Minneapolis, April 28 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a national emergency waiver to allow E15 to be sold from June 1 to Sept 15 this year.
“Allowing E15 sales during the summer driving season will not only help increase fuel supply, but support American farmers, strengthen US energy security, and provide relief to drivers across the country,” said Michael Regan, EPA administrator, in statement.
The EPA said the emergency fuel waiver will go into effect May 1.
“The EPA’s announcement of an emergency waiver allowing the sale of E15 this summer is the right decision for Minnesota’s consumers, the environment, and economy. Minnesota has been a leader in offering higher blends of ethanol like E15 because it saves drivers money, improves air quality, and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels. We especially thank Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Angie Craig, and all the bipartisan members of the Minnesota delegation who helped advocate with the administration to secure this critical result,” said Brian Werner, executive director of the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
Read the EPA’s full announcement here.