Fuelish waivering

Some US states, especially in the Northeast and on the West Coast, are growing increasingly worried that current reformulated gasoline (RFG) rules will help drive retail prices to record highs before June.Congress may retool the RFG rules before then as part of a comprehensive energy bill. Pending House and Senate proposals revise RFG rules because of states' water contamination concerns connected with the clean-fuel additive methyl tertiary butyl ether. A final bill is expected to remove the 2 wt % oxygenate requirement, protect fuel ethanol market share through a renewable fuels standard, and create a credit trading program. MTBE producers may be encouraged to stop making the oxygen...

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