The U.S. oil industry has strongly warned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against requiring ethanol in reformulated gasoline (RFG). EPA issued its reformulated gasoline rule last month and proposed a new rule to require 30% of the compounds used to add oxygen to RFG come from renewable sources such as ethanol (OGJ, Dec. 20, 1993, p. 29; Dec. 27, 1993, p. 27). NPRA OBJECTION At a recent hearing on the proposal the National Petroleum Refiners Association said the ethanol proposal violates the spirit and letter of the government industry regulatory negotiation (reg neg) that produced the RFG rule. It sai...

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