Florida considers bill to end sale of ethanol gas

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Legislation to repeal the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in Florida contain a percentage of ethanol was approved by the House Regulatory Affairs Committee and has been sent to the floor of the Florida House of Representatives for a vote by all members, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

Currently, the Florida Renewable Fuels Standard requires that all gasoline sold or offered for sale by a terminal supplier, importer, blender or wholesaler in Florida contain 9–10% ethanol, or other alternative fuel, by volume.

SEMA says the bill recognizes that while the current ethanol mandate does not apply to fuel used in collector vehicles, off-road vehicles, motorcycles or small engines, there has been an inability to obtain unblended gasoline for engines that may be damaged by ethanol.

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website.

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