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Truth About E15 Fuel

The multi-billion-dollar ethanol industry is pressuring the Chicago City Council to require E15 ethanol blended gasoline at Chicago gas stations. However, E15 has many drawbacks:
  •  Ethanol has 33% less energy than gasoline meaning it gets fewer miles per gallon. E15 is costly and consumers must spend more on high ethanol content fuels because they have to fill up more often to go the same miles according to AAA.
  • The Clean Air Task Force found that corn ethanol’s net greenhouse gas emissions are “28% higher than emissions that would result from the use of regular gasoline.”
  • Every major auto manufacturer has stated that vehicle damage caused by E15 may not be covered under warranty. AAA recommends suspending all sales. Ethanol mandates result in a family of four paying more than $2,000 per year in extra food costs according to FarmEcon LLC.
  • Ethanol mandates result in a family of four paying more than $2,000 per year in extra food costs according to FarmEcon LLC.
  • A broad coalition opposes Chicago's E15 mandate including, the Chicago Retail Merchants Association, Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association, Chicago Automobile Trade Association, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and many more.

Find out the truth about E15 fuel in the Fact Sheet:

E15 Truth Sheet

E15 Resources

AAA vs. RVA - An E15 Analysis

Analysis of E15 Compatibility

EPA Letter on E15


Testing on E15

Durability of Fuel Pumps and Fuel Level Senders in Neat and Aggressive E15

Intermediate-Level Ethanol Blends Engine Durability Study

Automaker Warnings on E15

Detailed Rebuttal of Critiques of the CRC Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Engine Durability Study


Marketer's Concerns with E15

PMAA Letter to John Podesta

PEI Letter to USDA on E15 Installation


Ethanol Blends

Potential Property Ranges on Mid-Level Ethanol Blends