Economists' Report: Ethanol Lowers the Price of Gasoline

May 2012
National Hog Farmer Expert Blog;5/15/2012, p2
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The article discusses the report by economists on the use of ethanol for cutting gasoline price in the U.S. Economists Dermot Hayes and Xiadong Du say that without ethanol being combined with gasoline, gas price would be nearer to five U.S. dollars. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that corn processing for making ethanol would not grow much in 2011-2012. It states that since gasoline demand is declining because of the recession, ethanol demand is not increasing.


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