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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New ethanol-gasoline blend raises questions for retailers

USA Today
Updated 10-9-10
By Dan Piller, The Des Moines Register

DES MOINES, Iowa — Federal regulators are expected to approve a new blend of ethanol gasoline this month, but motorists may see little difference at the pumps.
That's because approval of the 15% ethanol blend, known as E15, may be limited to 2007 model-year cars or newer. The majority of the nation's 270 million cars would still be restricted to the current 10% ethanol blend.

Retailers would face difficult decisions about buying new dispensers and tanks for E15, especially when they would still need their current E10 pumps.

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