Debate over "blend wall" continues

With gasoline prices up across the country, the oil industry is pointing to the "blend wall" and the sharp increase in Renewable Identification Number prices as the cause, writes the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal. The federal government is forcing refiners to buy more ethanol than needed because of lack of foresight, the board writes. "[T]he E10 'blend wall' was erected by the oil companies themselves, and it is little more than a convenient excuse for their refusal to move to higher-level ethanol blends," said Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen.

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