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#2947607 - 09/18/12 11:15 AM Obama's Four Gallons of Gas Minimum Mandate
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By Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Special to The Hill

The latest mandate handed down from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is so ridiculous, even I was shocked. The EPA has now mandated how much gasoline you must buy at certain gas stations. Say hello to the Obama Administration’s four gallon minimum.

This unprecedented EPA overreach applies when filling up at a gas station that provides both E15 and E10, gasoline with 15 or 10 percent of ethanol, respectively, from the same hose.

At the insistence of the ethanol industry, the Obama Administration is pushing E15 into the marketplace, regardless of the serious concerns about the fuel’s impact on drivers. From its inception, E15 is a study in the consequences of government interference in the marketplace. The EPA’s decision to set a minimum purchase requirement is just the most recent example.

If this seems too far-fetched to be true, here is what the EPA recently wrote in a letter to the American Motorcyclist Association:

"EPA requires that retail stations that own or operate blender pumps either dispense E15 from a dedicated hose and nozzle if able or, in the case of E15 and E10 being dispensed from the same hose, require that at least four gallons of fuel be purchased to prevent vehicles and engines with smaller fuel tanks from being exposed to gasoline-ethanol blended fuels containing greater than 10 volume percent ethanol."

The EPA approved E15 for sale in the U.S. using a partial waiver, meaning it is only approved for some vehicles on the road— cars 2001 and later.
The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood ~Thomas Jefferson

#2947670 - 09/18/12 12:12 PM Re: Obama's Four Gallons of Gas Minimum Mandate [Re: LB FANATIC]
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Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

obama needs to drink some E15, I swear I'm gonna start paying the extra money for pure gasoline....

#2947688 - 09/18/12 12:37 PM Re: Obama's Four Gallons of Gas Minimum Mandate [Re: catman529]
Wes Parrish
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Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

 Originally Posted By: catman529
. . . . . I'm gonna start paying the extra money for pure gasoline....

Last week I was paying less for 100% gasoline than the price for 10% ethanol gas.

Without the government subsidies (which are nothing more than our collective tax dollars pre-paying for a substandard gasoline), ethanol gas would be much more expensive than 100% gasoline, and may become so even with the subsidies as I experienced last week.

We need to stop putting corn syrup into gasoline, and paying a lot more (thru gov. subsidies) for an INFERIOR gas. I have no problem with ethanol coming from some plant other than corn, and it being a market-based option without government subsidies. But how much sense does it make to increase the price of food so we can increase the price of gas, while squandering tax dollars, while ending up with an inferior fuel?

By the way, you will get slightly more horsepower and slightly better gas mileage with 100% gasoline, so it's actually worth a little higher price 100% of the time. But the real value in 100% gasoline is when putting it in engines that have not been designed for ethanol, such as outboard boat motors, lawnmowers, atv's, chainsaws, farm implements, etc.

#2947834 - 09/18/12 02:38 PM Re: Obama's Four Gallons of Gas Minimum Mandate [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Heck - the Federal government mandates that you have to buy something whether you want it or, the next logical step is to madate how much.
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