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U.S. EPA Issues Renewable Fuel Rules (For 2013 16.55 billion gallons required)
Finance.Yahoo ^ | 6 Aug 13 | Paul Ausick

Posted on 08/06/2013 11:33:56 AM PDT by xzins

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a final rule for the amount of renewable fuels to be added to the nation’s transportation fuel supply in 2013.

The most publicized issue related to renewable fuels has been the ethanol “blend wall,” the theoretical point at which ethanol use will be surpassed by the amount of ethanol required by law. As Americans drive less, demand for gasoline falls also reducing demand for ethanol. Because blenders are required either to use the mandated amount, regardless of demand, or pay for credits for the amount they don’t use, the EPA has been granted authority by Congress to adjust the mandated levels if necessary.

The EPA ruled today that the mandated 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels will not be changed. The major change to the mandated levels came in the area of cellulosic ethanaol, where the 1 billion gallon statutory mandate was reduced to 6 million gallons, reflecting the reality of the situation with cellulosic ethanol production.

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), which represents some of the country’s largest ethanol makers, applauded the decision. The American Petroleum Institute (API) has fought the renewable fuel standard (RFS) vigorously, saying that the RFS will raise gasoline prices by 30% and cost the U.S. $770 billion in GDP by 2015.

The RFA counts among its members leading biofuels producers like Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), The Andersons Inc. (ANDE), and Pacific Ethanol Inc. (PEIX). Valero Energy Corp. (VLO), Kior Corp. (KIOR), and privately held POET Inc. are not on the RFA’s membership roster.

To take some of the sting out of the blending requirements for 2013, the EPA is extending the compliance deadline for blenders until June 30th of next year.

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The American Petroleum Institute (API) has fought the renewable fuel standard (RFS) vigorously, saying that the RFS will raise gasoline prices by 30% and cost the U.S. $770 billion in GDP by 2015.

That's the money quote in there. This nonsense will raise fuel prices.

1 posted on 08/06/2013 11:33:56 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

When will the states say NO!


2 posted on 08/06/2013 11:36:47 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: xzins

Ethanol bad, Butanol good, bio-diesel better, market pricing best.


3 posted on 08/06/2013 11:36:55 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: xzins

The EPA is an unconstitutional left wing political hack.


4 posted on 08/06/2013 11:37:42 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: xzins

The hogtying of America’s free-market, Capitalist Republic continues. America will not survive another 3 years of 0bama. No way, no how. It’s on it’s last legs now, and won’t make it to 2016.


5 posted on 08/06/2013 11:37:51 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: xzins
"The major change to the mandated levels came in the area of cellulosic ethanaol, where the 1 billion gallon statutory mandate was reduced to 6 million gallons, reflecting the reality of the situation with cellulosic ethanol production."

Good reason is that cellulose ethanol production is hardly above a demonstration level and nowhere near the 1 billion gallons. However the government continues subsidize this boondoggle.

My big fear is that the ethanol boondoggle and the EPA will mandate a 15% ethanol gasoline blend which they "claim" is safe to use in vehicles made since 2001. Check you owners manual folks using an ethanol blend above 10% voids your warranty. Using this crap will rot your fuel system and cause major damage to your engine.

6 posted on 08/06/2013 11:47:50 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: The Great RJ

EPA Fines Companies Because They Didn’t Use A Fuel That Doesn’t Exist
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2831645/posts

next Dear Leader will fine us for not fueling up our flying unicorns with Congressional pixie dust


7 posted on 08/06/2013 11:55:50 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: demshateGod
When will the states say NO!

I wish they would!

Sadly, however, farm-belt states (that grow a lot of corn) are represented by politicians who consider the requirement to use some ethanol a wonderful thing...

8 posted on 08/06/2013 11:57:42 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: The Great RJ

Yep. The 10% cost me 500 bucks to rebuild the carburetors on my outboard engine and 50 bucks to rebuild same on my gasoline generator.

Some are saying “use premium”, but that’s no help. It is 10% also.

Others are saying to use stabilizer. I’ll try it and see if it works.


9 posted on 08/06/2013 11:59:12 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: AmericanExceptionalist

The really bad thing about farmers is that they are getting farmers addicted to an income based on an irrational government policy.

It is bound to bite them at some point in the near future.


10 posted on 08/06/2013 12:02:57 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Jim Robinson

The EPA is a lackey for the oil cartel...among other things.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 12:04:10 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

I own a 1973 Dodge M-300, 440 cu. It runs weaker with the ethanol, but I’m not having problems with the fuel system. My mechanic went through it in May, and it’s clean as a whistle. I use Chevron gas. It’s more expensive, but has a very good stabilizer blended in.


12 posted on 08/06/2013 12:09:46 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Excellence

I hope the stabilizer works. I don’t like throwing money away on preventable things.

I hear it attacks the plastics used in the non-auto engines. That they’re not made to withstand alcohol.


13 posted on 08/06/2013 12:12:04 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Try “Startron” additive.

http://mystarbrite.com/startron/content/view/14/37/lang,en/


14 posted on 08/06/2013 12:17:06 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: xzins

This is why I’ll be running on CNG by the end of the week.


15 posted on 08/06/2013 12:36:30 PM PDT by excalibur21
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To: xzins

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward “B. Hussein Obama,” formerly known as Barry Soetoro, currently a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 12:44:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: xzins

We better do something to take this country back from the control of the Leftists, and the Self serving Professional Political Profiteers, and damned soon.

This crap of being slaves to an elite clique sucks.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 12:46:40 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: The Great RJ

I used to have a station nearby that had ethanol free gas. Sadly they closed a while back. I always got gas for the lawn equipment there.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 12:50:05 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Excellence

I hope your mechanic replaced all the rubber fuel line in that ‘73 Dodge with the newer Gates line that has the green stripe. The older type rubber fuel line will rot and leak, regardless of fuel additives.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 12:50:39 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: matt04

You can buy ethanol free at your local airport.
(and it has some beneficial lead in it also!)


20 posted on 08/06/2013 12:50:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: xzins
I hear it attacks the plastics used in the non-auto engines

Have your hearing checked.

21 posted on 08/06/2013 12:54:03 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Charles Martel

I’ll ask. Thanks for the suggestion.


22 posted on 08/06/2013 12:54:50 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Balding_Eagle
I went and checked the hearing. What do you think?


23 posted on 08/06/2013 1:04:24 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

ping


24 posted on 08/06/2013 1:47:35 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: xzins
The only thing that works is non ethanol gas. The chemicals will keep the alcohol suspended better in the gas but it will not mitigate the rot and cancer that fuel systems suffer. It is like running battery acid through an engine. It also pollutes more and costs much more because it is heavily subsidized and it robs 20% of your power and mileage. I know... I deal with this problem almost every day. You should see the layers of fuel with some of these ethanol additives... one product even creates a layer of foam that looks like Burma Shave but eventually dissipates back into the lowest level... usually water due to the alcohol binding with humid air and condensing inside the fuel tank.... some are worse than the ethanol.
25 posted on 08/06/2013 2:08:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: xzins

My apologies. I thought you were referring to newer non-automotive engines.

I have a couple of old chainsaw that are useless.


26 posted on 08/06/2013 2:11:52 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

I was referring to engines in general. My Mercury outboard is only 3 years old and E10 gummed it up bad. My generator is older and E10 shut it down. My son’s husquevarna chainsaw (~5 years old) also had to have work. All blamed on ethanol.


27 posted on 08/06/2013 2:17:20 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Thanks for your experience. No place I know of to buy non-ethanol gasoline.


28 posted on 08/06/2013 2:19:13 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Regular Stabil is good for water absorption and will work as well as anything... and it is everywhere including Walmart.


29 posted on 08/06/2013 3:14:32 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: xzins

Some of the stuff “designed for it” and meeting epa and LEAP guidelines is failing within two years... I have samples.

LLS


30 posted on 08/06/2013 3:16:49 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: The Great RJ

“...Good reason is that cellulose ethanol production is hardly above a demonstration level and nowhere near the 1 billion gallons. However the government continues subsidize this boondoggle....”
Boondoggle it is too.
I’ve worked in one of those places. IF getting a gallon of gasoline out of a barrel of crude oil is tough, try getting a gallon of ethanol out of several hundred pounds of cane waste is about 100 times tougher. Liberalism is a MENTAL DISEASE.


31 posted on 08/06/2013 3:27:38 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: demshateGod
When will the states say NO!

Certainly not in my life time.

32 posted on 08/06/2013 3:56:53 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: xzins

A 3 year old engine and the manufacturer hadn’t engineered it for ethanol? Ethanol has been part of our fuel years longer than that.

I think your disgust is aimed the wrong direction.

Ethanol, good, bad, or indifferent, is what that engine was going to use, and for the engineers to pretend otherwise was immoral, unethical, and I’d say damn near criminal.

I’d raise holy hell with Mercury.


33 posted on 08/06/2013 4:36:07 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: demshateGod

Hasn’t Texas been fighting the EPA?

http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/07/27/texas-loses-another-battle-against-epa/

http://fuelfix.com/blog/2011/02/09/texas-battle-with-epa-moves-to-capitol-hill/?cmpid=eefl


34 posted on 08/06/2013 6:23:01 PM PDT by mbj
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To: Balding_Eagle

I actually agree with you. And I probably will. Just got the boat back.

The problem is that most places that sell pure gasoline tend to be marinas or around bodies of water, so they have a measure of deniability. The problem is that they’re all about a 100 miles apart.

I’ll have to read the manual and see if they covered themselves with a warning about ethanol. If you’re a lawyer, do you think there’s a case?


35 posted on 08/06/2013 6:47:16 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

world starves as food used for fuel

Bush’s fault

news at 11


36 posted on 08/06/2013 8:25:12 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: xzins

www.buyrealgas.com

Most places I find near us are at a marina.


37 posted on 08/06/2013 8:33:38 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Who is John Galt?)
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To: xzins

Go to www.pure-gas.org to see if there are any stations in your area that sell unadulterated gasoline.

I stopped using corn juice in my small engines after the same kind of costly repairs that you endured. Since I’ve been using pure gas, no problems.


38 posted on 08/06/2013 8:53:30 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Balding_Eagle

“A 3 year old engine and the manufacturer hadn’t engineered it for ethanol? Ethanol has been part of our fuel years longer than that.”

Corn juice works OK in fuel-injected engines because they are high-pressure systems. Carburetors have float bowls where some of the gas is “stored”. Most small engines and plenty of outboards still use carburetors. Corn juice will kill a carburetor within weeks even if the engine is used regularly.

The solution? Unadulterated real gasoline. Don’t use additives. They are expensive and in my experience all they do is delay the inevitable damage for a short time.

An even better solution? Get rid of ethanol and abolish the EPA.


39 posted on 08/06/2013 9:02:57 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: demshateGod
When will the states say NO!

When they are once again represented in the Senate.

40 posted on 08/07/2013 4:45:59 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: The Great RJ

That is exactly why weed eaters and small engines are constantly conking out. The ethanol burns them up.


41 posted on 08/07/2013 6:29:26 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: 43north

My tin-foil say it is all a big conspiracy for us to have to buy new things and pay for unnecessary maintenance.

I have always contended there is a room full of actuaries that sit around and constantly calculate how much I make and how much they can raise prices and costs to where I have nothing after each pay day...!


42 posted on 08/07/2013 6:35:01 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: taxcontrol
Methanol is bad.

Ethanol is good, just not in the tank of your car.

43 posted on 08/07/2013 8:28:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: xzins

I’m not an attorney, couldn’t even play one on TV, but I’d start at the dealer. Small claims court may be a cheap, easy way to go.


44 posted on 08/07/2013 9:42:22 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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