Growth Energy: Oregon finalizes rule E15


Today, Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, congratulated the State of Oregon for finalizing its to reign to enable the sale of a 15 percent ethanol blend (E15) statewide. The rule will take effect in January 2022.

“Access to higher blends of renewable fuels is a victory for Oregon drivers and the environment. By authorizing the sale of the E15, Oregon is taking its commitment to tackle climate change to the next level by providing drivers with smart, low-carbon fuel, ”said Skor. “E15 also offers working families the best value for money at the pump. As our country grapples with rising gasoline prices, Oregon residents now have access to fuel that saves drivers as much as 10 cents a gallon. “

In June, Oregon Governor Kate Brown approved HB 3051, lowering Oregon’s renewable fuel blending requirement from “10%” to “at least 10%” – allowing the sale of ‘E15 and potentially higher mixtures in the future. In response, the Oregon Department of Agriculture released a proposed rule to make the change on blends greater than 10 percent. On Friday, October 29, Chris Bliley, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Growth Energy comments submitted in support of the proposed rule:

“Growth Energy strongly commends the department for its support of E15 sales in Oregon and strongly supports this proposal to clarify the legal sale of E15 in the state,” Bliley wrote. “We appreciate this opportunity to comment on this proposed rule and other departmental actions to facilitate sales of E15 and higher biofuel blends.”


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