Texas Bill to Eliminate Ethanol in Gasoline Also Dies

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Legislation to prohibit the sale of motor fuel with an ethanol mixture died when the legislature adjourned for the year. The bill recognized that ethanol fuels cause problems with fuel pumps, fuel gauges and other engine performance issues, especially over a period of time when the vehicle is not used. Current high-performance specialty parts along with pre-model-year ’01 cars and parts may be most susceptible to corrosion. The measure also acknowledged that ethanol has been shown to decrease fuel mileage. 

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