Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pure gasoline options shrinking in South Dakota
Posted: Sunday, June 3, 2012 9:15 am

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sometime this summer, already-scarce blends of pure gasoline will become rarer in western South Dakota.

That’s because the largest refineries that supply the Plains Rocky Mountain Pipeline terminal in Rapid City, and therefore much of western South Dakota, soon will begin piping shipments of subgrade gasoline that will have to be blended with ethanol before it can be sold.

Drivers who prefer not to burn ethanol because they see a drag in fuel mileage will have fewer nonethanol choices. Already, more than 95 percent of the motor vehicle fuel sold in the U.S. contains ethanol, according to estimates from the Renewable Fuels Association.

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