Retailer

January 30, 2019

Growth Energy, USGC submit comments on Ontario’s E15 goal

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council recently submitted joint comments to the Canadian Province of Ontario supporting the expansion of biofuels blending in the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan, which calls for the adoption of E15 by 2025. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

ACE asks senators to confirm Wheeler’s E15, RFS intentions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerACE is urging members of the U.S. Senate to secure evidence on Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s intentions regarding E15 and the RFS's small refinery hardship exemptions before casting their confirmation votes. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

Iowa recognizes Casey’s, Quick Oil with biofuel marketing awards

BY FUELIowa Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerIn Iowa, two companies were recently recognized with biofuel marketing awards. Casey's General Stores received the 2019 Ethanol Marketing Award, while Quick Oil Co. was awarded the 2019 Biodiesel Marketing Award. READ MORE

January 28, 2019

RFA, NCGA co-title sponsor 2019 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe 2019 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail begins later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association and the National Corn Growers Association signed on as co-title sponsors for the third consecutive year. READ MORE

January 25, 2019

Growth Energy: Report underscores need for higher ethanol blends

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFederal forecasts in the U.S. EIA's newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2019 (AEO2019) underscore the importance of delivering cleaner, lower cost options to the fuel pump, said Chris Bliley, vice president of regulatory affairs at Growth Energy. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

UAI: Test fuels are not representative of real-world fuels

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerAn analysis commissioned by the Urban Air Initiative and completed by Future Fuel Strategies looked at nearly 100 vehicle emissions studies and concluded that the test fuels used often do not match the real-world fuels available to consumers. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

In Depth: On Tap

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Retailers preparing for year-round E15 have options for pumps, financing and marketing. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

Opinion: See You in the Sunshine

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Policy, RetailerFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, options available to retailers who want to add E15, a look at loadout area safety improvements, and more. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

Opinion: Octane on ‘Sesame Street’

BY Doug Durante Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Striving for higher-octane fuels shouldn't mean saying goodbye to the RFS. READ MORE

January 21, 2019

RFA asks EPA to separate E15 provisions, RIN reform in rulemaking

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWith the government shutdown threatening to further delay approval of year-round sales of E15, the RFA is urging the U.S. EPA to focus strictly on year-round E15 provisions in its forthcoming proposed rule and address RIN reform measures separately. READ MORE

January 21, 2019

USGC expands its ethanol offerings at Grains.org

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerNew information about global market development efforts for U.S. ethanol and the benefits of the biofuel to global customers is now available online at www.grains.org, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

January 17, 2019

Iowa governor request funds for biofuel infrastructure program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has requested state funding to support the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, which provides cost-share grants to help fuel retailers in Iowa install equipment needed to offer higher blends of biofuel. READ MORE

January 16, 2019

Wheeler: E15, RFS rulemakings could be delayed by shutdown

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerOn Jan. 16, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler confirmed that the agency currently plans to complete a rule allowing year-round E15 by June 1, but cautioned it will be unable to meet that deadline if the government shutdown continues. READ MORE

January 15, 2019

RFA launches E15 awareness campaign

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWith less than five months before the start of the summer driving season, the RFA has launched an awareness campaign to educate consumers and policymakers about the benefits of E15 in anticipation of the blend being available year-round. READ MORE

January 09, 2019

ACE to hold 2019 Washington, DC, fly-in April 2-3

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerACE has announced its 11th annual Washington, D.C. Fly-in and Government Affairs Summit will take place April 2-3. Fly-in attendees with meet with Trump administration officials to discuss E15, the RFS and high-octane fuels. READ MORE

January 08, 2019

EIA proposes changes to biofuel reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking public comments on several changes it intends to make within its Petroleum Supply Reporting System, including those related to data collection on biofuels. READ MORE

January 07, 2019

Ethanol industry confident in E15 timeline despite shutdown

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe partial government shutdown has now entered its third week. Although much of the U.S. EPA’s staff has been furloughed, many in the ethanol industry are hopeful the agency will be able to complete its E15 rulemaking by the June 1 deadline. READ MORE

January 04, 2019

Marathon reportedly considers offering E15

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerLate last year, it was reported that Marathon Petroleum Corp. was considering selling E15 at some of its retail locations. While the company has failed to confirm that news, those in the ethanol industry say the reports—if true—could be a good sign. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Bosselman Enterprises introduces Boss Fuel brand

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerBosselman Enterprises has launched Boss Fuel, its own brand of gasoline, which is available at some of its Pump & Pantry locations in Nebraska. To date, the rebranding effort has been launched at 21 of the company's 45 Pump & Pantry stores. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

OPINION: What do you (think you) know about E15?

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, RetailerA recent article about unleaded E15 in a Wisconsin newspaper attempted to explain what’s different about the “new” 88 unleaded gasoline being sold in a growing number of locations in the state, but much of the information presented was wrong. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

OPINION: UST corrosion blame game continues

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerBiofuel opponents are continuing to blindly blame ethanol for corrosion in underground storage tanks (USTs). However, ethanol is not the culprit, and retailers need to know the facts to help fight back against misinformation. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

OPINION: Growth Energy launches new online retailer hub

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development, Growth Energy Found In:Business, RetailerGrowth Energy works with investors, technical specialists, and marketing experts dedicated to helping build the infrastructure and distribution network of higher biofuel blends in order to give more and more Americans the choice of E15 at the pump. READ MORE

December 28, 2018

Pre-blended E15 an option for many retailers

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, RetailerFor retailers looking to add E15 to their product lineup without having to install blender pumps, purchasing pre-blended E15 is a viable option. And more suppliers are willing to offer that option, if demand is there. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

Opinion: Recognizing Today’s Reality to Shape a Better Tomorrow

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Increasing demand for ethanol, RFS reset and promoting exports among ACE's 2019 priorities. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Trump signs 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Dec. 20, President Trump signed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill into law. The bill, titled the Agricultural Improvement Act, or H.R. 2, reauthorizes several Energy Title programs, including REAP and BCAP. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Minnesota marks more alternative fuel milestones in 2018

BY American Lung Association in Minnesota Found In:Markets, Business, Retailer This year, Minnesota became the first state in the country to have more than 400 public and private E85 stations. In 2018, 46 new E85 stations opened throughout Minnesota, bringing the total number of public and private stations to 411. READ MORE

December 19, 2018

RFA: RFS2 ‘has unquestionably lived up to its promise’

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerEleven years ago, President George W. Bush signed into law what has become the single most successful clean fuels policy in the United States—the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2), according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

December 17, 2018

MN Biofuels recognizes fuel retailer, releases 2018 annual report

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) named Plymouth Station Holiday as its 2018 Distinguished Retailer on Dec. 12. The organization also released its 2018 annual report on the same date. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its November forecasts for 2018 and 2019 ethanol production, but making slight changes to quarterly production forecasts. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

House passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. Trump is expected to sign the bill. READ MORE