USDA: Corn supplies jump, easing shortage worries in Ethanol Politics Posted July 19, 2011 · Report reply So the VEETC is inflating Ethanol prices? ??? I definitely disagree with raising the additive rate. 5-10% should be plenty for regular gasoline. The real contender should be E85 IMHO. O0 I would rather see more work to mandate Flexfuel engines even if it was only to make it so more cars could run higher blends of Ethanol out of the factory. But I wasn't completely aware of the effect the VEETC has on prices. I figured that the blending mandate was more of a inflating factor while the VEETC would reduce Oil and Ethanol prices at the pump. At a cost of multiples in taxes I might add.