Apr 04 2023
Comments are due later this month on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to grant a fuel policy shift that would clear a path for eight Midwest states to offer a gasoline blend containing 15% ethanol year-round. While ethanol producers were furious that the proposed policy change wouldn't go into effect in time for this summer, some oil refiners insist even the 2024 planned implementation date is too soon.
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Senior Director of Fuel and Vehicle Policy Patrick Kelly joined the podcast to lay out challenges the group sees with this call for a new Midwest gasoline blend. He also provided his take on calls for emergency waivers and legislation to address the provision of E15.
Stick around after the interview for Binish Azhar with the Market Minute, a look at near-term oil market drivers.
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