EPA proposes rule allowing sale of E15 year-round; improving RIN market transparency

By mmillikin The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) to be sold to 2001 and newer vehicles year-round across the country. The proposal takes advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for the summer months that has historically been applied only to E10.

E15 is already approved for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles—roughly 90% of the vehicles on the road in the US today. Currently, the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) regulations force fuel retailers to restrict sales of E15 to flex fuel vehicles (FFV) only from 1

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