US Senate considers RFG, ethanol provisions in floor debate

Revisions to the federal reformulated gasoline program will be considered on the US Senate floor, possibly early this month, a bipartisan group of lawmakers predicted. Most senators support a plan agreed on by the Senate last year that updates RFG with a renewable fuels standard, effectively doubling fuel ethanol use over a decade.A pending Senate measure passed by the Environment and Public Works Committee this year is very similar to last year's plan endorsed by integrated oil companies and fuel ethanol producers. But the environment committee proposal is still not officially part of a comprehensive energy bill.Strong RFG supportSupporters of the RFG plan predict that if Congress pa...

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