FTC to probe claims that oil firms are limiting access to E15

The Federal Trade Commission will probe allegations that oil and natural gas companies are limiting access to E15 gasoline by persuading fuel retailers to sell premium gasoline in place of the ethanol blend and using other means to undermine the E15 program. The FTC response was prompted by a letter from Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., calling for an investigation.

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