GasBuddy: Year-round E15 can help lower prices
A fuel market expert says permanent year-round sales of E15 could help reduce gas prices across the country.
Patrick De Haan is head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Just kind of giving the market assurance that is now a product that can be found for all 12 months of the year instead of all the months barring the summer driving season,” he said. “It certainly would probably support the price of ethanol as well with more demand throughout the year.”
He tells Brownfield a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency would allow year-round sales in Midwestern states beginning in 2024. “We’ve been told that’s coming. It hasn’t just yet. Hopefully it will be in time for next summer so consumers have more options at the pump.”
De Haan says gasoline prices have pulled back slightly after a recent jump due to some refinery outages.