E15 Mandate Resurfaces A Month After $20,000 Contribution To AldermanOne month after receiving a $20,000 contribution from one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol, Chicago’s most powerful alderman on Wednesday breathed new life into his plan to require Chicago gas stations to offer motorists a higher ethanol blend of fuel known as E-15.
City Council Delays Vote On E15 Gas Station OrdinanceAldermen have delayed action on a proposed ordinance that would require many gas stations to offer fuel that contains a higher blend of ethanol, in an issue that has Mayor Rahm Emanuel and powerful Ald. Ed Burke (14th) at odds.
City Council Considering Ordinance Requiring Gas Stations To Pump Fuel With More EthanolRight now, motorists use gasoline that contains 10 percent corn-based ethanol. The ordinance would require a pump dispensing 15 percent ethanol.
Proposed E15 Mandate Runs Out Of Gas After Marathon HearingA measure to require many gas stations in Chicago to sell gasoline with a higher mix of ethanol stalled in the City Council on Monday, after a marathon Finance Committee hearing.
Aldermen Seek To Require Gas Stations To Sell E15Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke (14th) and Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) have called for a requirement that all Chicago self-serve gas stations carry E15, which they said could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and might be less expensive than regular gasoline.
Restaurant Owners Support Cutting Ethanol Requirement To Help Food PricesRestaurant owners in Chicago say the federal government needs to help stop the rising cost of food.
Chicago's Average Gas Price Climbs Above $4 Per GallonPatrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com said lingering effects of the harsh winter were to blame for the recent spike in gas prices.
Approval Of E15 Ethanol Blend A Step CloserThe gasoline used in most cars could soon have more ethanol.
Expiring Ethanol Tax Credit Could Mean Higher Gas PricesAn expiring ethanol tax credit could lead to higher gas prices come 2012.
Professor: Use More Grass, Less Corn For Biofuels
Is Ethanol Better Than Gasoline?Crude oil prices are down, and that should be good news for drivers. But the problem is, many drivers aren't seeing prices at the gas pump fall that much.
Bill Pending To Increase Amount Of Ethanol In GasolineA bill that would pave the way for ethanol-based E15 fuel in Illinois is rattling around the Illinois House.