10 May 2006 20:58 [Source: ICIS news]
"The history of petroleum product specification changes, in the
The recent tightness in reformulated gasoline (RFG) markets was blamed on the changeover from methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) to ethanol in RFG sold in much of the Northeast and parts of
Tight specifications for RBOB, especially concerning Reid Vapor Pressure rules, make it more difficult and costly to produce. Some
"While issues regarding ethanol, including supply adequacy and the logistics of transportation, storage, and blending, have attracted more attention, the supply of RBOB is also being watched to determine if supplies are adequate," EIA said.
The Energy Department agency also said that RFG consumers in the Northeast and
EIA said the average
(Additional reporting by Brian Balboa in
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