Study: New E15 gas can ruin auto engines: It must be pretty sweet to be the government. If you don’t have enough money to buy votes and send kickbacks to cronies you just raise some funds on the sly by regulating up the price of gas and then pocketing the difference. And if that isn’t enough you can always regulate that gas be diluted by adding ethanol -thereby driving up consumption and government profits. And if that still isn’t enough you can further decrease the efficiency of the gas by adding even more ethanol. So what if it destroys the engines of the people you’re ripping off to pay for your protectionist rackets and cartels? All that means is that they’ll have to buy new cars. Possibly from one of the car companies you forced them to buy you or the one you forced them to buy for the unions.