Biofuels groups have API on their side in E15 push. Will that be enough?

Source: By Spencer Chase, Agri-Pulse • Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2022

Renewable fuel interests have gained a powerful new ally for one of their legacy priorities, but stiff opposition could still stall any potential resolution. The American Petroleum Institute joined 11 other oil, biofuel and retail groups Tuesday in a letter to Congress asking for legislation that would allow for national year-round sales of E15.

The inclusion of oil groups is a new development after years of lobbying for federal legislation to make a technical fix in the Clean Air Act and follows talks reported earlier this month. “There are differences of opinion within the refining sector on how to proceed but getting one of their major trade associations to support a nationwide RVP fix … we think is a positive step forward,” Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, toldAgri-Pulse. Cooper said the coalition is currently eyeing congressional action before the end of the year.