Fuel Issues and Ethanol

The gasoline additive ethanol is known to cause problems in marine engines. Trade Only follows developments on this issue and others related to fueling recreational boats.

EPA raises expected level of ethanol for 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency reversed course from its initial proposal regarding mandated ethanol volumes for 2017, acting to increase the volumes more than initially proposed.

NMMA seeks clarity from Trump on ethanol policy

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is “eagerly awaiting” Donald Trump’s appointments to head the Environmental Protection Agency and the federal Department of Agriculture to clarify the president-elect’s position on ethanol, which to date has largely supported ethanol increases in the fuel supply.

NMMA-led coalition seeks plan on E15 labeling

The National Marine Manufacturers Association joined a group asking Congress to make changes to help consumers avoid misfueling — unwittingly filling a gas tank with fuel containing 15 percent ethanol in situations in which the higher blend could harm an engine.

Virginia seeks exemption to sell ethanol-free fuel

The State of Virginia requested an exemption from the Environmental Protection Agency Reformulated Gasoline Program in order to sell ethanol-free gasoline, or E0, at marinas in northern Virginia, Richmond-Petersburg and Hampton Roads.

NMMA on hand for ethanol press conference on Monday

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will be part of a group discussing with journalists the impact of the ethanol increase proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency during a press conference set for Monday.

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Still something left in the tank

When Jerry Nessenson says he is retiring, he’s using the term somewhat loosely. The founder of ValvTect Petroleum Products might be leaving the company, but he will continue as a consultant to fuel and gasoline marketers and distributors with his new firm and plans to maintain a presence in the marine industry.

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