February 27, 2019 / 5:40 PM / 23 days ago

US may not finish E15 gasoline rule by summer, but sales could happen anyway - Agriculture Secretary

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will probably not be able to finalize its rule allowing year-round sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline by summer, but could compensate by declining to enforce the current summer-time ban, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump had directed the EPA last year to allow summer-time sales of so-called E15 by summer as a way of helping corn farmers that supply the ethanol industry, but the process was hindered by a weeks-long partial government shutdown that put many EPA staff on furlough.

Writing by Richard Valdmanis

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