President Trump is expected to make E-15 announcement in Omaha metro tonight

A White House source says President Trump has ordered the EPA to set the wheels in motion for the year-round sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol.

E-15 is now banned from being sold during the summer months. The president will be making the announcement later today during a rally in Omaha-Council Bluffs.

Currently, gasoline with 10 percent ethanol may be sold at any time of the year in the United States.

The oil industry has fought to preserve rules that have prevented higher percentages of ethanol from being added to gasoline during the summer.

The announcement last night about year-round E-15 sales sets Trump firmly on the side of corn growers.

The president is scheduled to speak at 6:30 PM at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.

There are 24 ethanol plants in Nebraska that produce a total of more than two-billion gallons each year. Nebraska is the nation’s number-two ethanol producer behind only Iowa.

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