EPA issues waiver allowing E15 to be sold in May

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a waiver allowing E15 gasoline — gasoline blended with 15% ethanol — to be sold from May 1 to May 20.

“Today’s announcement from EPA is good news for farmers and consumers heading into the summer travel season,” said National Farmers Union President Rob Larew. “Drivers will see increased choice and competition, farmers will see more opportunities for their bottom line and we’ll all be one step further in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This is a win for everyone.”

“The waiver is good news. Not only will it lower prices at the pump, but also it will use more ethanol, a renewable fuel made here in Minnesota,” said Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Gary Wertish. “MFU also supports the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act and the Next Generation Fuels Act, bills that will allow for the permanent year-round sale of E15 and cut fuel costs and emissions while increasing our nation’s energy security.”

The Clean Air Act allows the EPA administrator, in consultation with Department of Energy, to temporarily waive certain fuel requirements to address fuel shortages. The temporary waiver was granted to help ensure the adequate supply of gasoline due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. EPA will continue to monitor the supply, and the agency expects to issue new waivers extending the emergency fuel waiver until the unusual fuel supply circumstances are no longer present.

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