuel Standard, which had required all gasoline sold in the state to be blended with nine-to-10 percent ethanol or other alternative fuels. Florida ...

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    Report: Maine votes to ban ethanol in gasoline, takes stand against E15
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    If it can go in your gas tank, it's potentially controversial up in Maine. A few years ago, out-of-spec gas pumps were a problem. Today, the issue is the corn-based biofuel ethanol, which the state legislature is taking a strong stand against. Citing potential engine and environmental damages, ...

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    Renewable Fuels Association president makes ethanol case to environmentalists
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    Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has made its case against Big Oil getting its way, stopping E15 and fulfilling the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Now, Bob Dineen, president and CEO of RFA, is pleading with environmentalists to stay away from Big Oil and to support biofuels. With fossil ...

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    Report: First E15 gas station gets warning from ConocoPhillips, might have to stop ethanol sales
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    Ethanol advocates are continuing to throw down the gauntlet with Big Oil. Jabs have been thrown through satire and blogging – now the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is throwing a hook by going after ConocoPhillips, one of Big Oil's top five conglomerates. After offering E15, ...

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    Colorado ethanol producer Front Range Energy moves from corn to woody biomass
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    The Environmental Protection Agency continues to give the green light to E15, but the biofuel doesn't have to come from corn ethanol. The exact source of the ethanol in gasoline – whether its 10 percent ethanol (E10) or 15 percent (E15) – isn't impacting the E15 debate, it does in the ...

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    Report: Big Oil to take EPA's ethanol blend law to Supreme Court
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    Big Oil's flagship trade association – the American Petroleum Institute – and eight other industry groups have filed with the US Supreme Court to stop higher blends of ethanol (specifically, 15 percent, or E15) from entering the US gasoline supply. They're asking the Supreme Court to ...

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    Official: EPA approves new blender pump for E15 fuel stations, 4-gallon rule still in effect
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    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week outlined the conditions gas station operators need to meet to sell higher-ethanol gasoline from so-called "blender pumps" that may dispense gasoline with both 10 percent and 15 percent ethanol (E10 and E15, respectively). Among other ...

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    Official: Broad coalition working against ethanol, says it's "worse than tar sands"
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    Another round of fighting has started over whether E15 – a blend of ethanol (15 percent) and gasoline (85 percent) – should be adopted nationwide. The latest jab comes from Scott Faber, a lobbyist for Environmental Working Group, who says that, as far as greenhouse gasses go, ethanol ...

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    Report: Federal court denies trade groups' request to ban E15
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    For those keeping score in the battle between advocates and opponents of higher ethanol blends in gasoline (fuels such as E15, which is 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline), chalk one up in the "advocates" column. Earlier this week, a US federal appeals court upheld last year's decision to ...

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    Report: Maine considering banning E15 sales
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    Maine is located in the upper northeast corner of the continental US, but the state is thinking throw itself smack-dab in the middle of the controversy involving sales of gasoline blends with higher percentages of corn-based ethanol. The Pine Tree State's Department of Environmental Protection is ...

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