24 Jun '13, 12pm
Drumbeat: June 24, 2013
Posted by Leanan on June 24, 2013 - 9:45am Supreme Court could consider suit to block sales of high-ethanol gas blend The American Petroleum Institute, the oil industry's chief lobbying group, has asked the Supreme Court to block sales of E15. The court could decide as soon as Monday whether to hear the ethanol case, which combines similar requests by groups representing refiners and car manufacturers. Putting fuel with up to 15 percent ethanol into older cars and trucks "could leave millions of consumers with broken down cars and high repair bills," said Bob Greco, a senior API official who has met with the White House on ethanol issues. The ethanol industry counters that there have been no documented cases of engine breakdowns caused by the high-ethanol blend since limited sales of E15 began last year. "This is another example of oil companies unnecessarily scaring peopl...