The oil industry is trying to woo ethanol producers. No, really.
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows, and it appears there is some serious promiscuity going on as the White House changes hands and former enemies look at each other in a new light. Case in point: The oil industry—which just weeks ago was asking the Trump administration to allow some refineries to dodge ethanol-blending requirements—is attempting to woo corn growers and ethanol producers just in time for Valentine’s Day, Reuters reports. We all recognize this tired rom-com plot: Former foes unite against a common enemy, the rest is history. In this case, the common enemy is battery-powered cars, which pose a real threat to both industries (especially as major players like General Motors pledge to go all-electric by 2035). So far, though, oily advances have been met with frozen corn.