E15 Ethanol Coming To Missouri In June

New rules taking effect at the end of the month mean Missouri will join 12 other states that allow their gasoline retailers to sell a 15 percent mix of ethanol, but it won’t become as common as E10 anytime soon. Few stations have adopted the blend. With more than 120,000 gas stations in the country, the last count by the Renewable Fuels Association, in January, put the number offering E15 at 59.While not mandatory, the new regulation created a combustible mix of controversy in the state, with the corn lobby and the convenience store lobby throwing their considerable political clout on opposing sides of the issue. AAA, the national motor club federation, has pushed back against the E15 standard, saying that 90 percent of the cars on the road are not approved by automakers to use the fuel. That could void warranties and cause engine damage, the group says.

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