Note: This category excludes reformulated gasoline blendstock for oxygenate
blending (RBOB) as well as other blendstock.
The concentrations of alternative oxygenates
found around leaking tanks in the new study are already surprisingly high, says environmental engineer Susan E.
Other ether-based oxygenates
are likely to suffer fates similar to MTBE as they are also under environmental scrutiny.
A phase-out of MTBE and other ether-based oxygenates
must be complete and total to be effective," the letter states.
According to Dow Jones, Abraham stressed he does not have "inside knowledge" concerning EPA plans nor does he know when the agency will make a decision regarding the oxygenate
Of this amount, the dominant portion will be attributable to oxygenates
, which will account for over 55 billion pounds, valued at almost $10 billion.
The list now includes ASTM Fuel B, 30% toluene/70% iso-octane, representing a normal gasoline without additives; ASTM Fuel C, 50% toluene/50% iso-octane, representing a gasoline with high aromatic content; ASTM Fuel D, 40% toluene/60% iso-octane, representing a medium high aromatic content, used mainly in Europe; M 25, 75% ASTM Fuel C/25% methanol representing a "worst case" gasoline containing methanol as oxygenate
; FAM fuel, 50% toluene/30% iso-octane/15% di-isobutylene/5% ethanol, a European test fuel representing an aggressive gasoline; and M 15, 85% FAM fuel/15% methanol, a European test fuel representing a "worst case" gasoline containing methanol as oxygenate
In addition to making application for the distributor's licenses, UPDA Texas Trading has completed the formulation of its RBOB (Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate
Blending) gasoline blend for utilization in the distribution agreement under negotiation.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said McGinty recommended giving the industry at least three years to develop the infrastructure necessary to meet the federally mandated oxygenate
requirement "to prevent any 'backsliding' on the very significant air-quality benefits of reformulated gasoline.
The company has applied for a patent for its Kelly Green Oxygenate
and is raising nearly $2.
Excludes conventional gasoline blendstocks for oxygenate
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently announced it has sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Mike Leavitt "strongly rebutting" assertions that granting Clean Air Act oxygenate
waivers would help such states as California and New York reduce gasoline prices.