CALIFORNIA OXYGENATES PROGRAM BEGINS

Service stations in California were to start selling oxygenated gasoline Nov. 1 to meet clean fuel standards of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB's standards require that each gallon of gasoline contain 6-11 vol % of ethanol or a methanol derived ether such as methyl tertiary butyl ether, a move aimed at cutting tailpipe emissions of carbon monoxide (CO).

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