SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 7, February 12, 2015

Oregon Proposes Elimination of Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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The Oregon House of Representatives introduced legislation to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol.
   

Legislation to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives. Currently, the state requires that “a retail dealer, nonretail dealer or wholesale dealer may not sell or offer for sale gasoline unless the gasoline contains 10% ethanol by volume.”

H.B. 2373 recognizes that while the current ethanol mandate does not apply to fuel used in antique, all-terrain and racing vehicles, there has been an inability to obtain unblended gasoline for engines that may be damaged by ethanol.

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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