Sept 6 Growth Energy, a U.S. ethanol lobbying
group, on Tuesday said it applauded a proposal by the New York
Department of Agriculture and Markets to update the state's fuel
regulations to allow for the sale of gasoline that contains 15
* Some states such as Iowa and Illinois already offer
so-called E15 fuel.
* Greater availability of higher ethanol blends is seen as
crucial for the U.S. biofuel industry that is forecast to
produce the most ethanol ever in the 2016/17 season.
* Most gasoline in the United States contains around 10
* "This proposal marks a major victory for consumers, who
would gain access to cleaner, more affordable choices at the
pump," said Growth Energy Chief Executive Officer Emily Skor.
SOURCE: Growth Energy statement
(Reporting by Michael Hirtzer in Chicago)