Ethanol lobby urges EPA to expand E15 to curb Ida ‘price spikes’

Source: By Kim Chipman, Bloomberg • Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

 Renewable Fuels Association calls on the U.S. EPA to allow fuel-terminal operators, blenders and marketers to increase use of ethanol to “fill the void in gasoline supplies created by refinery shutdowns in the Gulf Coast.”  EPA action would allow many retailers who don’t sell E15 blend to start offering it: RFA. Agency also should enable existing E15 retailers to keep selling the fuel through rest of summer season, RFA says in a letter to EPA chief Michael Regan. NOTE: Almost 12% of U.S. refining capacity has been affected in wake of Hurricane Ida.