It gets worse. Of course. We consumers also get suckered for:
- A gas mileage reduction of 5.3%.
- Higher fuel cost per gallon.
- Increased repair costs for vehicle engines not designed for 15% ethanol.
- Added costs to gas stations and storage facilities as they replace tanks and lines unable to handle gasoline with 15% ethanol, which is passed on to drivers.
- Corn costs higher by $0.18 per bushel.
- Wheat more expensive by $0.15 per bushel.
- Soybeans more expensive by $0.28 per bushel.
- Other crops that can be grown where corn is grown will be more expensive.
- Hogs, chickens, and cattle prices will rise along with meat from them.