U.S. faces deadline on bid for more ethanol in fuel


WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency faces a deadline on Tuesday to respond to an industry proposal to put more ethanol in U.S. gasoline but may defer a decision into next year. An EPA spokeswoman said on Friday that a statement was expected next week on the request by an ethanol backers to set the ethanol-to-gasoline blend rate as high as 15 percent. It now is 10 percent. Most ethanol now is made from corn (maize). "We believe the data is there to do E15," ...

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