Growth Energy: Drivers Will Be Able to Rely on E15 This Summer, Thanks to Emergency Waiver

EPA announced it would grant an emergency waiver to allow the sale of E15 this summer.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuel trade association, welcomed today’s announcement that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will grant an emergency waiver allowing for the summer sale of E15—a lower-carbon, more affordable fuel blend made with 15% American bioethanol. EPA announced the decision following an intense campaign by Growth Energy and elected leaders.

“We commend EPA Administrator Regan, Secretary Vilsack, and the Biden administration for easing pain at the pump this summer by protecting access to lower-carbon, more affordable E15,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Given ongoing supply threats stemming from unrest in Ukraine, the Middle East, and Red Sea shipping routes, this waiver will serve as a valuable shield against volatile fuel costs and help more working families benefit from E15, which has been saving drivers 10 to 30 cents per gallon.

“We’re grateful to our steadfast champions on Capitol Hill who have fought hard for consumer access to E15, and, beyond this summer, we look forward to continuing work with them to find a permanent solution for year-round sales of E15.”


E15 (UNL 88) is a fuel blend made of gasoline and 15% ethanol. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its use in all cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) made in model year 2001 and newer—representing more than 96% of all vehicles on the road today. E15 can be found at over 3,400 gas stations across the country and to date, Americans have driven more than 100 billion miles on this fuel blend. In 2022 and 2023, consumers choosing E15 experienced average cost savings of 10-30 cents per gallon, with some locations offering over $1 off per gallon.