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An E15 Warning for Consumers

coordinating research council  distribution  e10  e15  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  gasoline  gasoline pumps  vehicle safety 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 7, 2011

Battle lines are being drawn over the labels that are supposed to be affixed to gasoline pumps dispensing E15. This fuel blend, which consists of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol, has been authorized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in 2007 and newer model vehicles despite the fact that it appears to be capable of harming some engines and dispensing equipment.

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Higher Oil Demand Signals Economic Recovery

crude oil  diesel  distribution  domestic energy  fuel  gasoline  oil demand  refineries  ulsd  diesel vehicles  fuel demand  ultra-low sulfer diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 17, 2010

"Stronger fuel demand tells us a recovery is underway." Those are the words of API's Chief Economist John Felmy today, describing the good news in API's Monthly Statistical Report for November. The report shows that U.S. petroleum deliveries (a measure of demand) climbed 6.5 percent last month over November 2009. The increase was the largest year-to-year increase for any month in 2010. 

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What You Pay for at the Pump

crude oil  distribution  energy policy  energy prices  excise taxes  gas prices  gasoline  gasoline prices  oil and natural gas  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 30, 2010

If you drove during the Thanksgiving Day holiday, you probably noticed that the price of gasoline has increased. Since September, gas prices have climbed several cents per gallon.

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Oil Spill: Something to Ponder...

bp  deepwater horizon  distribution  gulf oil spill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 28, 2010

One of my colleagues snapped a photo of this sign at a BP service station this weekend.

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Oil Spill Protests: Who Gets Hurt?

deepwater horizon  distribution  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill response  milwaukee journal  national association of convenience stores  ricker oil company 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 8, 2010

Anti-oil activists have found an outlet for their frustration over the Gulf oil spill. In several states this week, they are protesting, holding vigils, and calling for boycotts against BP. 

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True to Our Word...

distribution  domestic energy  energy policy  ethanol  gasoline  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 20, 2010

API has filed suit in Tennessee over a new law that allows marketers, including owners/operators of convenience stores, to blend ethanol into gasoline. In general, the blending process occurs at fuel terminals where oil companies add ethanol to create fuels that are ultimately sold to the consumer. 

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It Could Be Worse...

alaska  distribution  domestic energy  nebraska  north dakota 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 8, 2010

Many parts of the United States are experiencing an Arctic blast today. North Dakota could hit 50 degrees below zero, eastern Nebraska is likely to see temperatures as low as 35 below, while the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic states have received a fresh layer of snow ranging from a foot to a few inches. In the Deep South, citrus growers have been scrambling to protect their trees from overnight temperatures in the 20s. 

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Is Anyone Listening?

climate  climate bill  climate change  congress  distribution  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  natural gas  taxes  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 23, 2009

More voices are speaking out against the climate legislation being considered on Capitol Hill. Here's a sampling of some of the statements and studies that have been in the news during the past couple of days.

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Economic Hope on the Horizon

demand  distribution  energy  gasoline 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 16, 2009

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke yesterday proclaimed that the recession appears to be ending. He based his comments in part on new data showing that consumer spending in August hit its highest level in three years. 

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Country of Origin

distribution  energy policy  ethanol  fuel  gasoline prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 3, 2009

A group that lobbies for ethanol wants consumers to know where their fuel come from, so it has asked Congress to require gasoline dealers to put labels on their pumps. According to The Hill, the ethanol group Growth Energy believes that consumers won't like where some of their fuel originates and are likely to prefer purchasing homegrown ethanol made from U.S. corn. 

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