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Renewable fuel advocates praise today's Supreme Court decision not to hear a challenge to higher ethanol blends of gasoline, permitting the EPA's move to allow the sale of gasoline containing 15% ethanol to stand. Opponents warn of potential engine damage and higher prices for consumers. Refiners: ALJ -4.8%, VLO -4.6%, TSO -4.1%, PSX -3.4%, MPC -3.3%, WNR -3.1%, HFC -1.9%.
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  • SoldHigh
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    Ethanol is bad for engines AND it contains less energy than gas. Ban it from gasoline!
    24 Jun 2013, 07:13 PM Reply Like
  • bigbenorr
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    Go Diesel!!!
    24 Jun 2013, 07:34 PM Reply Like
  • nemonemo
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    Lord Obama and his secret weapon of economic destruction: EPA
    24 Jun 2013, 07:51 PM Reply Like
  • galt55812
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    The ethanol fiasco is evidence that the US govt. is for sale to the highest bidder. Next time the US is attacked, let Archer Daniels Midland and the corn farmers defend it. The rest of us don't have a dog in that fight.
    25 Jun 2013, 12:09 AM Reply Like
  • earlc
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    Obama and the EPA have to go, the EPA has become the unstopable leach on industry in the USA, and has more authority than congress.
    Earl in Az.
    25 Jun 2013, 12:16 AM Reply Like
  • Veritas1010
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    The ethanol issue is a sub-category in the over-arching problem of a government no longer in tune with what the people want and intelligibly understand would benefit us. I would argue that history demonstrates this issue transcends one American president. We no longer have a federal government that gives one wit about the people, only special interests (in this case the ethanol lobby) and to obey the dictas of the elites. Big brother is not only listening and watching, but doesn't give a rats hindquarters about that little issue called the Constitution and Bill of Rights either - so you think the faceless bureaucracy cares about proper fuel choices...
    25 Jun 2013, 03:11 AM Reply Like
  • Maninder Batra
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    How much bribes did the ethanol lobby pay to the obama mafia kleptocracy that's the real question?
    25 Jun 2013, 03:15 AM Reply Like
  • RONSWAD
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    The above diatribes show demand for maintaining the status quo of Big Oil as our primary source of energy, and little concern about the dilemma we face in this world of an increasing demand for this fossil fuel, coupled with a diminishing accessibility to it as an ample supply of fossil fuels for continued use in ever more internal combustion engines used worldwide for transport.

     

    Corn ethanol is a big loser and requires more energy to produce than is obtained - it is also misuse of potable drinkable water.

     

    The emphasis needs to be on obtaining oil sources that are renewable! Where? ALGAE - that is what much of underground oil is - decayed plant life.

     

    There are many "disruptors" of current technology that are finding ways to produce and market renewable oil - from algae - at costs less than the total "all-in costs" of deep water drilling and horizontal fracking methods currently extolled as our salvation by Big Oil.

     

    Companies you should look at include the following:

     

    1/ Algaetec of Australia (supplying jet fuel to Lufthansa);

     

    2/ Algenol (ethanol of 10,000 gallons/acre @ $1.00/gallon from algae + seawater + solar) - this company is not yet public;

     

    3/ Origin Oil (now using its algae technology to clean up polluted fracking waters);

     

    4/ Sapphire Energy - not yet public - one of Bill Gates' pursuits

     

    5/ Solazyme - using algae for multiple oil usages
    25 Jun 2013, 12:05 PM Reply Like
  • Veritas1010
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    "The above diatribes show demand for maintaining the status quo of Big Oil as our primary source of energy..."

     

    Au contraire, Sir.

     

    We all would love to function in an idealized world where clean healthy natural alternatives not only existed plentifully within every energy choice, but also all other endeavors by man and nature - further that they truly were the norm - or at least as the French might say,"de rigueur".

     

    Alas, I think that was called the Garden of Eden, and frankly I'm a bit surprised that someone who has survived the "minefield" of life as long as yourself can seriously suggest that idealism rather than pragmatism is the coin of the realm for ultimate financial success for most of us here on Earth.

     

    To put it more bluntly, would you tell your children, (or grandson/granddaughter) to purchase, (or maybe buy of your own volition for them), as there first equity purchase CVX or XOM - or one of the above investments you have suggested???

     

    I'll leave perfection, and its possiblities for the afterlife, in the mean time I think I know where to tell my children to place their hardearned money now.
    26 Jun 2013, 03:23 PM Reply Like
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