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New ethanol blend gas confusing: AAA

 

By Anthony Drew

News-Review Asst. Editor

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline is likely to cause confusion among consumers and could result in vehicle damage, according to a recent survey by AAA.

An overwhelming 95%?of consumers surveyed haven’t heard of E15, a gasoline blend that contains up to 15% ethanol.

With little consumer knowledge about E15 and less than 5% of cars on the road approved by automakers to use the fuel, AAA is urging regulators and the industry to stop the sale of E15 until motorists are better protected.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:45 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 8:30 PM
 

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+3 #1 Kurt Cira 2012-12-12 18:42
Ethanol in gasoline only benefits corn farmers and politicians. My car gets about 10% less miles per gallon on 10% ethanol blends than with pure gas. They may as well be adding water for the good it does. Valuable farm land is taken out of commission and the supposed energy gains are largely offset by the energy and CO2 involved with ethanol production. It’s time to stop this government subsidy.
Kurt Cira - Davie, FL
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