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  • dadnorris1 Aug 27, 2012 11:53 AM Flag

    Bloomberg: Ethanol Stays in Gasoline Even If Mandate Ends

    A Democrat who cares for the working and middle classes has not choice but to do the right thing. Period

    Under the fourth option there, the EPA allows a fairly big relaxation of the ethanol rule next year. (A waiver this year is unlikely.) Refiners are required to use 25 percent less ethanol. And ethanol producers can carry over their credits from previous years. In that case, corn prices could drop more than 20 percent, to $6.56 per bushel. That’s about where corn prices would have been if we only had a “weak drought” this year. In other words, by relaxing the ethanol rule, the EPA could essentially turn a “strong drought” into a “weak drought” as far as prices are concerned.

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