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NEXT WEEK: #SubEnvironment to Examine the Potential of High Octane Fuels and Vehicles


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Environment, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), today announced a hearing for Friday, April 13, 2018, at 9 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities.”

Next week, #SubEnvironment will look into the potential for high octane fuels and the vehicles designed for them to further the goals of the Renewable Fuel Standard and Corporate Average Fuel Economy/Greenhouse Gas programs. Members will also examine the impact a potential transition to high octane fuels and vehicles could have on refiners, biofuel producers, automakers, fuel retailers, and consumers.

“High octane fuels have the potential to allow for the greater use of ethanol and other octane enhancers in the gasoline supply while increasing the miles per gallon in new cars,” said Chairman Shimkus. “It is something that deserves serious consideration and I’m looking forward to learning more about the subject and how federal policies are affecting the evolving fuels and vehicles marketplace at next week’s hearing.”

#SubEnvironment examined the future of transportation fuels and vehicles at a hearing in March.

The Majority Memorandum, witness list and testimony, and a live webcast will be made available on the committee’s website HERE as they are posted.


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