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- Senate energy bill seeks MTBE ban, ethanol boost. Geiselman, Bruce // Waste News;6/23/2003, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p15
Cars in the U.S. may soon be burning more gasoline containing ethanol, some manufactured from agricultural waste, and less containing the controversial additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, better known as MTBE. The U.S. Senate on June 5 added amendments to the energy bill that would require oil...
- RFA Says Ethanol Is Ready To Replace MTBE in California. // Chemical Market Reporter;05/15/2000, Vol. 257 Issue 20, p57
Reports the status of the replacement of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) by ethanol in California as of May 15, 2000. Impact of the replacement to its reformulated gasoline program; Reason for California to phase out the use of MTBE in gasoline.
- I. A Mechanic's Warnings. Crete, Dan // Professional Boatbuilder;Aug/Sep2006, Issue 102, p26
Discusses several aspects of the transition to 10 percent ethanol blend, also known as E10 gasoline as required by federal laws regarding the use of oxygenates, which was started during the 2005 boating season. Complications of mixing E10 with methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) gasoline;...
- Gentlemen, start your ethanol engines. Jossi, Frank // Fedgazette;Jul2003, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p16
Discusses the growth of ethanol production in the U.S. Details on the construction of an ethanol plant in Aurora, South Dakota; Decision of state governments to remove methyl t-butyl ether from gasoline; Information on the oil and ethanol subsidies provided by the federal government.
- Jury: Gasoline with MTBE a 'defective product' // National Petroleum News;Jun2002, Vol. 94 Issue 6, p6
Reports the gasoline with butyl methyl ether additive in San Francisco, California. Discussion on the landmark case by legal observers; Issue on the product-liability case by South Tahoe Public Utility District; Failure to disclose information and promote additive in gasoline.
- Ethanol Lobby Gears Up for a Fight in Congress. Hoffman, John // Chemical Market Reporter;10/16/2000, Vol. 258 Issue 16, p1
Reports that the ethanol industry is mounting a massive effort to get the United States Congress to phase out the use of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in gasoline and require a hefty percentage of fuels to come from renewable sources. Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Smith that would...
- Short-Term Ethanol Supply Inadequate. Sim, Peck Hwee // Chemical Week;5/17/2006, Vol. 168 Issue 17, p33
The article reports on the surge in ethanol demand resulting from the switchover from methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) to ethanol in fuel in 2006. Replacing the amount of MTBE used in gasoline would require 2 billion gallons/year of ethanol, but only 1.55 billion gallons/year, about 36% of the...
- The next bottleneck? // National Petroleum News;Apr2006, Vol. 98 Issue 4, p6
The article examines the effects of the rapid transition from reformulated gasoline (RFG) blended with methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) to RFG blended with ethanol on the East Coast and Texas markets. The transition could increase the potential for supply dislocations and subsequent price...
- Gasoline Demand Drives MTBE Exports. Sim, Peck Hwee // Chemical Week;1/24/2007, Vol. 169 Issue 3, p39
The article reports on the booming U.S. exports of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE). Rich Lamberth of DeWitt & Co. said that the robust exports are due to a combination of strong demand from European gasoline refiners, and the phaseout of MTBE in the U.S. The U.S. became a net exporter as a ...