By Timothy Cama

More than two dozen companies that run or license gas stations are teaming up to fight a proposed change to the federal ethanol mandate that could hurt them.

The Main Street Energy Alliance launched Wednesday, with members including Cumberland Farms, Sheetz Inc., QuikTrip, BP, 7 Eleven Inc., the National Association of Convenience Stores and the truck stop lobbying group NATSO.

It is fighting an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal that would shift the burden of complying with the federal ethanol blending mandate to fuel sellers — like the companies in the coalition — instead of refining companies. Read more…