Trump orders EPA to waive volatility limits for E15

Oil & Gas Journal: US President Donald Trump ordered the US Environmental Protection Agency to waive volatility limits for gasoline with a 15% blend, facilitating its year-round sale in the country. Agricultural and ethanol interests applauded the Oct. 9 move, while the oil and gas industry and environmental organizations strongly condemned it.

“Today, we are unleashing the power of E15 to fuel our country all year long. Promises made, promises kept,” Bloomberg News reported the president saying at an evening rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he campaigned for Gov. Kim Reynolds and other Iowa Republicans facing reelection.

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