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"Frankenol" – End the Madness

David4 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 10:04 PM
Reading the article and the comments, I would say that the first item on the consumer action plan should be to conserve, to use less energy. For meat and poultry producers, it is to find alternatives to corn. Back to consumers, #2 will be to eat less meat.

The word “gasoline” no longer characterizes the stuff we put into our cars. Due to regulations forced on the refining industry, “Frankenol” might be more accurate.

This government-engineered, market-distorting fuel is a blend of 90 percent gasoline and 10 percent ethanol (E10). Originally conceived to breathe life into the fledgling U.S. ethanol industry and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, continued tinkering with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has turned the program into a nightmare.  

The RFS requires refiners to blend increasing amounts of ethanol into the nation’s fuel pool annually....