Price gouging hinders E85 sales, study finds

The pricing of E85 by some fuel retailers is gouging consumers and putting ethanol producers at an unfair disadvantage in the marketplace, according to a new study.

The study, conducted in the St Louis metro area for the Re­­newable Fuels Association (RFA), showed that the wholesale price of E85, a blend which is up to 85 percent ethanol, was well below the price of E10, which is 10 percent ethanol. However, the study...

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