NEWS
Thu May 1, 2014 04:17 PM CDT

NEW YORK (DTN) -- The American Petroleum Institute has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to build in an adequate margin of safety when setting the final ethanol mandates for 2014 because projections of gasoline demand often miss the mark.

"Given the uncertainties in gasoline demand projections, a 9.7% ethanol mandate represents the minimum buffer needed to protect consumers against economic harm and safety concerns associated with the ethanol blend wall," API Downstream Group Director Bob Greco said.

Greco said the overwhelming majority of vehicles and refueling infrastructure have not been certified or warranted for ethanol blends above 10% and ...

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