Fuel Retail Industry Commends Year-Round E15 Sales; Urges Administration to Address Additional Barriers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NATSO, representing truckstops, journey plazas and off-freeway gasoline merchants, and SIGMA: America’s Top Gas Marketers commended the Biden Administration for permitting 12 months-spherical gross sales of gasoline containing 15 p.c ethanol (E15). The business cautioned, even so, that ongoing impediments linked to infrastructure compatibility could restrict industry penetration of bigger blends of ethanol remaining marketed in the United States.

The gasoline retail market advocated for 12 months-round E15 income to assistance decrease gasoline charges for buyers although enhancing the industry’s gasoline choices and improving the carbon intensity of individuals fuels.

“We assistance removing unnecessary regulatory obstacles to the sale of larger ethanol blends. E15 delivers merchants an possibility to diversify gas alternatives and make improvements to gasoline’s emissions characteristics though reducing fees for shoppers and maximizing America’s electricity stability,” reported David Fialkov, Govt Vice President of Federal government Affairs for NATSO, speaking on behalf of NATSO and SIGMA. “Gas stores will keep on to confront obstacles to investing in E15, mainly in the type of infrastructure compatibility issues and linked legal responsibility exposure. When present-day announcement is positive, till these obstructions are eradicated, they will impede the sale of larger ethanol blends.”

Precisely, fuel vendors will have to grapple with a point out-by-point out patchwork of highly-priced infrastructure compatibility needs. Gas suppliers also experience legal responsibility issues if consumers misfuel their automobiles, most likely voiding their manufacturer’s auto guarantee.  

The sector appears ahead to performing with the Administration, lawmakers and all sector stakeholders to handle these superb concerns. 


NATSO is the trade affiliation of America’s travel plaza and truckstop business. Founded in 1960, NATSO represents the sector on legislative and regulatory issues serves as the official supply of information on the varied travel plaza and truckstop market supplies training to its users conducts an annual conference and trade demonstrate and supports endeavours to commonly increase the organization weather in which its customers run. For additional details, visit NATSO.com. Call: Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman, Vice President, Public Affairs.

SIGMA: AMERICA’S Main Gasoline Entrepreneurs signifies a numerous membership of approximately 260 impartial chain suppliers and entrepreneurs of motor gasoline.   When 67 {194d821e0dc8d10be69d2d4a52551aeafc2dee4011c6c9faa8f16ae7103581f6} are concerned in gasoline retailing, 83 p.c are associated in wholesaling, 56 {194d821e0dc8d10be69d2d4a52551aeafc2dee4011c6c9faa8f16ae7103581f6} transportation products, 39 {194d821e0dc8d10be69d2d4a52551aeafc2dee4011c6c9faa8f16ae7103581f6} have bulk plant operations, and 20 per cent function terminals. Member retail outlets arrive in numerous forms such as truckstops, classic “gas stations,” ease stores with gasoline pumps, cardlocks, and unattended community fueling locations.

Speak to: Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman 
Vice President, General public Affairs

Source NATSO, Inc.