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Grant oil industry waivers to ignore gasohol mandate

President Donald Trump has ordered the EPA to expand sales of corn ethanol, allowing year-round sales of gasoline with 15% ethanol content, an increase over the 10% blends that are sold at most gas stations. The sale of the blends, known as "E15," [is part of the] federal biofuels mandate that Congress first created in 2005 to help reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil. The mandate requires oil refiners to blend specified volumes of biofuels into the nation's gasoline supply.

Trump has personally sought to mediate the dispute, which has pitted ethanol backers against [oil states who asked to] grant concessions to the oil industry. The oil industry had benefited from the more than two dozen waivers that former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt granted to refineries that allowed them to ignore the mandate that they blend the corn-based fuel with gasoline. But that angered farm groups, who said it reduced the requirement for ethanol by billions of gallons.

Source: Politico.com's Eric Wolff on 2018 Trump Administration ,

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