EIA 25 year forecast in General E85 Discussions Posted October 5, 2016 · Report reply The speculation below, still rings true. From my knowledge base of working in small international Corp. top executives, investment, engineering, and financial information, my personal take on 25 year out has a few known conclusions. First we are reliant upon international financial health. Meaning our economy is hooked to financial health of other countries. Were are not an island and must work to help or not deter financial well being of other large economies. Second there is no conspiracy of oil wealth and influence upon the country. Wealthy corporations have always had this influence. Nothing new here. Third, politicians even though they spew out partisan rhetoric for pubic consumption, all work to improve their own wealth and stay in power. They will not kill the milk cow as they have a great thing going. Even to the point of not caring of control or change. Meaning they only need to impress a slight majority of their constituency to stay in power. If they are exceptional in spin and deceit they win. It's actually easier to be within the minority party as it is easier to blame others and not work so hard. But, having said that, they are concerned of countries interests, they will work to make good decisions, but (unknown to us) they work much more either directly or indirectly with political opponents. They all hate disruption to the status quo as that will threaten their wealth and historical significance. I will name this the Milk Cow Theory. So, given this what's going on with ethanol? The petrol industry is in a big hurt. The industry massive ability to improve the countries wealth is sorely needed and needed more now than anytime in history. So, the movers and shakers upon gov't and business are directly or indirectly communicating that all parties need to understand their place. That disruption at this time in history is bad as the economic health for change is just not available. So, bio-fuel can stomp and complain of rigged markets, but the power brokers will make sure they can't disrupt the status quo. The best they can hope for and what has been planned for them, is minimal sustained growth. Since other countries are not so dependent upon oil wealth their bio fuel production will move at higher growth rates. All the U.S. elites will work together to minimize disruption, so petrol fuel will reign supreme. Politicians will attempt to appease all, with a modicum of support and silently empower the status quo. Sure, politicians offer lots of rhetoric, but actual work to make it happen goes to business as usual folks. If you want to be a power broker and improve your plight and finances in life, you better go along to get along. No disruptors need apply. This goes for Wall Street, Insurance Companies, politicians, and all the powerful players i.e. Google. Their is some value to main street for this. It's not the typical founding principles or the way gov't of the people are supposed to govern, but in serious threatening times, the voting public throws all wisdom out the window and grabs onto such solutions. Solutions that are sold to them and so easily believed. History has a long record of the public wishing to avoid hurtful remedies and vote to keep the good times going. Business as usual, can maintain itself, until the majority get fed up or catch on. The best solution is always do this continually or at least upon a gradual ramp of change and not to demand it immediate.