URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
Oregon Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Requirement in Gasoline Dies as Legislature Adjourns
Legislation (H.B. 2373) to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol died when the legislature adjourned for the year. The bill did not receive committee consideration. Currently, the state requires that “a retail dealer, nonretail dealer or wholesale dealer may not sell or offer for sale gasoline unless the gasoline contains 10 percent ethanol by volume.” The bill recognized that while the current ethanol mandate does not apply to fuel used in antique, all terrain and racing vehicles, there has been an inability to obtain unblended gasoline for engines that may be damaged by ethanol.
Thanks to those who participated in supporting this bill.