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.

Industry unhappy with EPA delay on fuel standard

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Mercury Marine are among the groups voicing disappointment over the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement Friday that it will delay until 2015 the final rule that will tell fuel refiners how much ethanol must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply.

Star brite signs on to sponsor B.A.S.S. angler

Marine maintenance and care product maker Star brite said it is sponsoring professional bass angler Shaw Grigsby, who has more than $1 million in B.A.S.S. winnings and is ranked fifth on the B.A.S.S. list of all-time money winners.

Corn chemical said to threaten Midwestern waterways

Researchers say insecticides called neonicotinoids, which are used often in corn and soy fields, are leaching into Midwestern waterways and are not only contributing to an alarming decline of bee colonies, they are potentially harming marine life.

BoatUS urges opposition to Chicago ethanol proposal

BoatUS is asking boaters to speak out against ethanol during a hearing that will be held to debate legislation supported by the Chicago City Council Aldermen that would require self-serve gas stations in the city to sell gasoline with 15 percent ethanol, or E15.

Congressmen push fuel-standard reform

Two members of Congress are seeking co-sponsors on a bill that would reform the Renewable Fuel Standard Act, the law that requires an increasing amount of ethanol in the overall fuel supply.

Star brite plans to join ICAST preview event

Marine product manufacturer Star brite said it will take part in Tackle X, a unique venue that allows writers to see products acting in real-world settings the day before the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades opens at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida.

NMMA partners on ethanol education campaign

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is partnering with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute on OPEI’s “Look Before You Pump” ethanol education campaign.

South Jersey Marina adds ValvTect

ValvTect Petroleum said South Jersey Marina in Cape May, N.J., joined the more than 600 marinas and fuel docks nationwide that offer the company’s marine fuels.

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