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High Octane Gas Coming — But You’ll Pay More for It
April 26, 2017 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

by Mark Phelan (Detroit Free Press)  “Ten cents a gallon more is probably palatable. A quarter risks customer acceptance,” said an industry executive who requested anonymity because his company’s plans are secret. —  Automakers and …

BAA Rejects Productivity Commission Claims
March 30, 2017 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Association of Australia) The Biofuels Association of Australia strongly rejects claims by the Federal Productivity Commission that the industry fails to support the agriculture sector or the community.

The NSW and Queensland Governments have not forced …

Economists: Octane Premium Offsets Ethanol Energy Penalty
March 20, 2017 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol critics bash the fuel for its lower energy value than gasoline, while ethanol supporters point to its octane-boosting properties. University of Illinois ag economists Scott Irwin and …

IRFA: ‘Merchant Refiners Not Paying for RINs’
February 27, 2017 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  The main argument of the petitioners is that they are paying for millions of dollars of RINs to meet their RFS obligations, and that this is somehow unfair …

Letter to Editor: Protect Illinois Farmers from Crude Manipulation
February 8, 2017 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/Belleville News-Democrat)  When Illinois farmers sell wheat, rye or oats on the open market, they can rightly expect that supply and demand will set the price, with …

Zimbabwe: Zim Fuel Prices Up
January 19, 2017 – 7:59 pm | No Comment

by Phillimon Mhlanga (All Africa)  Zimbabwe’s major fuel retailers have raised fuel prices by at least US$0,04 a litre due to a serious shortage of anhydrous ethanol in the country and a surge in international petroleum …

Queensland Biofuels Company Set to Deliver Employment, Economic Development and Affordable Ethanol for Australia
January 13, 2017 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

(My Sunshine Coast/Queensland Renewable Fuels Association)   Renewable Developments Australia Pty Ltd (“RDA”) is fast approaching the delivery of the first of its planned five large scale bio-ethanol farms and production facilities to supply ethanol for the Australian …

Letter: Ethanol Boosts Incomes and Jobs in State
January 3, 2017 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Roger Johnson (National Farmers Union/Argus Leader)  … The truth is, the markets created for agriculture have been a tremendous economic boon for our nation’s family farmers and rural America. At the same time, food price inflation …

Tough Path to Reach US Ethanol Max in 2017
December 20, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  US ethanol producers may never hit the 15bn USG target federal regulators included in biofuel blending mandates next year as they run into infrastructure, demand and regulatory hurdles.

Stores can only sell higher-ethanol blends …

SRA Nixes Independent Oil Players’ Call for More Ethanol Imports
December 12, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by James Konstantin Galvez (The Manila Times)  Despite rising fuel prices, the state-run Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has dismissed calls by independent oil players to allow increased imports of ethanol products to effectively lower gas …

Nebraska Drivers Save $17 Million Using Ethanol-blended Fuel
December 7, 2016 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(Nebraska Ethanol Board/KOOL Radio)  In 2016, Nebraska drivers will save approximately $17 million by using ethanol-blended gasoline. The savings is based on lower prices for ethanol compared to wholesale gasoline and the state’s projected spark-ignition …

E10 Education Key to Delivering Benefits for Motorists
November 30, 2016 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  Many motorists are opting for expensive premium fuels unaware that E10 is compatible with their car, the Biofuels Association of Australia said today.  Chief Executive Officer, Mark Sutton, said E10 delivers …

Petrol Prices Fall in Five Largest Cities, NSW Forks out $85m More on Ethanol mandate
November 30, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Hyam (ABC)  The competition regulator has found Australian petrol prices fell 3.8 cents in Australia’s five largest cities during the September quarter, but New South Wales’ ethanol mandate forced motorists to fork out an …

What’s in a Name?
November 21, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  … Two-thirds of consumers say price is the most important factor when they buy gas, and 25 percent buy based on location or ease of getting in …

Do We Still Need a Renewable Fuel Standard?
September 23, 2016 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Anne Steckel (National Biodiesel Board/The Hill)  Headlines tell us the world is awash with oil. Gas costs less than bottled water in many places, and petroleum markets are in a prolonged slump that’s wreaking …

Gas Station Owner Says Don’t Confuse Non-Ethanol Fuel for Price Gouging
September 22, 2016 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Thomas (ABC33/40)   …   ABC 33/40 followed up on a complaint from an ABC 33/40 viewer about price gouging in Odenville in St. Clair County.

He learned the gas station owner sells non-ethanol gas, …

Higher Ethanol Blends Can Alleviate Gasoline Shortages and Price Spikes
September 22, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  A September 9 leak in the Colonial pipeline, which supplies gasoline to many states in the southeast and east coast has resulted not only in gasoline shortages, but also price spikes at the …

Petrobras Mulls Lowering Brazil Fuel Prices in 2016
September 22, 2016 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Shoaib-ur-Rehman Siddiqui (Business Recorder)   State-controlled Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is considering lowering wholesale gasoline and diesel prices by year-end, which would be the first time since September 2015, O Globo newspaper …

Tesoro to Acquire Virent
September 8, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Wisconsin, Tesoro reached an agreement for Tesoro to acquire Virent. The acquisition, the partners said, will support the scale up and commercialization of Virent’s BioForming technology for the production …

Lesyna: Ethanol Is Bad for the Country
August 16, 2016 – 12:03 am | No Comment

by William Lesyna (Roanoke Times)  … Since Gen. Wesley Clark is a board member of an organization of ethanol supporters, it’s not surprising that his May 21 column described the advantages of ethanol as a fuel …

Oil Majors Lost One Engine; Now the Second One Is Sputtering
July 27, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Javier Blas (Bloomberg)  BP says second-quarter refining margins drop to 6-year low; Downstream business was key last year in cushioning cheap oil  —  If Big Oil was a two-engine airplane, you could say it’s been flying …

LePage’s Executive Order on Ethanol Is Fueled by Myths, and It’s a Win for Foreign Oil
July 19, 2016 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

By Rick Santorum (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/Bangor Daily News)  … Energy security goes hand in hand with national security, and every barrel of oil we import from the Middle East and Venezuela puts more …

Earth-Friendly American Ethanol: An Important Success Story
July 19, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(NewsUSA/WDRB.com)  There is little question ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil — lowering gasoline prices, improving the environment with lower emissions and growing the economy with jobs that can’t be outsourced.

In …

New CEO of Petrobras Has Good News for Brazil’s Ethanol Makers
June 14, 2016 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by  Fabiana Batista (Bloomberg)  Parente signals end of government-subsidized gasoline prices; Higher gasoline costs likely to spark demand for biofuel  — … Pedro Parente, who was sworn in as the head of Brazil’s state-owned oil producer this month, …

Consider the Fully Burdened Price of Fuel over Memorial Day Holiday
May 28, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As we watch transportation fuel prices rise as we celebrate the beginning of Northern Hemisphere summer and, in the US, as we memorialize those who have died in service …

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?
May 28, 2016 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Senator Timothy Wirth and C. Boyden Gray (Yale Environment 360)  The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming techniques, increasing the amount of …

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many
May 19, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Keith Alverson  (Argus Leader)  As a sixth-generation corn farmer in South Dakota, and one who is deeply involved in sustainability programs in U.S. agriculture, I have learned first-hand how biofuels such as ethanol are good …

Ethanol Blending Pressures Already Shrinking Refiner Margins
May 16, 2016 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Laura Blewitt  (Bloomberg)  Federally mandated ethanol blending is adding extra pressure to the faltering profits of U.S. refiners.

The worst crude oil downturn in a generation, which at first helped refiners’ profits, has now passed through …

The E15 Perspective from Those Marketing the Fuel
May 12, 2016 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Maura Keller (Fuel Marketer News)  … The argument among those marketers and retailers that have embraced the fuel is that E15 fuel allows them to market a cleaner-burning, higher-octane fuel that can technically be used by …

Higher Ethanol Blends Are Coming Soon to a Gas Pump Near You
May 4, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  …  Convenience store operator Kum & Go says it is making a massive commitment to higher gasoline-ethanol blends, planning to sell E15 at about 100 more locations this year.

The 430-store …

Gas Prices Reach a Six-Month High Just in Time for Summer
May 4, 2016 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Richard (Examiner.com)  … One thing that is helping to keep gas prices down is the introduction of ethanol into the mix. Ethanol, made primarily from distilled corn, replaces 10 percent of gasoline and is …

Exports Give U.S. Ethanol Producers an Outlet for Surplus
April 11, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(Omah.com/Bloomberg)  At the Plymouth Energy plant in the heart of the U.S. Corn Belt — where homegrown fuel from grain was supposed to ease American dependence on foreign oil — every drop of ethanol goes …

Interagency Effort Provides Links to Biofuel Data on One Web Page
April 8, 2016 – 9:43 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Biofuel number crunchers in the know are finding their jobs easier because of a website hosted by the USDA Economic Research Service where the Interagency Council on Agricultural & …

Push Poll Push Back
April 6, 2016 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The American Petroleum Institute has unveiled yet another anti-biofuel poll. The latest released during a media call today was conducted by Harris Poll. According to the poll, 77 percent of registered …

Ethanol Plants in Troubles as Vietnam’s Plan to Boost Biofuel Fails
April 6, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

(Tuoi Tre News)  An ambitious plan by the Vietnamese government to encourage the use of biofuel, or ethanol-mixed petrol, is not working as well as expected, sealing the fate of three multimillion-dollar ethanol plants.

The ethanol …

In U.S., 73% Now Prioritize Alternative Energy Over Oil, Gas
March 25, 2016 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

by Zac Auter  (Gallup)  Seventy-three percent of Americans say they prefer emphasizing alternative energy, rather than gas and oil production, as the solution to the nation’s energy problems. This marks the highest percentage of Americans …

Major Impacts on U.S. Carbon Emissions Since the Great Recession
March 21, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by John Miller (The Energy Collective)  U.S. total carbon emissions increased to a historic high in 2007.  During the 2007-09 Great Recession U.S. total carbon emissions declined rapidly due to a combination effective Government energy and …

Sugar-Cane Fuel Wins In Brazil As Cheap Ethanol Beats Gasoline
March 2, 2016 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Bloomberg/European Supermarket Magazine) Brazil’s economic and political crises are proving to be a boon to one of the nation’s most embattled sectors: ethanol producers.

Drivers, who used to switch between ethanol and gas depending on the price …

Ethanol Keeps Gasoline Prices Down
February 29, 2016 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Fred Yoder (The Columbus Dispatch/Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association) When the original renewable fuel standard was passed in 2005, gasoline manufacturers were under heavy pressure to do something about the contamination of thousands of …

Vilsack, Goodlatte Debate Biofuels Policy
February 27, 2016 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Federal support for biofuels came up for discussion at this week’s House Agriculture Committee hearing on the state of the rural economy.

Representative Bob Goodlatte of Virginia questioned Agriculture Secretary …

Ethanol Mandate and the Price You Pay for Gas
February 26, 2016 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

(Agricultural & Applied Economics Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Just last year the USA Today and Chicago Tribune called for an end to the mandate that was created, in part, to reduce the country’s reliance on foreign …

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Talks GMOs And Ethanol
February 26, 2016 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Robin Young (NPR’s Here and Now)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is the only member of the cabinet who’s been there since President Obama took office. He heads a department that oversees a wide swath of …

Breaking Europe’s Addiction to Oil
February 23, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Peder Holk Nielsen (Novozymes)  Former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Novozymes’ CEO take steps to highlight Europe’s problematic addiction to oil – and what can be done …

Edgington Letter: The RFS Does Work
February 23, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Chris Edgington (Globe Gazette)  … Today, energy represents 5.2 cents of every dollar spent on food versus 6.8 cents in 2008. According to the USDA the average grocery bill is up 1 percent in 2015 …

Economists: Ethanol Retains Low-Cost Octane Enhancer Status
February 8, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol continues to maintain its status as the low-cost octane enhancer, in spite of low oil prices reducing the cost of competing petroleum-based aromatics.  The biggest threat, say …

UK Government Prepares for RTFO Consultation
January 20, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) The UK Government is preparing to consult on legislative changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) this year.

In correspondence published this week, Patrick McLoughlin, the UK’s Transport Secretary, set out plans to decarbonise …

Upside Down Ethanol-Gas Ratio Appears to Be New Normal
January 19, 2016 – 8:34 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After a decade of ethanol mostly being priced lower than gasoline, the ethanol/gasoline price ratio has been above 1.0 for the past four months. “The hefty premium of ethanol …

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Ordered to Switch Completely to Biofuel
January 19, 2016 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(Thanh Nien News)  E5 is now selling at VND15,339 (68 cents) per liter, 4.3 percent cheaper than 92-RON. Photo: Diep Duc Minh  —  The government has ordered Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and six other …

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that Continue to Defy Gravity
December 23, 2015 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable fuels, the subsidy myth, the emissions myth, the “people won’t buy the fuels” myth, and …

The Crushing Burden of Hidden Taxes on E85 Renewable Fuel
December 18, 2015 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s historic news out now — that E85 fuel is available on a wholesale basis for less than 85 cents per gallon. The Anderson’s in Denison, Iowa are wholesaling E85 …

Cheap Gas Spurs SUV Sales and Puts U.S. Climate Goals at Risk
December 17, 2015 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson and Paul Lienert (Reuters)  Surging demand for trucks and SUVs fueled by cheap gasoline is holding back improvements in U.S. fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions, a government report due out on …

Gas Prices Drop Below E-85
December 11, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(KEYC) The cost for a gallon of standard gasoline has fallen beneath the price for a gallon of E–85.

And while some may see this as a blow to the ethanol industry, producers of the fuel are …

The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel
December 3, 2015 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “In the old days, ethanol was a political commodity,” Informa Economics Senior VP Scott Richman told the crowd assembled at the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference in Vancouver this week, organized by the …

Misleading about Ethanol
December 2, 2015 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Brooke Coleman (Advanced Biofuels Business Council/Times Argus)  In “Ethanol is a bad deal for Vt.” (online Nov. 21), a group called the American Council for Capital Formation argues that ethanol is a bad deal for …

Low Gas Prices Good for Ethanol Industry and Farmers
November 24, 2015 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Abbott (Agriculture.com)  Americans are back on the road for the first time since 2008, lured, in part, by low gasoline prices expected to persist through the new year. Travel is forecast to exceed 3.1 …

Ethanol Industry Making Profits Despite Lower Price of Fuel
November 17, 2015 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Bloomberg/McClatchy-Tribune/Star Tribune)  Low prices at the gas pump have put a persistent squeeze on Midwest ethanol producers, but most are staying profitable.

Of eight Minnesota-affiliated ethanol producers tracked by the Star Tribune, all but one made …

The Real Price of Natural Gas
November 16, 2015 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin (University of Illinois/FarmDocDaily)  A recent farmdoc daily article (August 19, 2015) documented that real (inflation-adjusted) prices of crude of oil and gasoline have recently fallen all the way back to levels prevailing …

Strong RFS Support Offers Low-Risk Opportunity for Democrats to Connect with Voters They Need to Retake Majority
November 9, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Third Way)  Although relatively obscure by Washington standards, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) carries a unique level of importance and visibility in many rural states. The fact that the RFS invariably becomes …

Working Paper: Implementing Effective Carbon Pricing
October 27, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by James Rydge (New Climate Economy)  Support for carbon pricing is growing around the world.  Governments, businesses and investors are recognising that nationally-appropriate taxes and trading schemes, as part of a well-aligned package of policies for low-carbon …

Green Plains Buys Ethanol Plant in Hopewell, Virginia
October 27, 2015 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Green Plains Inc. announced that it has acquired an ethanol production facility in Hopewell, Virginia, located approximately 20 miles south of Richmond, from Future Fuels LLP. Operating at …

California Air Regulators Readopt Fuel Standard to Fight Climate Change
September 28, 2015 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Tony Barboza (Los Angeles Times)  Clifornia air quality officials on Friday approved updates to a key climate change rule that will force reductions in carbon pollution from gasoline and diesel fuel over the next …

RFS a ‘Vital’ Tool for Addressing Climate Change — McCarthy
September 16, 2015 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Amanda Peterka (E&E/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today said that the renewable fuel standard is a “vital” tool for addressing climate change and that her agency is committed to building up the …

BIO Analysis: Oil Companies Set to Lose Trillions
September 16, 2015 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A recasting of oil industry data from a recent NERA Economic Consulting study prepared for the American Petroleum Institute (API) found the oil industry would be economically harmed by more than …

API Study Claims RFS Damage: Biofuel Producers Pan Oil Industry Study Attacking Ethanol
September 10, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Biofuels interest groups denounced the study as a rehash of a similar effort in 2012 that made predictions that were provably false. … Biofuels interest groups countered that the …

Is U.S. Commitment to Renewable Fuels Waning?
September 10, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by John Sedbrook (Chicago Business)  … The Obama administration has taken laudable strides to reconcile fossil fuel dependence and climate change. In the past few months, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced new efforts to curb …

Study: US Ethanol Mandates Could Cause Severe Harm to Consumers, Economy
September 9, 2015 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(American Petroleum Institute)  The statutory biofuel mandates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) are infeasible to achieve in 2015 and beyond and could cause severe harm to consumers and the U.S. economy, according to a …

How Viable Is Ethanol? Profit Margins Decrease as Corn Prices Drop from 2014
September 8, 2015 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Will Buss (Belleville News-Democrat)  Ethanol producers’ profit margins have been squeezed while gasoline prices have fluctuated and oil prices have dropped. However, the biofuels industry is holding to its firm belief in the clean …

8 Ways to Win with $30 Oil: “Energy at the Extremes”
August 26, 2015 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What works, what struggles, what changes when oil prices head into the tank? Who will feed China’s manufacturing monster? — At Clariant’s “Defining the Future VII” conference in San Francisco, the …

RFA Asks EPA to Provide Relief to Midwest Consumers in Wake of Refinery Outage
August 17, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen issued the following statement in response to the shutdown of the BP 240,000-barrels-per-day refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which has caused gasoline prices to spike …

GAO Report Addresses DOD Alternative Fuels Investments
August 17, 2015 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  In late July, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report focused on U.S. Department of Defense investments in alternative fuels. The report notes that while the DOE has purchased …

Lower Gasoline Prices Still Pinching the Ethanol Industry
August 10, 2015 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Profits are down even though price of corn for fuel remains low. U.S. ethanol plants are producing more fuel, selling it at lower prices and taking a hit on profits.

Producers made …

Celebrating a Decade of Success: The RFS Turns 10!
August 10, 2015 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  This Saturday marks 10 years since the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) containing the original Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was signed into law by President George W. Bush. The first RFS …

Viet Nam Aspires to Learn from Thai Experience in Developing Biofuel Industry
August 3, 2015 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(United Nations Industrial Development Organization/Noodls.com)  Thailand’s experience in developing its biofuel industry was the focus of a meeting held today in the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Hanoi.

Puttavitte, an expert in the field, shared …

Iowa Wholesale E85 Available for More Than $1.00 Less Than Regular Unleaded Gasoline
July 31, 2015 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association highlighted, via its E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program, that wholesale E85 ethanol is available for up to a $1.18 per gallon, or up …

Industry’s Withering Critique of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Proposals for 2014, 2015, 2016: The Digested Version
July 31, 2015 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heard dire comments like “POET expects to stop all future U.S. cellulosic investments if EPA’s proposed base renewable fuel requirements are not strengthened.”  Want to understand the substantive concerns on …

Big Oil’s Mouthpiece Distorts the Facts
July 30, 2015 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Sofie E. Miller may have left the Charles Koch Institute in 2012, but she clearly continues to do the bidding of her former employer and the rest of …

Saudis Expand Price War Downstream
July 28, 2015 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by By Gaurav Agnihotri (OilPrice.com)  The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector.  In June 2015, Saudi Arabia pumped a record 10.564 million …

Study: Lifting US Crude Export Ban Could Lead to Layoffs
July 27, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(Downstream Today/The CRUDE Coalition)  Exporting U.S. crude oil would raise gasoline, diesel and home heating prices, cutting into the vast benefits Americans are enjoying from lower crude oil prices, according to a new report by …

British Drivers Face Higher Petrol Prices after Brussels Renews Push for Eco-Friendly Fuel
July 14, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Ben Riley-Smith (The Telegraph)  Millions of British drivers could be forced to spend more filling up their cars after oil companies came under renewed pressure from Brussels to roll out environmentally friendly petrol.

The European …

E85 Drops to More than $1 Lower than Wholesale Gasoline
July 13, 2015 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s E85 Wholesale Price Listing Program detailed that E85 is priced at up to a $1.14 discount to petroleum-based gasoline, a 50% overall discount per …

Food in the Age of Biofuels
July 3, 2015 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

by Jose Graziano da Silva (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization/Project Syndicate) … But this is a false dichotomy. The choice cannot be between food and fuel. We can make good use of both. Given the right conditions, biofuels …

Nixon: Remember the Evolution of Ethanol
July 2, 2015 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Julie Harker (Brownfield Ag News)  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon tells Brownfield everyone needs to step back and look at 2003 when gas prices were going up and foreign countries were dictating to the U.S. …

Brazil’s Biofuel Industry Finds New Sweetspot
July 1, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Daniel Gallas (BBC)  … It is widely available in gas stations across the country. The majority of new cars are able to run on either petrol or sugarcane-based ethanol.  The government played a key role …

Ignorance or Ignoring is Bliss
June 30, 2015 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many so-called “experts” fail to account for the contributions of ethanol or, in many cases, simply ignore those contributions in order to make their point, writes Mike Bryan. I …

Big Oil’s Mouthpiece Distorts the Facts
June 29, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Sofie E. Miller may have left the Charles Koch Institute in 2012, but she clearly continues to do the bidding of her former employer and the rest of …

Oregon Lawmakers Look to Swap LCFS for Fuel Tax
June 26, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) and a group of eight legislators have negotiated a proposal to kill the state’s new low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in return for a 4¢/USG rise in the gasoline …

The Boon of Reduced Oil Consumption
June 19, 2015 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

By Brian Deese and Jason Furman (The Washington Post/senior adviser to President Obama/Council of Economic Advisers)  … A new report this week by the Council of Economic Advisers documents that this drop in consumption is one …

Fuels America Holds Call to Discuss New EPA Memo on RIN Prices
June 15, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 11, Fuels America hosted a conference call to discuss a memo from the U.S. EPA that demonstrates the renewable fuel standard (RFS) does not increase—and, in fact, …

Biosev Sees Higher Cane Output and Sugar Prices
June 11, 2015 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(AgriMoney.com)  … It was in ethanol that Mr Chammas (Rui Chammas, the Biosev chief executive) sounded a note of caution, despite the market for the biofuel proving relatively buoyant, helped by moves by Brazil to reintroduce …

New Statistical Analysis: Retail Gas Prices Unaffected by Renewable Fuel Standard RIN Credits
May 26, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Retail gasoline prices from 2013 through the first quarter of 2015 were unaffected by prices for “RIN credits” (Renewable Identification Numbers) that are used to demonstrate compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard …

Renewable Fuels Association Urges EPA to Get ”Back on Track” with Renewable Fuel Standard
May 26, 2015 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments today to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing support for a proposed legal agreement that sets specific deadlines for establishing …

Propel Fuels Relocates Headquarters to Sacramento
April 27, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Propel Fuels)  Announces new management and directors, strategic focus and operating milestones.   Propel Fuels, California’s largest retailer of low-carbon liquid fuels, has announced it will move its headquarters from Redwood City to Sacramento. As California’s …

RFA Slams Misleading Statements on Ethanol Availability Made by Oil Industry
April 3, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to set the record straight and counter misleading and inaccurate statements about ethanol …

China New Energy Making Progress on Hungarian and Thai Ethanol Projects
April 3, 2015 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, China New Energy reports that its projects in Hungary and Thailand are proceeding well. Visontai Bioetanol Fejlesztő Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság has informed CNE that the 30 million …

Our Federal Policy on the Use of Ethanol
March 30, 2015 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(New York Times)  To the Editor:  Re “End the Ethanol Rip-Off,” by Robert Bryce (Op-Ed, March 10):  The notion that the Renewable Fuel Standard is somehow a hidden tax is a strange assessment for a …

Middle East Turns to Biofuels Amid Rocky Oil Prices and Environmental Awareness
March 26, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

Imran Khan (Lootah Biofuels/Renewable Energy World)  … Crude oil is refined to produce diesel and petrol and the cost of crude oil is the most crucial factor affecting fuel prices over time. However, with the shortage …

The Big Move: The Leap from First-Gen to Next-Gen Biofuels Companies, How Does It Happen?
February 9, 2015 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does the biofuels industry move from its roots in first-gen corn starch or cane sugar fermentation towards diversified products, more capacity and distribution, and new inputs like cellulosics?

How are …

Will Low Oil Prices Be the Downfall of Cellulosic Biofuels?
February 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Wally Tyner (The Conversation/Purdue University)  … One challenge to commercializing biofuel made from non-food sources — called cellulosic biofuels — has been cost.

Unlike ethanol made from corn, cellulosic biofuels are made from the inedible parts …

Once-Golden Biofuels Market Flattened by Cheap Diesel
February 8, 2015 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Chris Fleisher (Trib Total Media)  Last fall, Ed Vescovi planned to restart a dormant biodiesel plant in Beaver County.  The market for biofuel was shaky. But a new owner, Weavertown Environmental, pledged to get …

Minnesota Corn Growers Publishes “The Economics of Eco-Performance Fuel” Study
February 7, 2015 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Dean Drake (Minnesota Corn Growers Association)  Inexpensive high‐octane gasoline disappeared when emission regulations forced leaded gasoline out of the market in the early 1970s. This in turn led to reduced engine compression ratios and …

Biofuels and Big Oil Both Hope for Higher Crude Prices
February 6, 2015 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Matt Carr (Algae Biomass Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … As the global price for a barrel of oil creeps lower and lower, the US algae industry ironically finds itself in the same position as Big Oil: We’d …

The (Oil Price) Crash of ’14: What Lessons Can We Learn?
February 6, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 4 weeks past the helter-skelter Oil Crash, as prices plateau for now (and maybe for the long term) — what have we learned about energy markets in the Age of Alternatives?

When …

RFS Roundup: Senators Feinstein, Toomey Float Amendment to Cut Corn Ethanol from RFS
January 16, 2015 – 5:27 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Insitute)  On January 16, Sens. Feinstein (D-CA) and Toomey (R-PA) floated an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill, the ‘Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015,’ that would remove corn …

Low Oil Prices Hurt Local Ethanol Plants
January 13, 2015 – 5:53 pm | No Comment

by Devin Bartolotta (KTTC) Many of us may be celebrating at the pump, but low gas prices are a sign of potential trouble for local ethanol plants, which are struggling to break even with such low …

Minnesota Boasts Some Pretty Awesome E85 Prices
January 13, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A few weeks ago, a reader question sparked an interesting search for answers. That one comment has led to several stories and blogs at our website.

In mid-December, a reader …

The 5 Most Maddening Myths about Corn and Ethanol
January 12, 2015 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, emissions, cost competitiveness, and RINsanity. Some of the most unfair bricks hurled at corn starch-based ethanol — and here’s why. …

In the field of renewable fuels, there’s …

Gasoline Price Plunge in U.S. Slowed by Higher Ethanol Costs
January 8, 2015 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  The biggest plunge in U.S. gasoline prices since 2008 is slowing as higher ethanol boosts the cost to make the motor fuel.  Ethanol futures surpassed gasoline last month for the first …

Biofuels and the Oil Price, Gloomy Gus, Energy Bear, Express Train to Mood Hell
January 7, 2015 – 11:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oil prices are down, energy stocks are plunging, and the investor mood is giving Lord of the Flies a run for its money for mix of peril, fantasy and pessimism. …

Falling Oil, Gasoline Prices Cut into E85’s Advantage at the Pump
January 6, 2015 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Jay Withrow (World-Herald/Omaha.com)  … Historically, E85 fuel, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, has been up to $1 per gallon cheaper than regular unleaded. However, recent cheaper crude oil and subsequent …

Falling Crude Prices Pressure Ethanol Makers
January 6, 2015 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jacob Bunge And Jesse Newman (First Enercast Financial)   … Falling profit margins for the $40 billion U.S. ethanol industry may cause some companies to scale back production in 2015, analysts and industry executives say. …

The Warning Signs Are There: Finite Fossil Fuels Will Continue to Cost More
December 31, 2014 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Tim Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Historical GasBuddy.com price charts tell some contrasting stories about the average retail price of gasoline over the last eleven years.  A gallon of gasoline skyrocketed from a low of $1.44, when …

Five Myths about Gas Taxes
December 22, 2014 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Paul Bledsoe (The Washington Post) A dramatic 40 percent drop in oil prices since June has prompted new discussion aboutraising the long-static federal gasoline tax and has many states considering gas tax hikes as well. …

Brazil’s Cosan Sees Brighter Future for Ethanol
December 18, 2014 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(Reuters America Latina) Cosan SA, Brazil’s biggest producer of sugar and ethanol, said on Wednesday that two potential upsides in 2015 could brighten the outlook for the country’s ethanol sector, which has struggled with government …

Falling Oil Prices Will Push Many Cellulosic Fuel Makers into the Red
December 16, 2014 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research, Inc.)  Cellulosic feedstocks can keep bio-based fuels and materials from competing with food, but despite 2.4 billion tons of feedstock available, costs may be too high, says Lux Research

Most bio-based fuels and chemicals …

U.S. Ethanol Makers at Record Rate Despite Rare Gasoline Premium
December 15, 2014 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol production is likely to continue at a record rate despite its rare premium to gasoline as cheap corn, high biofuel prices and even cool weather provide ideal conditions and …

How Much Will Falling Gasoline Prices Affect Ethanol and Corn Demand?
December 5, 2014 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)  In a recent farmdoc daily article (November 12, 2014) we initiated a discussion of whether the decline in gasoline prices had been large enough to threaten the …

Briefing: Cellulosic Ethanol: A Technology Update
December 1, 2014 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Carole Abourached* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) recently held a briefing on the technologies involved in commercial cellulosic ethanol production. Cellulosic ethanol is produced from agricultural residues such as …

Challenges which Hinder the Growth of the Sugar and Alcohol Sector in Brazil
November 26, 2014 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Roberto Coelho* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As discussed at the recent F.O. Licht’s conference, Sugar and Ethanol Brazil, the current status of the installed capacity in Brazil has grown enormously in recent years with the launch …

Brazilian Biofuels Policy Under a Second Rousseff Term
November 21, 2014 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine) UNICA is looking forward to working with Brazil’s newly re-elected President Dilma Rouseff on putting the right policies in place for the country’s future, writes Leticia Phillips.

Brazil’s sugarcane ethanol industry has …

Biofuels Initiative Shifts Gears
November 21, 2014 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

by Don Jenkins  (Capital Press)  Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is three years into a five-year, $40 million project to produce a green alternative to petroleum fuel.

… Three years into a five-year, $40 million program, a …

Guest Opinion: Ethanol Policy and the Economy
November 21, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Paul Kenney (North Platte Bulletin)  Recent reports from the University of Nebraska clearly document the impressive economic benefits that occur when the corn, cattle and ethanol industries are efficiently integrated. Economists describe the economic …

Do Falling Gasoline Prices Threaten the Competitiveness of Ethanol?
November 14, 2014 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good  (FarmDocDaily)  Wholesale (CBOB) gasoline prices in the U.S. have declined by about a dollar per gallon, or one-third, since June (see Figure 1). The CBOB price last week was $2.11 …

Ethanol’s Dwindling Discount to Gasoline Could Slow U.S. Biofuel Demand
November 13, 2014 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by Michael Hirtzer  (Reuters Africa)  Ethanol’s smallest discount to gasoline in seven months could reduce demand for U.S. biofuels and make higher ethanol blends such as E85 less profitable, traders and analysts said on Friday.

Ethanol’s …

EIA Reports Ethanol Use Has Lowered Gasoline’s Energy Content – Only Half of the Story
November 3, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On October 27, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that the use of ten percent ethanol in the gasoline supply has lowered gasoline energy’s content by three percent in a …

API Says Extending Domestic Fuel Supply Lowers Consumer Gas Prices—Who Knew!?
November 3, 2014 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) Add another file to the Big Oil hypocrisy dossier.    Yesterday (October 30, 2014), the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a study arguing that the fracking boom has led …

ANALYSIS: Impact of Coming Brazilian Gasoline Price Rise on Ethanol to Be Minimal
October 31, 2014 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Beatriz Pupo, Alessandra Rosete (Platts) An increase in Brazil’s subsidized gasoline prices by state-owned oil company Petrobras is understood to be getting ever closer.

And the company’s board of directors will meet Friday to again discuss …

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2
October 10, 2014 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest — but are there troubling waters still ahead? For whom, and why?

Part I of II

There’s a …

Ethanol Reduces Use of Imported Oil, Is Sustainable
October 9, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Douglas Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/DelMarVa Now)  A recent column from Dan Ervin is so wholly lacking in facts, the author does himself a disservice.   The renewable fuel requirement supports U.S. agriculture and …

Brazil Study Shows 30 Ethanol Mills Near Bankruptcy, Valor Says
October 1, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Vanessa Dezem (Bloomberg)  Brazilian policies to cap gasoline prices may lead 30 ethanol and sugar plants to file for bankruptcy, Valor Economico said, citing a report from a research firm.

The mills, with a combined capacity …

Impact of Ethanol Mandates on Fuel Prices when Ethanol and Gasoline are Imperfect Substitutes
September 25, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Sébastien Pouliot and Bruce A. Babcock (Iowa State University)  Past studies that examine the impact of ethanol mandates on fuel prices make the assumption that ethanol and gasoline are perfect substitutes because they are both sources …

Minnoco Expanding to Offer Lower Cost, Better Performing Biofuels Like E15, E30 and E85
September 18, 2014 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

(Minnoco/WNEM)  Expansion plans will make Minnoco one of the largest fuel retailers in the Twin Cities

Minnoco announced today (September 18, 2014) an expansion program that will bring more of the locally owned fuel retail outlets …

Biofuels in Brazil
September 17, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Antonio Maria Bonomi, Paulo Barbosa and Susan van Dyk  (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter #37)  Brazil was the leader in biofuels production and exports until the USA became the world’s largest biofuel producer in 2006 and …

Local Corn To Ethanol Fuel Helping Consumers
August 8, 2014 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Kayla Vanover  (WBKO)  … “Ethanol being 105-octane, you can blend it was 84-octane base gasoline and get your 87-octane. That is going to make gasoline cheaper because ethanol is cheaper than gas,” said Mick Henderson, General …

Missing the Forest for the Trees on Fuel Prices
August 4, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Anne Steckel (The Hill/National Biodiesel Board)  … Afraid of losing their stranglehold on the fuels market, petroleum groups have long complained that the RFS is unnecessary. More recently, their arguments have become more brazen, suggesting …

The Boss From Hell? EPA, Congress and Advanced Biofuels
August 1, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here are 5 Tell-Tale Signs that you have the Boss from Hell.   And when it comes to the US federal government and advanced biofuels, all five are kinda pointin’ right …

Pain at the Pump: An Illustrated Guide to the War over E85, Gasoline
July 24, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why is everyone yakking about E85? FTC investigations. Key Senators on the warpath. Antitrust allegations. In short, all kinds of crazy.  What’s exactly going on?

In today’s Digest, we’ve prepared our illustrated …

The Economic Competitiveness of U.S. Ethanol
July 23, 2014 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

by John M. Urbanchuk  (ABF Economics/Renewable Fuels Association)  … Reflecting this enhanced competitiveness and maturation, ethanol prices (both FOB plant and delivered at key U.S. markets) have declined, while crude oil and conventional gasoline prices remained stable or increased.

Consequently:
1. …

Perea Bill Would Delay California Cap-and-Trade for Gas
July 21, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Jeremy B. White  (Sacramento Bee) Democratic fissures over California’s cap-and-trade mandates deepened on Thursday, with a key moderate Democrat introducing a bill to push back a looming rule expected to cause a spike in prices …

Ethanol & Corn Production Up, Food & Gas Prices Down
July 18, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Growth Energy is attacking the myth that ethanol production increases food prices.

Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy notes that time and again, Big Oil, big Food and special interests are attacking the ethanol …

Corn Ethanol Benefits Farmers, Community, Industry
July 11, 2014 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Heather Meade (Daily Advocate)  There are seven operational ethanol plants in Ohio, one of which is located just outside of Greenville – The Andersons, Inc., which was opened in conjunction with the Marathon Petroleum …

Drill More, Produce More, Pay More? | Commentary
July 10, 2014 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Roll Call/Renewable Fuels Association) In recent months, the petroleum industry has boasted about U.S. crude oil production reaching its highest level in more than a quarter-century. But what they fail to note is …

The Political Problem behind Our Crumbling Highways
July 7, 2014 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Paul Waldman (The Washington Post)  … The Congressional Budget Office says that starting next year, the fund won’t have enough money to meet its obligations, and keep in mind that means just the projects that are already …

DF Cast: Finding Ways to Increase Ethanol Blends
July 3, 2014 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  … In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we hear from Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis, Dean Drake with the consulting company the Defour Group, Scott Zaremba, president of Zarco Incorporated, and Ken …

Freedom from High Gas Prices
July 2, 2014 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Sadly, drivers are expected to see skyrocketing gas prices this Independence Day as analysts at GasBuddy predict that Fourth of July prices will reach their highest level in six years. Tom Kloza, GasBuddy’s chief …

Declining Gasoline Prices Still Costing Americans $1.4 Billion Every Day During This Holiday Week Celebrating Independence
July 2, 2014 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by John Funk (The Plain Dealer)  … One reason for this year’s decline in prices since May is the price of ethanol.

Ethanol, which is mixed into every gallon of fuel sold at a level of 10 …

California Low-Carbon Rule Survives Big Legal Challenge
July 1, 2014 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

By Dale Kasler (Sacramento Bee)  California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, one of the centerpieces of the state’s fight against global warming, survived a significant legal challenge Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit …

Ethanol, Oil, Corn Duke It Out in “The Battle of the Benjamins”
June 13, 2014 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Corn producers, ethanol producers and crude oil refiners: locked in a rollercoaster of commodity prices, and a battle for market share and profits.   As the EPA readies to unleash its …

Recent Ethanol Blending Margins
June 2, 2014 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin (University of Illinois/FarmDocDaily)  Ethanol prices went on a tear in March and April 2014 and reached new record levels exceeding $3 per gallon (see earlier farmdoc daily articles here and here).  A single factor did not appear …

Mandate on Ethanol Fuel Costs Drivers Dearly: Study
April 29, 2014 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

(Drive.com.au)  NSW’S E10 unleaded fuel mandate is a ”debacle” and is costing the state’s motorists millions, according to an international study.   The Texas Tech University research found motorists had a ”significant aversion” to the ethanol …

Analysis: Nine Reasons the Spring Price Spike Will End Early
April 24, 2014 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Tom Kloza  (CSPNet.com)  … Speculative Futures’ Froth: NYMEX futures’ markets find less participation than they’ve seen in recent years, but that hasn’t stopped huge financial “funds” from embracing crude oil and RBOB futures with irrational exuberance. …