In October, President Trump announced plans for year-round sales of fuel with up to 15 percent ethanol. Current laws do not allow for sales of E15 from June 1 to September 15 due to regulations in the Clear Air Act.”Having to change fuel over is a huge hassle for a lot of retailers, so many choose not to carry E15,” says American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty. “It also confuses customer because they’re not sure where to buy the fuel at.” The rule change still needs to go through the formal rulemaking process. That agenda includes the release of the proposed rule by February and a finalization of the rule by May. Right now, Lamberty says the push is the profitability in E15. “It’s lower priced compared to other fuels. As much as $7 billion extra gallons could be added with year-round sales.”
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