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.

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.


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.

Few gasoline stations sell non-ethanol fuel. This one is in Florida.

House members question EPA on ethanol increase

In a letter sent to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy, 45 members of the House of Representatives questioned the agency about what it has done to protect boat owners and other small-engine equipment consumers from accidentally misfueling with E15 and higher blends of ethanol.

NMMA testifies against ethanol increase at EPA hearing

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s Michael Lewan testified last week at the Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing on a proposed change to renewable fuel standards that would increase the amount of ethanol blended into the overall fuel supply.

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