API-commissioned survey finds voters concerned about E15’s impacts

Seventy-seven percent of likely voters say they are concerned that ethanol blends above the current 10% limit under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard can cause severe damage to car engines and fuel system components, a Harris Interactive poll commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute found.

“America’s energy-from-shale revolution has made the RFS an obsolete relic of our country’s decades-long era of energy scarcity,” API Downstream Group Director Bob Greco told reporters during an Oct. 2 teleconference.

“It makes little sense to keep pushing a solution to fix a problem that no longer exists, especially when it could harm consumers and devastate our economy,” he declared.

API said the telephone survey of 1,034 randomly selected registered voters during the Sept. 19-23 period also found 69% saying that using more corn to produce ethanol could increase consumer prices for groceries due to the reduction in corn supply for food, food products, and animal feed.

Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com.

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