US lawmakers reintroduce House and Senate bills to end E15 sale restrictions

Source: By OPIS • Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2023

The ethanol industry’s supporters in Congress reintroduced legislation in both chambers Tuesday that would eliminate summertime restrictions on the sale of E15 now in effect across much of the U.S. The measures also have the backing of the nation’s ethanol industry groups, with Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper saying in a press release that the “commonsense legislation” shows that, “enough is enough-it’s time to finally remove the burdensome and nonsensical barrier that has blocked consumer access to cheaper, cleaner E15 for far too long.” The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Tuesday said the legislation “addresses the needs of all stakeholders [and] would provide a more durable and less disruptive solution that creating requirements for costly new fuel blends,” something refiners are concerned about should just the group of Midwest states receive EPA approval for year-round sales.