Smith Statement on Administration Decision to Expand Access to E-15 Gasoline Blends

Apr 12, 2018 Issues: Agriculture, Energy, Trade

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE), a senior member of the Committee on Ways and Means, released the following statement today after President Trump announced his intention to expand access to 15 percent ethanol blends in gasoline (E-15) year-round.

“I’m proud to hear President Trump’s support for expanded access to E-15 gasoline blends year-round. This is a decision which will allow greater access to cleaner and more affordable fuel options throughout the year while also benefiting Nebraska agriculture as various ethanol blends become more widely available.

Having long supported this expansion, I introduced the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act to bring about broader access to higher ethanol blends. I applaud this move by the administration and urge its swift implementation in order to guarantee the maximum benefit for consumers and producers alike.”