SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 29, July 18, 2013

Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline Dies as Oregon Legislature Adjourns

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Legislation to repeal the requirement that retail dealers, nonretail dealers or wholesale dealers sell only gasoline blended with a specified percentage of ethanol died when the Oregon legislature adjourned for the year. The bill did not receive committee consideration. Oregon requires that gasoline sold or offered for sale contain 10% ethanol by volume. H.B. 3107 recognized that while the current ethanol mandate does not apply to fuel used in antique vehicles, there has been an inability to obtain unblended gasoline for engines that may be damaged by ethanol. 

For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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