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"This technology-neutral Open Fuel Standard is a key step to break the cycle of pain at the pump," says Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD). Bartlett, along with a bipartisan group of House members led by Congressmen John Shimkus (R-IL), and including Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Steve Israel (D-NY), recently introduced the Open Fuel Standard (OFS) Act (HR 1687), which is intended to generate competition at the pump.

With the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent approval of E15 (a fuel consisting of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) it's fitting that Canada-based Suncor Energy Inc. has completed the expansion of its St. Clair Ethanol Plant in Ontario, effectively doubling the facility's annual ethanol output.