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The EPA's going to permit gasoline with up to 15% ethanol for use in newer vehicles - amid...

The EPA's going to permit gasoline with up to 15% ethanol for use in newer vehicles - amid intense lobbying by the fuel's producers, as well as by corn producers, oil companies, environmentalists and automakers. Ethanol producers up today: GPRE +5.1%, PEIX +7%, BIOF +3.9%, AVRW +1.9%.
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  • coloneldebugger
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    might as well check the prices on auto repair stocks for all those extra gummed up engines.
    13 Oct 2010, 01:17 PM Reply Like
  • Stone Fox Capital
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    talk about biting the hands that feed you. Nothing like extending failed plans instead of coming up with new ones.
    13 Oct 2010, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    And I thought I was too late to go long on corn prices
    13 Oct 2010, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    Corn-on-the-cob a buck an ear at the supermarket yesterday. Guess a buck and a half is right around the corner, along with huge price increases on every other food item using corn-based ingredients.

     

    But, it's sure good to know that we don't have any inflation and that deflation is our big worry. Oy!
    13 Oct 2010, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • warrejt
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    As if corn prices needed another reason to go up.....
    13 Oct 2010, 01:25 PM Reply Like
  • coloneldebugger
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    wonder why ADM is up 1.71%
    13 Oct 2010, 01:39 PM Reply Like
  • mdmrjsds
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    In the long term, all these corn ethanol companies are shorts. No process that yields less energy than it requires to run is viable unless it is subsidized. And the US is on a path that won't allow such subsidies at some point in the future.

     

    The question is when? When does the political class run up against reality? I tilt to the argument that such a change will be dramatic, a chaos change, not a gradual transition. Right now the rest of the world is still letting us run up a tab based on our reputation, not on our behavior. How soon before they realize they aren't going to collect the full debt. As soon as the first creditor takes steps, they all will. Two years? Five years? Ten years?

     

    Ah well, they're all Keynesians (bastardized to be sure), and Keynes famously said 'In the long run, we're all dead' as he screwed us knowing full well the tab wouldn't come due till after he was dead. He had a wicked sense of humor. :-)
    13 Oct 2010, 01:42 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    Can your short stay liquid longer than the government can stay irrational?

     

    :-)
    13 Oct 2010, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    what no poor people complained.....this will starve a few million people....good for the greenies..they donĀ“t like people anyway..let those carbon dioxide spewing animals die...
    13 Oct 2010, 02:07 PM Reply Like
  • TruthSayer
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    Planning to have another separate pump? There is a scientific valid reason to maintain blend lower than 10%. Previous US cars not manufactured for the corrosion involved with ethanol.
    13 Oct 2010, 02:32 PM Reply Like
  • squire PB
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    Not content on wrecking the economy now these arseholes are going to wreck our cars
    13 Oct 2010, 02:52 PM Reply Like
  • squire PB
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    Advertising Exec that has run agencies in Australia and New York got sick of that and started my own marketing consulting company very eclectic client list from mining, media , wines and eyeglasses. Claim to fame developed the First Australia Fund ...modest investor focus currently on gold , uranium and energy.
    left Australia because of its rabid socialist bent in the early 70's now have to find another country if this madness continues here
    13 Oct 2010, 02:58 PM Reply Like
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