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.
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 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.
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.
Gevo Inc. said today that it has an agreement with Musket Corp. to supply isobutanol for blending with gasoline.
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.