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In boost for farmers, Trump says he may allow E15 gasoline sales all year

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By Jeff MasonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration may allow the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol year-round, which could help farmers by firing up corn demand but faces opposition from Big Oil.The proposal marks the latest move by the Trump administration to navigate the rival oil and corn constituencies as they clash over the nation's biofuels policy. Oil refiners say the Renewable Fuel Standard requiring them to add biofuels into gasoline is costly and displaces petroleum, while the farm sector says the law provides critical ...

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 02:48 IST