The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces that it needs more time to decide whether the blending limit for ethanol in gasoline should be raised from 10% to as high as 15%. EPA says it needs more time to study data on the effects higher blends have on some vehicles.

According to a letter to Growth Energy posted on the EPA Web site, further testing should be completed by mid-June. EPA says initial tests indicate vehicles newer than 2001 “will likely accommodate” gasoline containing 15% ethanol.