However, the prices could possibly drop by year's end and remain low into next year. July and August are peak vacation months in the U.S. and have the highest fuel consumption. Replacement of MTBE in the fuel supply would be complete while new ethanol production plants (33 by year's end) would be ready to start production in 2007. Note that E85 prices are not affected by current prices due to negotiations between fuel sellers and their suppliers.
[Source: USA Today]