SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 10, March 7, 2013

Oregon/Florida Propose Elimination of Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline

Legislation to repeal the requirement that retail dealers, nonretail dealers or wholesale dealers of gasoline sell only gasoline blended with a specified percentage of ethanol has been introduced in Oregon. Currently, the state requires that gasoline sold or offered for sale contain 10% ethanol by volume. In Florida, a bill to repeal the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol is being considered in the Florida House. Currently, the Florida Renewable Fuels Standard requires that all gasoline sold or offered for sale by a terminal supplier, importer, blender or wholesaler in Florida contain 9%–10% ethanol, or other alternative fuel, by volume. SEMA is supporting both measures. 

For more information, check out the Oregon bill and Florida bill. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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