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Published July 14, 2009, 05:05 AM

High-ethanol E85 fuel hurt by low gas sales

In Minnesota, the nation’s leader in E85 pumps, sales fell off by more than half this spring compared with the year before, a disappointment to E85 producers and the farmers who supply them with corn to make the fuel. It’s also a letdown for those who hoped the blend would provide a cleaner alternative to gasoline and accelerate the move away from fossil fuels.

By: Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

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