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US EPA issues waiver to allow temporary sales of summertime higher ethanol fuel

reuters.com · 04/29/2022 13:17
US EPA issues waiver to allow temporary sales of summertime higher ethanol fuel

- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency waiver for a higher-ethanol gasoline blend on Friday, allowing summertime sales of the fuel in an attempt to help lower gasoline prices at the pump.

The move represents a temporary win for the biofuels industry and corn farmers, as it will likely expand sales of corn-based ethanol, and a setback for oil refiners, which view ethanol as competition.


(Reporting by Stephanie Kelly
Editing by Chris Reese)

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