For the first time in history, oil interests and biofuel interests are aligning in a singular effort regarding the law that mandates biofuels in the fuel supply.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new Competitive Enterprise Institute report makes the case for repealing the federal biofuels mandate, citing economic, ethical and real-world problems.
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.
Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage issued an executive order directing all state agencies to buy gasoline blended with 5 percent or less ethanol when it’s comparably priced to higher blends.
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing last week on the Renewable Fuel Standard, the law that results in rising ethanol levels in the fuel supply.
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.