OXYGENATES TO HIKE GASOLINE PRICE

The cost of achieving required U.S. gasoline formulations this winter in Environmental Protection Agency carbon monoxide (CO) nonattainment areas could reach 3-50/gal, an Energy Information Administration analysis has found. EIA says new winter demand for gasoline blending oxygenates such as methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) or ethanol created by 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act (CAA) will exceed U.S. oxygenate production by 140,000-220,000 b/d. The shortfall must be made up from

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