EPA raises allowable ethanol limit in gasoline to 15%

04/09/2012
The US Environmental Protection Agency raised the allowable limit of ethanol in gasoline to 15% on Apr. 2 as it approved the first registration applications to supply the additive on those terms. EPA said its action followed an extensive technical review of the increased ethanol level's impacts. "Registration is a prerequisite to introducing E15 into the marketplace," it said. "Before it can be sold, manufacturers must first take additional measures to help ensure retail stations and other gasoline distributors understand and implement labeling rules and other E15-related requirements." EPA is not requiring the use or sale of E15, the federal environmental regulator em...
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