April 2002

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California decides to delay ban on MTBE as a fuel additive. On March 15, Governor Gray Davis issued a new timeline for MTBE phaseout to be extended one year - to January 2004. The Gove..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

California decides to delay ban on MTBE as a fuel additive. On March 15, Governor Gray Davis issued a new timeline for MTBE phaseout to be extended one year - to January 2004. The Governor's statement said that enforcing the original date would "significantly risk disruption of the availability of gasoline in California. This would substantially increase prices, harm California's economy and impose an unjustified burden on motorists." The Oxygenated Fuels Association (OFA) has hailed this decision. OFA President Tom Adams cited predictions presented to the California Energy Commission in a recent report which found

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