- Senate Renews Bill to Ban MTBE. // Chemical Week;2/12/2003, Vol. 165 Issue 6, p5
Reports on a bill that will be introduced by a coalition of U.S. senators in February 2003 that would ban the use of the gasoline oxygenate methyl-tert butyl ether (MTBE). Implication of the move; Reaction from MTBE producers and refiners.
- MTBE at a high. Gibson, Jane // ICIS Chemical Business;6/26/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 25, p37
This article reports that the European methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) factor to gasoline has moved from its all time low in April 2006 to a six-month high. An MTBE deal was done at $800/ton fob Amsterdam/Rotterdam for 1,000 ton for June 2006 delivery between a producer and refiner. Although...
- Report: Ethanol able to fill MTBE void. // National Petroleum News;May2000, Vol. 92 Issue 5, p10
Focuses on the report prepared for the Governor's Ethanol Coalition which revealed the ethanol industry's ability to increase production in the wake of a ban on the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in the United States. Concerns on the effects of the MTBE ban on gasoline...
- Methanol Market Quiet. Brown, Rohert // Chemical Market Reporter;1/31/2005, Vol. 267 Issue 5, p5
This article reports that the U.S. spot methanol market is exhibiting a newfound calm that will likely become the norm. Prices remain healthy and expectations are high for 2005. Thanks to state and provincial governments in North America banning its use as an oxygenate in gasoline, the market...
- MTBE demand predicted to soar. Gibson, Jane // European Chemical News;10/11/2004, Vol. 81 Issue 2119, p10
Reports on the effects of a decline in the use of aromatics in gasoline on methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) producers in Europe starting January 2005. Advantage of the increase in the demand for MTBE on gasoline; Cost of methane in October 2004; Information on the effects of ethyl tertiary...
- 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.
- Capacity boosts on hold amid demand concerns. Cornitius, Tim // Chemical Week;5/3/1995, Vol. 156 Issue 17, p29
Reports on the developments in the methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) market in the United States. Absence of expansion plans; Impact of government actions; Prediction for an increase in demand for MTBE.
- Early turns tighten Asian market. McElligott, Suzanne // Chemical Week;8/21/1996, Vol. 158 Issue 32, p50
Reports on the tight supply of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in Asia. Increase in demand; Plans of Japanese buyers to push up inventories ahead of the producer downtime in September and October 1996; Stable methanol spot prices.