Mario Parker and Jennifer A. Dlouhy

Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Defends Refinery Waivers by Noting Expanded Ethanol Sales

Ethanol Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump has cited his move to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline as farmers pressure him to dial back decisions to exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending mandates, signaling the president sees the two issues as related.

July 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Advances Changes to Unleash Sales of Ethanol-Blend Gasoline

Fuel Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration on March 12 advanced a plan meant to expand the U.S. market for corn-based ethanol and place trading restrictions on credits that refiners use to prove they are using biofuel.

March 12, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Agencies Bicker Over Ethanol as Higher Fuel Use Looms

worker at Brazil sugar cane processor A worker walks next to distilling tanks at a sugar cane processing facility near Sertaozinho, Brazil. (Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump’s pledge to his rural agricultural base to allow year-round sales of higher blends of ethanol spurred differing opinions between key federal agencies Feb. 27.

February 28, 2019
Business, Fuel

Marathon Considers Selling High-Ethanol Gas in Minnesota

Marathon gas pump Michael Conroy/Associated Press

Marathon Petroleum Corp., the largest U.S. oil refiner after its $23.3 billion acquisition of rival Andeavor this month, is weighing a plan to start sales of high-ethanol gasoline at its stations in Minnesota, according to people familiar with the matter.

October 22, 2018