Given the oil industry's belief that the “E10 blend wall” is some impenetrable barrier, it may come as quite a shock to them—and the Obama administration—that nearly half of our nation’s 50 states blew past the 10% ethanol level two years ago. It’s likely other states joined the “bye-bye blend wall” club last year as well.
RFA's Kelly Davis details her exploratory missions to Mexico and Japan, where American representatives assessed market opportunities for U.S. ethanol.
U.S. ethanol exports in April totaled 74.9 million gallons with Canada and Brazil accounting for nearly half of the total for the month. Meanwhile, April imports marked the highest monthly level yet in 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.
U.S. ethanol exports in March totaled 83.8 million gallons, down slightly from February but nonetheless representing the third-highest monthly volume in the last 12 months. DDGS exports totaled 923,515 metric tons, up 15% from February.
There is no empirical evidence to support the argument of a University of Wisconsin study, which claims U.S. cropland has expanded since 2008. USDA data clearly show that the area planted to field crops was more than 1 million acres smaller in 2012 than in 2008.
U.S. exports of ethanol in February totaled 85.2 million gallons (mg), up 24% from January and the highest February export volume on record. February ethanol imports totaled 2.6 mg, nearly all from Guatemala. DDGS exports rose to 803,203 metric tons, a five-month high.
Donn uses ethanol in most everything that he owns and has never had a single problem. Instead of just accepting Big Oil's misinformation, he states the public needs to ask questions and do research of their own. While ethanol will not kill an engine, poor maintenance, old gas and misinformation just might.
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.
NASS published a report last month that offers comprehensive surveyed data on co-product output from the ethanol industry. The survey from USDA’s statistical arm has been a big success and is already providing badly needed information to help enhance the public’s understanding of our industry.
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.
I have no doubt that Jay is a master of comedy history, along with the mechanics of what is funny and why it's funny, but Jay is using information in his AutoWeek story to sway an argument that is untrue and misleading. However, the bulk of the responsibility for letting this misinformation come to the light of day belongs to AutoWeek magazine.
Jay Leno’s anti-ethanol rant misses an opportunity to address the problem of low-quality replacement parts for vintage vehicle fuel systems — a far more reasonable approach than attempting to change all gasoline to address a special segment of the market.
Jay Leno’s AutoWeek article “Can’t We Just Get Rid Of Ethanol?” makes zero sense to me. His words smack of otherwise invested horse-whisperers who use personal agendas to sway vulnerable-for-whatever-reason people towards their way.
U.S. ethanol exports totaled 75.5 million gallons (mg) in December, down 17% from November. Meanwhile, ethanol imports jumped to 11.5 mg, the highest since May. DDGS exports rose 16% to 733,748 metric tons.
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.
Ethanol exports totaled 90.9 million gallons in November—the highest level since December 2011. Imports hit a five-month high at 4.9 million gallons while DDGS slid to their lowest monthly level since March 2013.