The Renewable Identification Numbers rose to record highs yesterday, indicating that the blendwall is upon us. This article speaks to how ethanol blends would clearly spike gas
prices—something that is obviously not good for recreational boating and
fishing. Read the full article here.
In addition to the likely increase in gas prices, an increase in ethanol blend level may lead to a reduction in gasoline available for sale. The MRAA continues to work with the federal government to oppose this increase in ethanol blend.
Remember, ninety-five percent of all recreational boats are fueled at traditional gas stations, and if E15 becomes the commonly-available blend at these stations, misfueling will occur, and marine engines will be damaged.