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  • Automakers continue to quietly void warranties if you use E-15 gas

    02/01/2014 7:34:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    It seems to be a growing trend that motorists are shopping around for gas stations which offer ethanol free gas, even if they have to pay a bit more per gallon to get it. Distributors are noticing, and more and more stations are featuring this option. (You can find a list of such stations near you here.) I noticed this myself during a recent trip in New York, and now it’s showing up further south as well. Arthur Wyckoff III has sworn off alcohol — in his gasoline.“I make it a point, before I get real low, to make it...
  • U.S. EPA Issues Renewable Fuel Rules (For 2013 16.55 billion gallons required)

    08/06/2013 11:33:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    Finance.Yahoo ^ | 6 Aug 13 | Paul Ausick
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a final rule for the amount of renewable fuels to be added to the nations 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 dont use, the EPA has been...
  • Study: New E15 gas can ruin auto engines

    01/30/2013 1:37:21 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 30, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The fuel industry's American Petroleum Institute tested the 15 percent ethanol gas approved in 2010 and found it gums up fuel systems, prompts "check engine" lights to come on, and messes with fuel gauge readings. "Failure of these components could result in breakdowns that leave consumers stranded on busy roads and highways," said the industry report. Worse: API said the fuel problems--not found in E5 or E10 blends--aren't always covered by auto warranties. The industry prefers pure fuel to an ethanol mix, but the report isn't likely to slow the administrations green push
  • Report: E15 causes some cars fuel systems to fail

    01/29/2013 12:45:54 PM PST · by thackney · 28 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Automobile manufacturers and the oil industry on Tuesday released the results of laboratory tests showing that gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol caused fuel pumps and parts to fail, raising the specter of faulty check engine light readings and more frequent breakdowns for cars that use the blend. The American Petroleum Institute cast the report by the non-profit Coordinating Research Council as fresh evidence that the Environmental Protection Agency should rescind its 2010 decision to approve the sale of the so-called “E15″ blend for 2001 and newer automobiles. A previous study by the Coordinating Research Council, which counts API as a...
  • AAA SAYS CERTAIN ETHANOL FUEL CAN DAMAGE CARS, ASKS EPA TO REMOVE FROM PUMPS

    12/03/2012 12:08:34 AM PST · by neverdem · 76 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/30/2012 | Audrey Hudson
    The recently approved use of E15 fuel made from blending gasoline and ethanol could damage vehicles and void warranties says the American Automobile Association (AAA), which is urging the federal government to ban it from the market. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the fuel earlier this summer, but AAA says only five percent of vehicles on the road are approved by the manufacturers to use the special blend they say causes significant problems such as accelerated engine wear and failure, fuel-system damage and false check engine warning lights. The auto club conducted a recent survey it says identifies confusion...
  • New E15 Gasoline May Damage Vehicles and Cause Consumer Confusion

    11/30/2012 12:23:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    PR Newswire - Yahoo ^ | 11/30/12 | PR Newswire
    AAA research reveals need for regulators and industry to suspend E15 sales to protect motorists ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. ... Only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on the roads today are...
  • Next from the EPA: Four-Gallon- minimum Gas Purchases

    08/09/2012 4:08:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8//9/12 | Bridget Johnson
    The Environmental Protection Agency is going to require all consumers to buy at least four gallons of gasoline from certain gas pumps after the new E15 ethanol-gasoline blend is introduced into the market. The new regulation was revealed in an Aug. 1 letter to the American Motorcyclist Association, which expressed concern that the vast majority of motorcycles and ATVs in use today arent designed to operate on E15 fuel and residual fuel from a pump that serves multiple blends might harm these tanks. The use of E15 will lower fuel efficiency and possibly cause premature engine failure,
  • Unelected EPA Bureaucrats Approve E15 Ethanol

    04/09/2012 8:17:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 9, 2012 | Peter Wilson
    Last week, "an unelected group of people" over at the Environmental Protection Agency revised our national energy policy, approving a new gasoline blend with up to 15% ethanol, known as E15, which may be available in pumps this summer. Currently, most gasoline sold in the U.S. is E10, containing a maximum of 10% ethanol. To review the backstory: the last time ethanol was in the news, it seems like its opponents, who come from both the environmental left and free-market right, had won a significant victory. Last summer, "a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," to use Obama's words...
  • EPA moves closer to OK of 15 percent ethanol gasoline

    04/03/2012 5:03:01 AM PDT · by thackney · 49 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 2, 2012 | Associated Press
    The federal government announced Monday it has taken a step toward wide distribution of gasoline mixed with 15 percent ethanol by allowing manufacturers to register as suppliers. While the EPA is moving the process forward by allowing the registration, E15 still must clear another set of federal tests and become a registered fuel in individual states. Ethanol makers then must convince petroleum marketers to sell it at gas stations. Most ethanol fuel sold for passenger cars and pickups today is 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gas. The new blend that boosts ethanol to 15 percent would only be sold...
  • House panel hits EPA on gas prices

    04/02/2012 8:52:06 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    politico ^ | 3/27/12 | ERICA MARTINSON
    Republicans leading the House Energy and Commerce Committee are charging that the (EPA) agency does little to determine how its regulatory agenda affects prices at the pump The price per gallon is up a little more than 30 cents from a year ago, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. Refiners met federal requirements to drop the amount of sulfur in gasoline from 300 parts per million to 30 ppm. Now, the EPA wants them to bring it down to 10 ppm.
  • E.P.A. Approves More Ethanol in Auto Fuel (Get ready to see your mechanic and void warranties)

    01/21/2011 11:38:03 AM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    ny times ^ | 1/22/2011 | By MATTHEW L. WALD
    The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that cars and light trucks in the 2001 model year and later could safely use a blend of 15 percent ethanol mixed with gasoline, up from the 10 percent standard now in much of the country. The decision means that about 62 percent of all vehicles can now use the fuel. But the practical impact of the announcement on the fuel blend, known as E15, was not clear. An announcement in October that cars in the 2007 model year and later could use the blend has so far had little impact on retailers or...
  • Oil refineries sue EPA over ethanol plan

    01/04/2011 8:03:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 131 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 4, 2011 | Ken Thomas (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) A ruling by the Obama administration allowing the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol is running into legal hurdles from trade groups opposing the plan. The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday over the decision to allow the sale of gasoline containing higher blends of corn-based ethanol, the second major group to protest the ruling. The Obama administration said in October that gas stations could start selling the ethanol blend for vehicles built since the 2007 model year, increasing it from the current blend of 10 percent ethanol.
  • Automakers suing EPA over higher ethanol mix gas

    12/20/2010 10:51:56 AM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 20 replies
    Automakers and engine manufacturers are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over a plan to allow the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol. The Obama administration ruled in October that gas stations could start selling the corn-based ethanol blend for vehicles built since the 2007 model year. It's an increase from the current blend of 10 percent ethanol. Automakers say they are worried the EPA decision would eventually lead to motorists unknowingly filling up their older cars and trucks with E15 and hurting their engines. The problem could be exacerbated if E15 fuels are cheaper than more conventional blends, prompting...
  • Fill 'er up with E15: EPA OKs more ethanol

    10/14/2010 4:25:13 AM PDT · by upchuck · 77 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 14, 2010 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has approved a 50percent increase in the amount of ethanol used in fuel blends, but only for newer vehicles, a decision that critics say could confuse consumers. The Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday it will allow blends to include as much as 15percent ethanol, up from the current 10percent limit. The ruling is part of an effort to reduce the nation's reliance on fossil fuels and decrease oil imports. Yet, a 15 percent blend is not deemed suitable for older vehicles. The EPA said gas stations will be required to clearly label their pumps to...
  • Automakers try to stop increase in ethanol limit to 15 percent of gasoline

    10/12/2010 10:35:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Autoweek.com ^ | October 11, 2010 | Neil Roland
    Today's gasolines include up to 10 percent ethanol. Automakers are opposing a move to boost the ethanol content to 15 percent. Automakers are seeking to head off an EPA ruling that would allow gasoline to contain 15 percent ethanol, up from 10 percent now, and they've won some bipartisan congressional support. The two main automaker industry lobbies have argued that the U.S. Department of Energy has done insufficient testing to assure that gasoline containing up to 15 percent ethanol won't harm vehicles. Increased ethanol composition could affect engine durability, emissions, driveability and on-board diagnostics systems, the Association of International Automobile...
  • E15, bad for cars worse for boats.

    05/20/2009 7:00:44 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 20 replies · 1,662+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | May 20, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    There have been three major ethanol producers that have declared bankruptcy in the past 6 months (VeraSun, Panda Energy and White Energy) as well as several smaller ones. The problem is the high cost of manufacture, especially high corn prices.... The pressure is on Congress to force distributors to blend to 15% to solve the problem government caused in the first place. Lost in all of this, is it would void the warranties of millions of cars in the US. But the problem is far worse for the marine industry. Even 10% ethanol is causing severe problems to fuel systems....
  • Caution Flags Raised Over Ethanol Industrys 15% Solution

    05/08/2009 7:49:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies · 3,910+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 8, 2009
    THE Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to make an important and far-reaching decision this year that will affect more than 500 million gasoline engines powering everything from large pickups to family cars to lawn mowers: whether to grant the ethanol industrys request to raise the maximum amount of ethanol that can be added to gasoline. ... Specifically, ethanol producers are asking that the maximum ethanol content in the most common blend of gasoline be increased from 10 percent a limit set about three decades ago to as much as 15 percent. The blend the industry hopes will become...