Oil Refiners Challenge EPA Rule Allowing High-Ethanol Gas Sales

June 10, 2019, 4:47 PM

The top U.S. oil refining trade group on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging an EPA rule allowing year-round sales of higher-ethanol E15 gasoline.

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers association filed its petition for review with U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, hours after rule was published in the Federal Register on Monday.

The move challenges a just-finalized EPA rule that benefits corn-based ethanol by waiving E15 gasoline containing 15% ethanol from Reid vapor pressure requirements that had barred sales during summer months in smog-plagued areas.

NOTE: Oil cos. and associations had telegraphed the legal challenge, arguing ...

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