Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

It's all about the asterisk, it turns out. Most buyers likely assume that the conditions for rating a new car's fuel economy and engine performance are identical. For at least one carmaker--Ford--and possibly others as well, that turns out not to be the case: Different gasoline formulations are... read more

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Bills To Kill Renewable Fuel Law, Ban E15 Ethanol Fuel Likely Doomed

The addition of ethanol to gasoline has now been a political hot potato in the U.S. for more than a decade. Joined by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, U.S... read more June 9, 2015 by 

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Ethanol In Marine Fuels: Why It Makes Boat Owners So Angry

Few topics get our commenters more riled up than ethanol. Both sides weigh in with fervor and passion, debating energy security versus agricultural policies and costs... read more March 13, 2015 by 

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Ethanol A Victim Of Change As Gasoline Sales Have Flatlined?

Eight years ago, ethanol was going to let the U.S. grow its own vehicle fuel, reduce its use of gasoline made from imported oil, and boost energy security. How much have you... read more December 11, 2013 by 

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New Lure For Ethanol Blends: More Ethanol, But A Lower Price?

Could low prices be the key to making ethanol more popular? One Michigan filling station allows customers to change the ethanol-gasoline blend in their fuel. As customers... read more September 27, 2013 by 

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Demand For Gas Falls, Gas Prices Rise: Blame Ethanol (And Congress)

For fans of fuel efficiency, the New York Times has good news and bad news. The good news is: drivers in the U.S. are using less gas these days. The bad news is: that's... read more March 19, 2013 by  10

Section of 1933 photo of E10 ethanol fueling station from Nebraska State Historical Society

Ethanol Is Nothing New; E10 Gasoline Was Sold In 1930s

Back in the 1930s, the United States produced the vast bulk of the oil it burned. It wasn't until the 1973 oil crisis that things like OPEC and fuel efficiency entered the... read more January 18, 2013 by  7

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EPA Keeps Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate, Rejects Suspension Request

Last month, the governors of eight states and almost 200 members of Congress asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to suspend rules that mandate production of... read more November 19, 2012 by  6

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Ethanol In Your Gasoline Tank: The Pros And Cons

With flex-fuel cars that can run on E85 ethanol still a minority of the vehicles on sale, you might think ethanol isn't as important as some other future fuels. But up to 10... read more July 18, 2012 by  7

Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

OK, E15 Gasoline Is Now Approved; Do You Need To Care?

You felt the earth shake a week ago today when the EPA formally approved the sale of E15 gasoline, right? Oh, you didn't? Not surprising, really. No gas station in the U.S... read more June 22, 2012 by  7

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Congress Actually Ends Taxpayer Funding Of Ethanol Subsidies

When the U.S. Congress adjourned for the holidays on Friday, December 23, its departure sealed the fate of subsidized ethanol production. During its session, the Congress did... read more December 27, 2011 by  17

Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

EPA Tells Drivers E15 Won't Kill Your Car As Automakers Howl

Ah, ethanol, that most political of alternative fuels. Farmers love it, deficit hawks hate it, automakers want it for flex-fuel CAFE credits but nowhere else, and... read more July 8, 2011 by  11

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U.S. Senate Votes To End Ethanol Subsidies; They'll Continue Anyhow

The once-unthinkable actually happened last Thursday: The U.S. Senate voted 73-27 to abolish a 45-cents-per-gallon subsidy to the U.S. ethanol industry. Immediately. Because... read more June 20, 2011 by  2

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Pay Attention This Summer When You Gas Up: It Might Be E15

While the legal status of E15 gasoline is in doubt, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with plans for it to roll out before this summer's driving season... read more March 15, 2011 by  3

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EPA To Approve E15 Gasoline Blend For 2001-2006 Vehicles Too

Following its October approval of E15 gasoline for 2007 or newer cars, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to announce today that it will expand the approval to cars... read more January 21, 2011 by  1

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Automakers Sue To Stop E15 Gasoline Over Fears It Harms Cars

Every major automaker selling cars in the U.S. has signed onto a lawsuit filed Monday aimed at halting the rollout of E15 gasoline, which has a higher proportion of ethanol... read more December 22, 2010 by  0


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