IN THE NEWS: Joe fights for cheaper gas prices as Indiana suffers largest gas price hike nationwide
As Hoosier families prepare to fill up their gas tanks for Memorial Day weekend vacations in spite of skyrocketing prices, Joe Donnelly is working on solutions to bring down prices at the pump.
Yesterday, Joe wrote a letter to the President asking him to reduce regulations on the sales of fuel with higher blends of Ethanol, which would increase the fuel supply and help keep gas prices down.
Efforts to keep fuel costs down would be especially appreciated in Indiana, as the state faces the largest gas price hike in the nation thanks to last year’s gas tax authored by Statehouse Republicans. The cost to fill up a tank has risen by 30 percent on average since last year, an increase of roughly 66 cents per gallon, or 20 percent more than the national average.
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Across the country, people are seeing higher gas prices.
On Monday, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana urged President Trump to take action.
In part of a letter, Donnelly asks for fewer restrictions on selling higher-ethanol/gasoline fuel blends like E15 during the summer months as a way to cut down on the pump price.
Gas prices in Indiana are up nearly 20 cents from a month ago and more than 60 cents in the past year.
In Michigan, prices have only gone up 11 cents.
From Howey Politics’ Daily Wire: Donnelly Urges Trump To Take Action On High Gas Prices
On Monday, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana urged President Trump to take action on higher gas prices... In part of a letter, Donnelly asks for fewer restrictions on selling higher-ethanol/gasoline fuel blends like E15 during the summer months as a way to cut down on the pump price. "Currently, in spite of lower evaporative and tailpipe emissions that come with a switch from fuel with 10 percent ethanol (E10) to fuel with 15 percent ethanol (E15), an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation regarding the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of fuel prevents retailers in most areas of the country from selling fuels like E15 from June 1 to September 30 each year," Donnelly said in the letter.