As reported by Reuters, U.S. ethanol industry leaders want filling stations to clearly label where their oil came from so consumers know how much money is spent on imported oil.

Retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark is a co-owner of Growth Energy, the group asking for the new label. Clark says the money saved from protecting oil shipping lanes could be invested in U.S. oil, alternative fuels and fuel efficient technology.

Clark has spoken with lawmakers to create legislation mandating the new label system. He says if consumers are aware of the origin of their fuel, they may decide to purchase a different kind of fuel or a car that runs on alternative fuel.

The label could also help the ethanol industry which is hurting due to the recession and higher corn prices.

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