Missouri Requires 10 Percent Ethanol in Gasoline

On July 5, 2006, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt signed House Bill 1270, creating the Missouri Renewable Fuel Standard Act. The bill requires all but premium grade gasoline sold in Missouri to contain 10 percent ethanol by the beginning of 2008. The bill also ensures consumers the lowest-price fuel by lifting the 10 percent standard during periods when ethanol is more expensive than petroleum. Officials anticipate that Missouri’s expanding number of ethanol production facilities, growing from three to four in the near future, will be quite capable of meeting this standard.

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