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NEWS UPDATE March 29, 2012

Renewable fuel standard key to lower gas prices — ethanol industry

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 29, 2012

Ethanol industry proponents of the renewable fuel standard this week are framing the mandate as the long-term solution to high gas prices, hoping to win over congressional support and block attempts to weaken its requirements. [ read more … ]

Midwest poised to become ‘Saudi America’ — economist

Gayathri Vaidyanathan, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 29, 2012

“The United States is now going to be the low-cost industrialized country for energy,” he said. “We are going to have a cost advantage of maybe 80 percent in terms of energy, relative to other countries, and this is going to persist for some time.” And given the Obama administration’s biofuels mandate, demand for gasoline will fall at a higher rate in the United States especially once the ethanol blend is cheaper at the gas pump, which will spur the sale of cars that run on a blend, he said. This will feed back to further reduce oil dependence, he said. [ read more … ]

Methanol, a candidate for an ‘all of the above’ fuel policy

Julia Pyper, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 29, 2012

The methanol industry hopes to become a growing source of alternative transportation fuel as gasoline prices continue to rise in the United States. The United States’ reliance on foreign oil has declined from 60 percent in 2005 to around 45 percent today, but the price of crude oil has nearly doubled over the same period and gas prices have skyrocketed. [ read more … ]

Biofuels groups press for Renewable Fuel Standard

Dan Piller, Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted March 29, 2012

The various biofuel advocacy groups, who haven’t always seen eye to eye on every issue, joined to sign a letter this week to congressional leaders urging retention of the Renewable Fuel Standard that mandates ethanol and biodiesel use. The letter went out under the signatures of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC), Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), 25x’25 Alliance and Energy Future Coalition. [ read more … ]

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