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The money-saving, economy-helping, environmentally-friendly choice at the pump

5/25/2018

If your family will be on the road this holiday weekend, and your vehicle allows for it, I encourage you to try a higher ethanol or biodiesel blend at the pump and feel good knowing you’re making an environmentally-friendly decision and supporting Iowa communities, and saving money while you’re at it.

Week of May 21 fuel and energy price update

5/23/2018

As of Tuesday, May 22, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.84 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.05 from last week and $.58 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.95, up $.06 from last week’s price.

RFS waivers anger Grassley

5/21/2018

The Iowa senator threatens to call for resignation of EPA administrator.

Week of May 14 fuel and energy price update

5/17/2018

As of Tuesday, May 15, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.79 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.08 from last week and $.54 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.89, up $.06 from last week’s price.

Iowa lawmakers score RFS wins

5/14/2018

But there’s concern over a proposal to change rules on biofuel exports.

Oil giants are feasting on EPA’s biofuel waivers

5/14/2018

It’s no surprise that farmers, biofuel advocates and Midwestern lawmakers are seething about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) practice of handing out waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) like candy on Halloween.

Week of May 7 fuel and energy price update

5/10/2018

As of Tuesday, May 8, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.71 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.02 from last week and $.19 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.83, up $.02 from last week’s price.

Corn yields exceptionally high relative to soybeans

5/9/2018

Both corn and soybeans have seen significant growth in yield since 1970, however, the corn yield growth has been more rapid especially since the mid-90s.

Pushing for year-round E15 sales

5/7/2018

No reason to limit E15 sales in the summer driving months, lawmakers say.

Diesel prices affecting specialty crop prices

5/3/2018

With the vast majority of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the United States moving to their final destination by truck, on-highway diesel fuel prices play a significant role in setting the rates specialty crop growers must pay to get their product to market.

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