September 2001

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California Energy Commission MTBE Study

Bill Crowley, Contributing Editor       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Last month we looked at gasoline prices. This month we will look ..

Bill Crowley, Contributing Editor       Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Last month we looked at gasoline prices. This month we will look at one of the factors driving gasoline costs – the additives used to increase gasoline's oxygen content. Where else but California would we find the most work done on oxygenates? The California Energy Commission has a great page with information about this additive and the difficulties of using it to reduce smog (http://www.energy.ca.gov/mtbe/index.html/) After forcing California refineries to add MTBE to their gasoline, authorities discovered that the additive contam

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