President’s plan to seek waiver to Clean Air Act to allow sale of E15 fuel year-round

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President’s plan to seek waiver to Clean Air Act to allow sale of E15 fuel year-round

Postby WB Staff » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:48 pm

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E15 Plan Does not Sit Well with BoatUS
ALEXANDRIA, Va.-- The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), reacted negatively to the recent news of the Administration’s plan to permit the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol) fuel year-round.

E15 is prohibited by federal law for use in recreational boat engines, voids many marine engine warranties, and is currently banned for sale in many states by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during summer months over concerns that it contributes to smog on hot days. Under the Administration’s new proposal, however, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would grant a waiver to the Clean Air Act to permit the sale of E15 in all 50 states year-round at the same roadside gas stations where most recreational boaters refuel their trailered vessels.

The BoatUS statement said today:

“The proposal to permit the sale of a fuel (E15) during the peak summer boating season that is both harmful and illegal to use in marine engines is a major concern for boat owners. The nation’s 11 million recreational boaters want fuel that is safe for their boats, however, this proposed EPA policy change will increase the chances that boaters could inadvertently put engine-killing E15 into their tanks. Unlike the physical barriers that prevent misfueling between gasoline and diesel fuel-powered vessels, just one small orange warning label on the fuel pump is all that stands between a boat owner making a misfueling mistake that could lead to expensive, warranty-voiding repairs and catastrophic engine failure.”

At the core of the issue is the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). When it was passed in 2005, RFS assumed that America’s use of gasoline would continue to grow. Since then, however, gasoline usage has not increased as forecast, which today forces more ethanol into each gallon of gas. To keep up with the RFS mandate, in 2010 the EPA granted a partial waiver to allow E15 into the marketplace – which they are now expanding regardless of market demand and infrastructure constraints. Only fuels containing up to 10 percent ethanol (E10) are permitted for use in recreational boats.

The more than half-million-member boat owners group is a member of Smarter Fuel Future and supports fuel choice, including smart biofuels development such as biobutanol, and the availability of ethanol-free fuels that most boat owners prefer.

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Re: President’s plan to seek waiver to Clean Air Act to allow sale of E15 fuel year-round

Postby mark poulson » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:29 pm

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Re: President’s plan to seek waiver to Clean Air Act to allow sale of E15 fuel year-round

Postby Whoopbass » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:12 pm

mark poulson wrote:Remember this when you vote.


You can't even buy E15 in CA.

Yeah Trump has been a complete disaster for the economy and has weakened our country so I will voting for Bernie Sanders next time :lol:

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Re: President’s plan to seek waiver to Clean Air Act to allow sale of E15 fuel year-round

Postby mark poulson » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:57 am

Whoopbass wrote:
mark poulson wrote:Remember this when you vote.


You can't even buy E15 in CA.

Yeah Trump has been a complete disaster for the economy and has weakened our country so I will voting for Bernie Sanders next time :lol:

"Under the Administration’s new proposal, however, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would grant a waiver to the Clean Air Act to permit the sale of E15 in all 50 states year-round at the same roadside gas stations where most recreational boaters refuel their trailered vessels."
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Re: President’s plan to seek waiver to Clean Air Act to allow sale of E15 fuel year-round

Postby monte300 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:11 am

Will on the water gas stations like Tiki Lagun and Bullfrog Landing be able to get and sell non E15 fuel?

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Re: President’s plan to seek waiver to Clean Air Act to allow sale of E15 fuel year-round

Postby mark poulson » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:51 am

monte300 wrote:Will on the water gas stations like Tiki Lagun and Bullfrog Landing be able to get and sell non E15 fuel?

Call them and ask.
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Re: President’s plan to seek waiver to Clean Air Act to allow sale of E15 fuel year-round

Postby monte300 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:10 am

I called Tiki once before about this and the girl that answered was clueless to what I was talking about. Tiki Lagun claims to have the least expensive gas on the Delta and I believe it. Gas there is only slightly more expensive than at your local gas station and sometimes even less expensive.

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Re: President’s plan to seek waiver to Clean Air Act to allow sale of E15 fuel year-round

Postby mark poulson » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:15 am

monte300 wrote:I called Tiki once before about this and the girl that answered was clueless to what I was talking about. Tiki Lagun claims to have the least expensive gas on the Delta and I believe it. Gas there is only slightly more expensive than at your local gas station and sometimes even less expensive.

You might ask Chuck at Russo's. They sell gas at their dock.
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Re: President’s plan to seek waiver to Clean Air Act to allow sale of E15 fuel year-round

Postby WRB » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:40 pm

Search 2018 Wall Street article 30 million in credits given to refineries to meet ethanol demand.
There isn't enough ethanol to meet supply and demand of 10% 2005 mandate.
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Re: President’s plan to seek waiver to Clean Air Act to allow sale of E15 fuel year-round

Postby mark poulson » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:36 pm

WRB wrote:Search 2018 Wall Street article 30 million in credits given to refineries to meet ethanol demand.
There isn't enough ethanol to meet supply and demand of 10% 2005 mandate.
Tom

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