Resist pressure to grant E15 an RVP waiver, 20 US senators urge Trump

Oil & Gas Journal: A bipartisan group of 20 US senators – 16 Republicans and 4 Democrats – urged President Donald J. Trump not to move forward with a plan to waive Reid Vapor Pressure volatility rules and allow the year-round sale of gasoline with a 15% ethanol blend nationwide. “A one-sided approach to addressing concerns related to the Renewable Fuel Standard that favors only one industry shareholder is misguided,” they noted in their Oct. 4 letter.

“We are concerned that doing so would do nothing to address the policies impacting refinery jobs, could hurt millions of consumers whose vehicles and equipment are not compatible with higher ethanol blended gasoline, and risk worsening air quality,” Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) and the 19 other senators warned. “We write to express our strong opposition to this approach.”

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