Oregon Seeks To Ease Up On Ethanol-blended Gasoline

ORLawmakers want to make ethanol-free gasoline available state-wide

According to a  SEMA report this week, legislation was introduced in the Oregon House of Representatives to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in the state contain a percentage of ethanol.

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% ethanol by volume.”

H.B. 2373 recognizes 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.