Trade groups blame MTBE supply slide on energy bill

04/03/2006
A steep decline in the use of methyl tertiary butyl ether as a gasoline additive results from refusal by Congress to adopt MTBE liability limits as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, a former chairman of the National Association of Convenience Stores told a US Senate committee Mar. 29.Domestic ethanol producers are working hard to supply fuel-grade ethanol for the summer driving season, Bill Douglass, chief executive of Douglass Distributing Co. in Sherman, Tex., told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.“But it is uncertain whether these best efforts will be sufficient to meet the demand for ethanol as the nation transitions away from MTBE,” he said.The Natio...
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