fuel standards

Agriculture
6:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Field Notes: What does the future of ethanol hold?

Only about 2,500 gas stations offer E85 for flex fuel vehicles, primarily stations in the Midwest where most ethanol is produced.
Credit Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media

This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s Field Notes, in which we talk about important issues related to food production.

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Politics
7:44 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Senator Blunt touts bill reducing 'Starbucks of the petroleum business,' or boutique fuels

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt was in Cape Girardeau, Thursday, Aug. 29, touting legislation to reduce 'boutique' fuels.
Credit Jacob McCleland / KRCU

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt was in Missouri on Thursday to promote legislation that would reduce the number of so-called "boutique" fuels.

Under the Clean Air Act, different cities use different blends of fuel. Blunt's bill reduces the number of boutique fuels and broadens the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to give a waiver to a city to use whichever fuel they want in times of supply disruption.

At gas station in Cape Girardeau, the Republican Senator says before the Clean Air Act, the refineries were not the profit centers of the oil industry.

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Politics
8:09 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Blunt calls for simplifying fuel blends with GAS Act, weighs in on fair fiasco

Sen. Blunt speaks on the GAS Act at Fast and Friendly Fuel Stop in Ozark, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

Citing the high cost of gasoline, including a time this week when he says costs in southwest Missouri rose by 10 cents in one day, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is again urging passage of the Gas Accessibility & Stabilization (GAS) Act.

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Agriculture
2:25 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Idle ethanol plants wait for new fuel standards

A semi rolls past NEDAK ethanol. The plant shut down when corn prices peaked during the summer of 2012 and new demand from E15 failed to materialize.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

Ethanol is an up and down industry, and right now it’s down. Ethanol plants in at least 13 states have stopped running over recent months because of higher corn prices and lower demand for the biofuel. The industry is trying to change the equation by putting more of the ethanol in gasoline. But as Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media reports, ethanol critics are pushing back.

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