Regulator issues multi-state gasoline waiver on Hurricane Sandy

31 October 2012 22:42  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday issued a temporary waiver of certain federal clean-gasoline requirements for 16 states and the District of Columbia in order to ease potential supply disruptions after Hurricane Sandy passed through the east coast.

The waiver applies to gasoline sold and distributed in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, District of Columbia, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

According to the agency, “as a result of effects of Hurricane Sandy, extreme and unusual supply circumstances exist, which may result in a temporary shortage of gasoline compliant with federal regulations”.

The waiver allows the sale and distribution of conventional gasoline in those states that are required to use reformulated gasoline and allows a number of additional states to mix reformulated gasoline and conventional gasoline to remove potential barriers to the supply of gasoline to the region.

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