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AFPM on E15

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

AFPM President Charles T. Drevna issued the following response on 17th February to the EPA’s decision paving the way for sale of gasoline blended with 15% ethanol to be sold into the general marketplace:

‘It is unfortunate that EPA today chose to continue down the path of allowing E15 to be sold as regular gasoline before necessary studies have been completed. Today’s decision does nothing to address the concerns of engine damage due to the use of E15 in vehicle and other engines. A number of studies have shown that increasing ethanol in gasoline could cause serious engine damage and as a result, auto manufacturers have stated that they will not warranty engines of their vehicles if gasoline containing more than 10% ethanol is used. This leaves consumers at risk of having to pay costly repair bills. EPA’s solution of simply sticking a small label on retail fuel pumps does not solve the problem and will do little to protect consumers from misfueling with gasoline containing greater than 10% ethanol.’

‘AFPM members remain committed to consumer protection and to continuing to manufacture safe and reliable fuels for use by American families. Allowing a 50% increase in the amount of ethanol in gasoline before further scientific review is conducted is irresponsible and harmful to consumers.’

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