Retailer

September 19, 2019

In Depth: Market Movers

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Projections for E15 have been inconsistent since the May 31 Reid vapor pressure waiver. Ethanol Producer Magazine explores some of the factors that will influence the blend's trajectory in the coming years. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Comment period on Section 610 review of RFS closes Sept. 23

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThose who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act have approximately one week left to do so. A public comment period on the review closes Sept. 23. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

NDCUC, NDEC partner with retailers on Unleaded88

BY North Dakota Corn Utilization Council Found In:Business, RetailerThe North Dakota Corn Utilization Council, in coordination with the North Dakota Ethanol Council, is implementing the North Dakota Unleaded88 Expansion Program. The program helps retailers install equipment needed to sell E15. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

NCGA files court motion in support of E15

BY National Corn Growers Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe National Corn Growers Association on Sept. 9 moved to intervene in an effort by big oil to challenge the EPA’s final RVP rule by filing a motion in support of the U.S. EPA and the final rule allowing for year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

OPINION: Growth Energy hosts E15 retailers at annual retreat

BY Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy vice president of market development Found In:Business, RetailerGrowth Energy recently held its fifth annual Prime the Pump retreat in Brainerd, Minnesota, where more than 20 representatives from our retail partners and affiliates gathered to discuss the latest trends in the convenience store space. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

OPINION: Continuing the conversation on Casey’s and E15

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerCassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Associations, continues the conversation about adjusting for E15 with Nathaniel Doddridge, director of fuels for Casey's General Store. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

ACE leadership keynotes NEB event for fuel retailers

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, RetailerAs the first summer of nation-wide approved E15 use winds to an end, ACE continues its efforts to ensure retailers understand their hands are no longer tied by red tape preventing them from offering lower priced, higher octane E15 fuel. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

Trump teases work on policy package to boost ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerPresident Donald Trump issued a tweet Aug. 29 suggesting his administration is working on a “giant package” to boost demand for ethanol. He did not indicate what the timeframe for the release of that package might be. READ MORE

August 27, 2019

ACE: Retailers share E15, E85 experiences at recent conference

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, RetailerThe American Coalition for Ethanol hosted a diverse mix of ethanol interests at its recent conference in Omaha. Among the speakers were Randy Gard of Bosselman Enterprises and Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

EPA extends public comment period on Section 610 review of RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA posted a notice to its website Aug. 21 extending the public comment period on its review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory the Regulatory Flexibility Act through Sept. 23. READ MORE

August 19, 2019

Nebraska Ethanol Board offers fuel retailer training for E15

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Business, RetailerThe Nebraska Ethanol Board is hosting a free workshop for fuel retailers Aug. 28. Attendees will hear from fuel retailers selling E15 and learn about resources to make offering E15 easy and affordable. Ron Lamberty of ACE is the keynote speaker. READ MORE

August 16, 2019

Retailers discuss E15, E85 at ACE conference

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty moderated a fuel retailer panel at ACE’s annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska Aug. 16. On the panel were Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels and Randy Gard of Bosselman Enterprises. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

Growth Energy, GasBuddy launch Unleaded 88 on GasBuddy app

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy and GasBuddy announced Aug. 13 that drivers across the nation can now take advantage of Unleaded 88’s affordable prices through GasBuddy’s database and app. The app tracks E15 prices at more than 1,800 retail locations. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Petition filed challenging EPA’s limit to higher ethanol blends

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerA group of petitioners, including Urban Air Initiative and National Farmers Union, have filled a legal petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals requesting judicial review of an EPA rulemaking that would limit blends of ethanol higher than 15 percent. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Opinion: What’s the Plan to Increase Ethanol Use?

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Low Carbon Octane Standard could be the way to increase ethanol use beyond E15. READ MORE

August 08, 2019

O’Brien: Retailers, Prime the Pump set the stage for E15 adoption

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerFor retailers who are still looking to add E15 to their product mix, Growth Energy’s vice president of market development, Mike O’Brien believes there’s no better place to learn about and ask questions than the Prime the Pump program. READ MORE

August 08, 2019

RFA: E15 sales up, but SREs suppress expansion

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerData released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce prove that the marketplace is already responding to President Trump’s elimination of a decades-old regulatory barrier severely limiting the sale of E15 in the summertime. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

Minnesota funds E15, E85 fuel infrastructure project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 6 funding for a bioenergy pilot plant and three biofuel blending infrastructure projects, including one that that focuses on E15 and E85 distribution. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

Opinion: A Historic Day for the Ethanol Industry

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: An inside look at President Trump's June visit to SIRE celebrating year-round E15. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

OPINION: Adding E15 into the mix: one retailer’s experience

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerRFA's Cassie Mullen and Nathaniel Doddridge, director of fuels for Cassey's General Store, discuss Casey's experience with E15. Cassey's currently offers E15 at 125 of its locations, with plans for up to an additional 60 locations by the end of 2019. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Opinion: Fuel Blending Guide Will Bring Consistency

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Emissions testing reforms needed to reduce misinformation about ethanol. READ MORE

July 25, 2019

Year-round E15 highlighted in MN Biofuels’ mid-year report

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association’s 2019 First-Half Report highlights the organization’s push to grow the use of E15 in Minnesota, and the impacts the 1-pound RVP waiver for the fuel has had on the state. READ MORE

July 18, 2019

EIA discusses expanded availability of E15

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Business, RetailerThe U.S Energy Information discusses a recent U.S. EPA ruling that has increased the availability of E15. The fuel blend is currently sold at more than 1,800 retail fuel stations across 31 states. Incentives are expected to help boost that number. READ MORE

July 17, 2019

ACE: Mexican fuel marketers confident they can offer ethanol

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, RetailerACE and IRFA recently hosted a tour in conjunction with the USGC to show nine decision-makers from key Mexican retail and supplier groups how ethanol blends have been successfully and profitably incorporated across Iowa. READ MORE

July 16, 2019

US ethanol groups weigh in on Ontario’s E15 plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council sent joint comments to Ontario’s Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks July 8 regarding its proposed plan and schedule for implementing E15. READ MORE

July 15, 2019

Casey’s, Kansas Corn announce expansion of E15 fuel

BY Kansas Corn Commission Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerCasey’s General Stores and the Kansas Corn Commission have announced the addition of E15 fuel at several Casey’s locations across Kansas, providing Kansas drivers with a lower-priced, cleaner fuel option. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

ACE, IRFA host tours for Mexican fuel retailers

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerFuel retailers from Mexico visited Iowa this week to get a first-hand view of the U.S.’s ethanol industry. The group toured a farm where corn is grown, an ethanol plant, a fuel terminal, and several retail stations. READ MORE

July 10, 2019

USGC welcomes new member Eco-Energy

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Business, RetailerThe U.S. Grains Council has welcomed Eco-Energy as a new member. Eco-Energy includes an expansive downstream distribution network, global trade flows, transportation platform and a disciplined marketing approach. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

EIA lowers ethanol production forecast for 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has slightly lowered its forecast for 2019 ethanol production but is maintaining its outlook for 2020 production, according to the July edition of the EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

OPINION: Retailers and E15 infrastructure

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EPA recently removed a key regulatory barrier to year-round E15 sales. The Renewable Fuels Association is ready to assist retailers, marketers, terminal operators and others who want to take a serious look at offering the fuel blend. READ MORE