A recent decision by the Biden administration to extend access to higher blends of ethanol through the summer months will begin today, resulting in cost savings for Americans at the gas pump.
“Gas prices are crippling American consumers,” said National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Chris Edgington. "Having access to higher levels of ethanol will save drivers money this summer.”
Biden’s action came after a 2021 court decision – resulting from oil industry efforts to limit the growth of higher ethanol blends – was set to end full-market access fuel with a 15% ethanol blend this summer.
Ethanol has been priced at least 80 cents less per gallon than unblended gasoline at wholesale throughout the spring, and drivers currently save up to 20 cents or more per gallon where E15 is available. E15 is lower in carbon, tailpipe and evaporative emissions.
Drivers can find retail fuel locations that offer E15, often marketed at Unleaded 88, and compare prices using www.getbiofuel.com.