Retailer

June 12, 2019

Growth Energy intervenes in AFPM’s challenge of E15 rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit June 12 to intervene in support of the U.S. EPA’s rule allowing year-round E15 sales. AFPM filed a lawsuit June 10 challenging the rule. READ MORE

June 11, 2019

Trump celebrates E15 rule with visit to SIRE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerPresident Donald Trump visited Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, a 110 MMgy ethanol plant located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 11 to celebrate the final rule issued by the U.S. EPA May 31 to lift restrictions on year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

June 11, 2019

American drivers reach 10 billion miles driven on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy announced that drivers across the United States have reached a new milestone, logging 10 billion miles on the road using E15. The news comes on the heels of the U.S. EPA’s approval of year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

June 11, 2019

NUVU Fuels making E15 lead fuel product

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, RetailerGrowth Energy announced June 10 that the Michigan-based fuel retailer NUVU Fuels will make E15 the standard blend available to customers at all NUVU Fuels locations beginning this summer. The company will also offer E85 and E10. READ MORE

June 06, 2019

RFA: Your source for E15 information that matters

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerWith the recent decision by the U.S. EPA to allow the year-round sale of E15 retailers need information and technical resources they can trust. The Renewable Fuels Association is serving as a source of that information. READ MORE

June 05, 2019

OPINION: OK, so NOW can I sell E15 all year?

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerWith the U.S. EPA's rule allowing year-round sales of E15 now in place, the American Coalition for Ethanol discusses fearmongering over equipment compatibility and helps explain what retailers need to do to begin offering the fuel blend. READ MORE

June 05, 2019

OPINION: RFA reminds of tools to help retailers sell E15

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerAfter years of waiting for approval of year-round E15 sales, the Trump Administration has given its final approval for the year-round sale of E15. The RFA offers several resources designed to help retailers offer the fuel blend. READ MORE

June 05, 2019

OPINION: The road to securing E15 year-round

BY Alec Caso, communications association at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy takes a look back on its efforts to pave the road for year-round E15 sales. Following a May 31 rule issued by the U.S. EPA, drivers across the U.S. have a choice to fuel up with the cleaner, more affordable fuel option all year long. READ MORE

June 04, 2019

Letter urges extension of 3 biofuel-related tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerReps. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, and Josh Harder, D-Calif., authored a letter June 3 urging the House Ways and Means Committee to retroactively extend several expired biofuel tax credits. The letter was signed by 17 additional members of the House. READ MORE

June 03, 2019

RFA discusses future impact of E15 rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFA hosted a conference call on June 3 to discuss the expected impact of the U.S. EPA’s rule to allow year-round sales of E15 on the ethanol industry and fuel retail markets. The call also addressed expected legal challenges to the rule. READ MORE

June 03, 2019

Casey’s General Stores accelerates E15 store openings

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy and Casey’s General Stores have announced that Casey’s will expand its E15 offering to more than 60 new sites this summer. The company attributed this rapid expansion to the EPA's May 31 approval of year-round E15 sales. READ MORE

June 03, 2019

RFA: Free webinar helps fuel marketers, others understand E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerNow that the EPA has approved E15 for year-round use in conventional gasoline markets, the RFA will host a webinar June 6 to help retailers and others in the supply chain learn how this decision impacts the marketplace. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

EPA finalizes E15 rule, steps back approach to RIN market reform

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EPA released its final E15/RIN market reform rule May 31. The rule extends the RVP waiver to E15. It also includes reforms to the RIN market compliance system, although those changes are less severe than those originally proposed by the agency. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

Nebraska passes renewable fuels infrastructure bill

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts recently signed a bill creating a renewable infrastructure grant program. The bill creates a grant program to provide financial assistance to retailers who undertake projects to dispense and store E15 or higher blends. READ MORE

May 28, 2019

RFA holding third annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ contest

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe RFA is sponsoring the "Ethanol Days of Summer" contest for the third consecutive year. The contest encourages consumers to submit pump prices for ethanol fuels to E85prices.com to be entered in a daily drawing for a $50 fuel gift card. READ MORE

May 23, 2019

ACE revisits Tijuana to discuss ethanol with fuel retailers

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently returned to Tijuana,Mexico, to discuss ethanol with fuel retailers. The trip marks his 11th ethanol marketing workshop in Mexico over the past year and a half. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

House Biofuels Caucus asks EPA to split E15, RIN reform rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe House Biofuels Caucus sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler May 20 expressing support for year-round sales of E15 and urging the agency to complete its proposed RIN reforms in a separate rulemaking. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

Ricketts pumps E15, proclaims May as Renewable Fuels Month

BY Office of Gov. Pete Ricketts Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn May 17, Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony a local fuel station. Following the official proclamation, the governor stepped up to the pump to fill customers’ tanks with E15. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

Opinion: The Facts Behind Gas Price Increases

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The facts show that this spring's increase in gas prices wasn't due to ethanol. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Senate Finance Committee taskforce to examine energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerLeaders of the Senate Finance Committee announced the formation of several bipartisan taskforces May 16 to examine 42 temporary tax provisions that expired or will expire by the end of 2019, including those related to biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

New Study: RFS saves consumers 22 cents on every gallon of gas

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFS has lowered gas prices by an average of 22 cents per gallon in recent years and saved the typical American household $250 annually, according to a study published May 15 by economist and energy policy expert Philip K. Verleger, Jr. READ MORE

May 14, 2019

Petition urging automakers to make more FFVs seeks signatures

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerA grassroots effort is underway to help convince automakers to continue to produce FFVs. To date, nearly 750 people have signed an online petition. Organizers of the effort are hoping to grow that number to at least 10,000. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

EIA reduces 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EIA released the latest edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook May 7 reducing its forecasts for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production. The agency now predicts ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in 2019. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

ACE leads discussion with fuel retailers at ICGA event

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, RetailerACE Senior Vice President and Market Development Director Ron Lamberty moderated a panel discussion among flex fuel and E15 retailers, and a retail equipment sales and service provider May 2 at an event held by the Indiana Corn Growers Association. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

Growth Enegy: New Mexico becomes 31st state to offer E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerOn May 1, Growth Energy announced that New Mexico is the newest state to offer consumers greater choice at the fuel pump with the availability of E15—a fuel blended with 15 percent renewable ethanol. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

OPINION: E15 expansion

BY Mike O'Brien Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy joined renewable fuel leaders at Royal Farms outside of Washington, D.C., to celebrate the launch of a sustainability initiative and the grand opening of the latest renewable fuel station in our capital. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

OPINION: Are we almost there?

BY Ron LambertyFound In:Operations, Markets, Policy, RetailerRon Lamberty, American Coalition for Ethanol, compares the path to widespread E15 use year-round to a summer family road trip. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

OPINION: Prepare for the future

BY Robert WhiteFound In:Operations, Business, Policy, RetailerIt is more important than ever that as equipment changes are considered, retailers are thinking of all the possibilities that come into play over the course of those equipment lifespans. READ MORE

May 01, 2019

Eni, Fiat Chrysler develop new low-emission fuel

BY Eni S.p.A. Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, RetailerEni, an Italian energy company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have partnered to create a new fuel, which Eni says has lower emissions and has a 15 percent methanol and 5 percent bio-ethanol content. READ MORE

April 29, 2019

Biofuel groups weigh in on EPA’s E15/RIN reform proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe comment period on U.S. EPA’s E15/RIN market reform rule closed April 29. Several biofuel trade groups filed comments in support of E15, but expressed opposition to the agency’s proposed RIN market reforms. READ MORE