EPA To Issue Emergency Waiver For E15

  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022 08:08

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue a national, emergency waiver for E15 to be sold from June 1 to Sept 15 this year.

In a statement from the White House today, the EPA will take final action to issue the emergency waiver closer to June 1. 

"An emergency waiver can help increase fuel supplies, give consumers more choices to get lower prices, and provide savings to many families. At current prices, E15 can save a family 10 cents per gallon of gas on average, and many stores sell E15 at even greater discount," the White House said. 

It said the EPA is also considering additional action to facilitate the use of E15 year-round, including continued discussions with states who have expressed interest in allowing year-round use of E15 and considering modifications to E15 fuel pump labeling. 

The White House said today's announcement builds on President Biden's efforts in recent weeks to address high pump prices.

In 2021, 86.65 million gallons of E15 was sold in Minnesota.  

In addition, the Whilte House said payments from the USDA's Pandemic Assistance For Producers (up to $700 million) will begin before the end of April.