API launched a new multi-faceted Renewable Fuel Standard advocacy campaign that includes TV and online advertising. The campaign will focus on how higher ethanol mandates can hurt consumers and threaten to reverse America’s energy renaissance which has made the United States the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world.

“The American consumer is seeking relief from the broken and outdated RFS mandate,” said API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola. “This mandate and the high ethanol blends it will bring can result in damaged engines and fuel systems potentially forcing drivers to pay for costly repairs, according to extensive testing by the auto and oil and natural gas industries. This broken RFS mandate could also raise prices at the pump.

“These new ads will help further inform voters about the potential dangers of the broken ethanol mandate, and increase calls on Congress to fix the RFS.”

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry.