Not as Expensive to Install E15 Infrastructure as Opponents Claim

first_img New information from the Petroleum Equipment Institute shows that the cost of upgrading an existing retail gas station to sell E15 is substantially less than recently suggested by ethanol opponents. E15 has been in the marketplace for more than a year now. Stations offering the fuel have seen overall fuel sales and in-store sales increase. But some retailers have been discouraged from exploring E15 by biofuel opponents who have stated adding E15 will cost 200-thousand to 300-thousand dollars. According to the ethanol industry – the stations that offer E15 today have spent just 10-thousand dollars per station on average to add the product – or slightly less than one-penny per gallon of gasoline sold for the average retail gas station. The Petroleum Equipment Institute has underscored the industry’s point. At the request of USDA – PEI examined the potential cost of installing E15 at retail gas stations under 10 different scenarios.The PEI report found that stations that are just required to have compatible equipment can offer E15 with minimal investment. Those that can use existing dispensers can offer E15 for under 12-hundred dollars on average per station. Stations that require a listing by a testing laboratory also have inexpensive options. Stations can choose to retrofit their dispensers to offer E15 for under 42-hundred dollars per dispenser on average or replace dispensers to offer E15 for under $20,500 per dispenser on average. Even new stations being built could add E15 for under 10-thousand dollars per dispenser on average.The BYO Ethanol Campaign reminds retailers that the cost estimates from PEI don’t include any available incentives that help defray installation costs. USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program – for example – has funded hundreds of blender pumps that can offer a range of ethanol blends like E15. Further – the return on investment is quick given today’s markets. Given ethanol’s discount to gasoline and the current value of RINs – retailers offering mid-level ethanol blends like E15 can quickly recoup their investments in infrastructure. SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Sep 10, 2013 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twittercenter_img Not as Expensive to Install E15 Infrastructure as Opponents Claim Previous articleFarmers have Web Help for Management of PestsNext articleHoosier Among 16 Growers Appointed to WISHH Leadership Gary Truitt Home Energy Not as Expensive to Install E15 Infrastructure as Opponents Claim source: NAFB News ServiceRetailers can learn more about incentives by visiting www dot BYOethanol dot com (www.BYOethanol.com). Just click on incentives.last_img read more

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Ugandan commission threatens broadcasters with closure

first_imgNews September 29, 2017 Ugandan commission threatens broadcasters with closure In a 26 September directive, the UCC told broadcasters that live feeds that were “in breach of the minimum broadcasting standards” could result in “suspension and revocation of your licence.” The UCC issued the directive shortly after several TV stations provided live coverage of a scuffle among parliamentarians during a debate earlier the same day in parliament about a proposed constitutional amendment to abolish age limits for presidential candidates. As its stands, the constitution requires presidential candidates to be aged between 35 and 75. Opposition members say the proposed amendment is designed to enable President Yoweri Museweni, currently aged 73, to run for another term. “This kind of indiscriminate ban constitutes a new level of censorship for Uganda,” said Reporters Without Borders. “The UCC is using the parliamentary altercation to threaten the media by applying arbitrary and restrictive measures. We ask the UCC to rescind this decision at once in order to allow the media to freely reflect what really happens in Uganda.” The proposed amendment has triggered heated reactions in certain quarters of Ugandan society that the authorities would rather not see covered. Four reporters – Isaac Otwii of the Daily Monitor, Robert Kalibongo of Radio Unity, Denis Engena of Nile Broadcasting Services (NBS) and freelancer Martin Ongomwere –­ arrested while covering protests in the northern Lira district on 26 September and were held overnight before being released without charge. Several journalists were roughed up by police on 27 September while covering a protest by parliamentarians that was being broken up by the police.Uganda is ranked 112th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about a decision by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to ban on live broadcasts by TV, radio or other electronic media that do not respect undefined “minimum” standards. RSF calls for the ban to be lifted at once. Help by sharing this information RSF_en center_img Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Freedom of expression Rixe entre Parlementaires à Kampala le 27 septembre, © REUTERS/James Akena Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses Freedom of expression Organisation last_img read more

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Calatrava man shot to death in Toboso

first_imgAccording to police investigators,Alibutdan was driving a truck loaded with sugarcane along with his helper whenthey were flagged down by eight assailants clad in bonnets around 8 a.m. onApril 2. BACOLOD City – A man was found dead inBarangay Bandila, Toboso, Negros Occidental. The 32-year-old Jomar Alibutdan ofBarangay Winaswasan, Calatrava sustained gunshot wounds on the head, a policereport showed. As of this writing, officers of theToboso municipal police station have yet to identify the suspects but arelooking into grudges and land dispute as the motive in the shooting./PN A few minutes later, the suspects firedat Alibutdan after they ordered the victim’s helper to flee.last_img

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