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The Ethanol Bubble
Washington Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/16/2013 5:55:21 AM

When the price of a commodity rises to stratospheric heights for no apparent reason, it’s likely hysterical speculation. Only the government could come up with a bubble in a commodity that’s merely speculative. This week, the going price for a “renewable identification number” hit a high of $1.10, which is up 3,500 percent from the 3 cents it would have fetched just a few months ago. Renewable identification numbers are ethanol production credits created by the Environmental Protection Agency to help companies meet federal quotas for the production of a fuel that doesn’t actually exist.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 3/16/2013 8:04:30 AM     (No. 9227781)

The only answer is for us rubes to drink it. I will make us forget for a short time but then there is the horrible hangover.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 3/16/2013 8:38:06 AM     (No. 9227836)

Thanks for posting this. This RIN nonsense is killing our wallets at the pump.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 3/16/2013 8:57:21 AM     (No. 9227869)

This scam should be ´blended´ with the recent proclamation by Barky that we are no longer dependent on oil. Nosirrrreeee. We´re now dependent on EPA credits. Makes me want to run out and buy thousands of shares of Enron.

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