Earth to Big Oil: U.S. Ethanol Demand Reaches Record Levels in 2014

May 27, 2015

RFA analysis of EIA data finds the oil industry's conclusions about gasoline consumption and ethanol blending to be dubious at best. Big Oil's arguments rely on typical data gimmicks and slight-of-hand.

Posted in E15, Ethanol, Gasoline, Renewable Fuel Standard, RVOs

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Should Premium Fuel Still Warrant a Tank?

March 23, 2015

Many retail stations offer premium fuel, but should they? The fact that there are four times as many vehicles fully warranted for the use of E15 than those requiring premium gas today should be a compelling consideration for retailers thinking about switching to E15 and E85.

Posted in E15, E85, Ethanol, Gasoline

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Price Still #1 for Consumers – Opportunity for Ethanol

March 10, 2015

More than two-thirds of consumers put cost as their top priority when filling up at the pump, which provides low-cost ethanol an excellent opportunity. If retailers would consider adopting higher blends, their opportunities for more customers immediately climb.

Posted in E15, E85, Ethanol, Gas Prices

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Getting the Facts Straight on E15

January 20, 2015

Smarter Fuel Future continues to confuse and mislead consumers about E15. The fact is, nearly 70% of new MY2015 vehicles are clearly approved by the manufacturer for the use of the fuel. Consumers who wish to fill up on E15 should examine their owner’s manual and ignore the lies and blatant misdirection coming from Smarter Fuel Future.

Posted in E15, Ethanol

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E15 Data Speak Louder than Rhetoric

October 10, 2014

Despite the fear-mongering words published in the Roanoke Times, E15 is well-tested and approved for consumer use.

Posted in E15, EPA, Ethanol, Letter to the Editor

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Owner Neglect the Real Enemy of Engines

May 02, 2014

Renowned auto expert Bobby Likis sounds off on a factually-challenged piece from The Morning Call.

Posted in E15, Engines, Ethanol, Water

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The Truth Behind E15 and Vehicle Warranties

February 03, 2014

E15 is the most tested fuel additive in EPA history with no known cases of engine damage or liability claims attached to it.

Posted in E15, Engines, Ethanol, Safety

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Ethanol, RFS the Best Way to Attain Energy Independence

November 08, 2013

The RFS is the most effective energy policy in our nation’s history. Let’s continue using it to gain energy independence.

Posted in E15, Letter to the Editor, Oil, OPEC, Renewable Fuel Standard

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NREL Analysis Affirms the Soundness of E15 and Exposes the Flaws in the CRC Engine Durability Study

October 10, 2013

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has carefully completed reviewing 43 studies on the effects of E15 on engine durability, emissions, and other factors and issued a report finding that the available literature “…did not show meaningful differences between E15 and E10 in any performance category.”

Posted in E15, Engines, Ethanol

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The RFS Gives Consumers What They Want: Choice

October 04, 2013

In a letter to the editor, Bob Dinneen states that the RFS gives consumers choice at the pump. It’s time, he says, for people to stop attacking the most effective energy policy our nation has ever seen.

Posted in E15, Gas Prices, Jobs, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Bob Dinneen Fact-Checks the Fort Dodge Messenger

September 20, 2013

RFA head Bob Dinneen submitted the following letter to the editor of the Fort Dodge Messenger News.

Posted in E15, Renewable Fuel Standard, RINs

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Look No Further Than the Numbers For Proof that the RFS Works

September 20, 2013

Need proof that the RFS is the single most effective energy policy this country has ever seen? Bob Dinneen submits the following reasons to the editor of the Marietta Daily Journal.

Posted in E15, Jobs, Renewable Fuel Standard, RINs

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Ethanol on Two Wheels

June 18, 2013

RFA's Robert White has been riding motorcycles on ethanol-blended fuel for 23 years now without an issue. E10 has become the standard fuel for most Americans. The debate used to be that E10 was not acceptable for motorcycles, but that changed in the past couple of years with the idea of E15. No motorcycles are approved to use E15, yet AMA has made it a top priority to stop. Their pitch to Congress is to stop E15 until testing can be done. White says how about we just follow the label and not use it.

Posted in E15, Engines, EPA, Ethanol

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Letter to the Editor — Dinneen: E15 is Well-Tested

June 05, 2013

RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen submitted a letter to the editor of the Galesburg Register-Mail in response to a guest opinion piece that ran in the May 18 edition of the newspaper.

Posted in E15, EPA, Ethanol, Safety, Test

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Phillips 66 May Find the Renewable Fuel Standard Unstoppable Despite Herculean Effort to Stop It

May 09, 2013

Phillips 66 CEO Greg Garland said the RFS was “unworkable”. Bob Dinneen says that’s just silly talk. The RFS is a proven success having stimulated investment, created jobs, and significantly lowered our dependence on foreign oil.

Posted in E15, Ethanol, Oil, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Dinneen to Forbes: Forbes Should Be Advocating For, Not Arguing Against, Increased Competition

April 18, 2013

Bob Dinneen, RFA President and CEO, responds to a Forbes editorial attacking the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Posted in E15, Ethanol, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Letter to the Editor — Response to Palm Beach Post Ethanol Editorial

April 16, 2013

Bob Dinneen, RFA President and CEO, responds to a recent Palm Beach Post ethanol editorial.

Posted in DDGS, E15, Ethanol, Food

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Response to FT: E10 Blend Wall is Fiction

March 21, 2013

Bob Dinneen, RFA President and CEO, responds to a recent Financial Times editorial regarding the RFS.

Posted in E15, Ethanol, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Stop the RINsanity: Fact-checking Big Oil’s claims on RIN price effects

March 12, 2013

Oil companies have suggested that increased prices for conventional ethanol RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) are leading to higher gasoline prices at the pump. Some have even deceptively claimed RINs are adding as much as $0.10 per gallon to the retail price of gasoline. This assertion is completely absurd and is easily disproven with a series of very simple calculations. Truth be told, ethanol continues to sell at a discount to gasoline and continues to offer savings at the pump, even when the impact of higher RIN prices is considered.

Posted in E15, Ethanol, Gas Prices

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Since When Does the Wall Street Journal Cheer Monopolies?

March 12, 2013

Once again, despite the facts, the Wall Street Journal, sides with Big Oil and its monopoly against ethanol, Big Oil’s direct competitor. This time the issue is about the purchase of special credits called RIN’s and Big Oil’s latest scapegoat for higher gasoline prices.

Posted in E15, Ethanol

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