Supreme Court won't block sales of 15% ethanol

7:43 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Supreme Court won't block sales of 15% ethanol

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Will drivers nationwide be pulling up to gas station pumps that sell E15 now that the Supreme Court has declined to block sales of the fuel that is a gas blend containing 15% ethanol? In a word: No. The reasons why are a bit more complex but have to do with the potential damage to older cars and motorcycles that E15 can do and the industry's opposition to making the switch nationwide to the cheaper and cleaner fuel.
A Lawrence, Kan., fueling station pump displays various grades of fuel, including E15, which contains 5 percent more ethanol than the current 10 percent norm sold at most U.S. gas stations.